Other Media

Working with your creativity with more than one media? Here’s an index of all the great ways to work outside the lines. From mixed media practices to unique artist perspectives on how to work with painting or drawing or sculpture in one-of-a-kind ways, you are sure to find resources that pique your interest and inspire your creativity. Enjoy!

Looking at Pictures: Terracotta lekythos

Wendy Shalen comments on a Greek Terracotta lekythos. Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)Greek, attic, white-ground,ca. 440 B.C. (Rogers Fund of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1908, 11 7/8 inches tall.)Attributed to The Achilles PainterWoman and youth. by Wendy Shalen Many years ago I wrote a college thesis analyzing the painting and glazing techniques used to create…

Step by Step: Brenda Turner's "Street Scene in Buena Vista, Colorado"

In our Techniques to Try section, we examine how Brenda Turner's passion for painting gouache on Arches black cover stock opens up a wide array of creative possibilities. Here, we show a step-by-step demonstration of her technique. Step 1Turner first took photographs of a street scene in Buena Vista, Colorado, and groups of people attending…

Glass Art as Fine Art: Color and Design Are Universal

Glass artist Richard M. Parrish reveals that glasswork and painting share common elements—color, composition, layering, and light. by Jennifer King Terre D’Ombre (Earth of Darkness)2006, kiln-formed and cold-worked glass panel in steel stand, 10 x 16 x ½. Courtesy Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington. As a young boy growing up on a farm in rural…

GALLERY: Immi Storrs' Sculptures

  In the November 2006 issue of American Artist, sculptor Immi Storrs established the basic anatomy of her animal subjects before allowing her imagination to take over.  We present more of her bronze sculptures in this online exclusive gallery. Six Bull Skulls1991, bonded bronze, A/P, 22 x 20 x 66. All artwork this gallery courtesy…

GALLERY: Benjamin Shamback's Still Lifes and Charcoal Drawings

  In the November 2006 issue of American Artist, still-life artist Benjamin Shamback explained how an energetic underpainting gave life to his carefully refined oil works on metallic surfaces. In this online exclusive gallery, we offer more still-life images as well as three charcoal drawings. Apricots2006, oil on aluminum, 13 x 7. All artwork this…

Painting on Copper

In the September 2006 issue of American Artist, oil painter Kate Lehman discussed how she utilizes a traditional technique for her paintings. Lehman’s interest in reflective grounds also has led her to experiment with copper as a painting surface. We present an excerpt from the article. by John A. Parks Lehman’s interest in reflective grounds,…

Using Egg Tempera & Gold Leaf to Achieve Renaissance Luminocity

After a Trip to Italy, Fred Wessel learned more about egg tempera painting and adding gold leaf to his panels. He now teaches those procedures for emulating the dazzling beauty and inner glow of 14th- and 15th-century pictures. by M. Stephen Doherty The process that Massachusetts artist Fred Wessel uses to create his magnificent egg…