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.

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Painting During the Golden Hour

It's no secret that Brian Keeler's landscape paintings are filled with stunning light. The sunsets in his work are quiet, and take us to a time and place where drivers wave to each other on the backroads, and folks sit on their front porches with glasses of sun tea as they watch the clouds...

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Advice From Mary Whyte

Mary Whyte's watercolors tell stories of Americans whose work and traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence in artworks that could strongly stand on their own even without the meanings behind them.

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Pick a Different Way of Working

Many artists have a signature style or favorite subject for which they are well known. Rarely is it the case, however, that the acclaimed body of work is the only type of artwork these artists produce. Dawn Emerson, Cuong Nguyen and Andrew McDermott are three pastel artists who are connected to a favorite genre...

Painting Loose

Jean Haines extols the virtues of a loose and wild life...of watercolor. Join her as she discusses how play and movement are crucial components to watercolors that have personality and convey joy and vibrancy.

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Three-Step Watercolor Value Study

Andy Evansen shares how to use value studies to remove the guesswork—and white outlines—from your watercolor painting process, as featured in the October 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist. Take the challenge and create your own for a chance to win a prize!

Artist-built environment from Emery Blagdon, courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center

5 Selfie Worthy Artist-Built Environments

Picture yourself among the chicken bones, concrete and glitter! Scholars, artists, preservationists, educators, curators, art historians, collectors and devotees will delve into the complex and fascinating subject of artist-built environments during The Road Less Traveled, a three-day conference, Sept. 27-29, 2017, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Click here for attendee information so you can...

What music puts you in the creative mood?

What’s Your Song?

Music Time! Name the Tune That Puts You in the Creative Mood One of the questions I love to ask artists is what type of music puts them in the creative mood, or if they have a particular song that is their art anthem. From there the conversation usually diverts to talking about audio books,...