Art Critiquing & Feedback

Questions on critiquing paintings? Want to see how expert artists critique the work of others? Soon you’ll understand the importance of feedback when you hear common criticisms and other pointers from our experienced art instructors at Artist’s Network.Hear about the artistic process in a variety of art styles & make the most of your art workshop experience. You can also get personal feedback on your own works from a professional through the Artist’s Network Critiques.

Drawing basics with Katherine Tyrrell

Drawing Basics: Do This To Advance Your Art

Including the step of having your art critiqued before you consider it finished is an easy drawing practice you can implement. It's not always easy to your ego, but I can promise that you'll learn at least a little by getting advice from your peers. You might be so close to your work that...

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The Importance of Art Critiques | 4 Tips for Receiving Feedback

While a passion to communicate visually lies at the core of the desire to paint, and the diversity of individual vision ultimately leads to great artistic expression, artwork cannot be created in a vacuum. The feedback, both positive and negative, garnered from others plays its part in our creative development. Having perspective on what...

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The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 Annual Competition | Meet the Jurors (Part 1)

The 30 paintings that won awards in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 annual competition are splendid; wonderful, too, were the finalists in each category, which made our jurors’ decisions extremely difficult. We are grateful to our exacting jurors: Douglas Atwill, Ron Monsma, Amy Weiskopf, John Agnew, and Judith T. Greenberg. Read their comments on the...

Pat and Jennifer (oil, 44x44) by Marvin Mattelson

Marvin Mattelson’s Portrait Artist Hall of Fame

Luminous skin tones, reach-out-and-touch fabrics, verisimilitude of facial features—these are all characteristics of a portrait by Marvin Mattleson, whose client list includes CEOs from Met Life, NYNEX and ITT, as well as composer Philip Glass and the Archbishop of New York, Edward Cardinal Egan. But whose work does Mattelson admire—and why? Read his...

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Pastel Pointers | The Need for Feedback

Painting is a lonely endeavor. The bulk of artists’ creative lives are spent interacting alone with their subject matter and artwork. While many of us put considerable effort into listening for what a painting might be saying to us while we are painting, the only voice we really hear is that of our internal...

The Story of Manet

In the December 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Jerry N. Weiss discusses Edouard Manet’s Fifer (1866, oil on canvas, 63x38), which was rejected from the Salon because of the scandal that arose from Manet’s earlier picture, Olympia, (oil, 51.4x74.8, now at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris) shown in 1865.