Author Archives: Courtney Jordan

About Courtney Jordan

For Courtney, editor of Artist's Network, art is one of life’s essentials. Presenting art techniques to you from trusted instructors and creators as well as adding her own voice to the mix about her own (sometimes blooper worthy!) art endeavors is what she loves best. She writes about everything from Old Master painting and techniques to how to troubleshoot a painting gone wrong. She is always looking for ways to make more of her studio time, too, working in mixed media.

Turquoise Sea by Nancy Reyner

Your Art Should Feel Like Play–Not Work

Sometimes I have a really hard time focusing on my job. Like this morning…I set out to write about Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution, which is on sale. First I wanted to get my hands on a copy, so I asked around the office to see where I could find one. Moments later, a colleague...

The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet, 1873. Demonstrating the principles of linear perspective.

Putting Perspective Into Perspective

Principles of Linear Perspective with Mark and Mary Willenbrink Both magicians and artists entertain with illusions. Magician use smoke, mirrors and other props. The artist must rely on a flat two-dimensional surface to imply an illusion of visual depth and convince the viewer that a scene is three dimensional. One of the ways visual...

oil painting texture, oil painting glazing, Paul Fenniak artist

A Ruby Glow — Glazing Secrets from Vermeer to Rembrandt

Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing, Wilcox offered us this excerpt that gives...