I have to write essays for college and I will be serialising one of these over at http://www.nakedgenius.com/art-exposed/
starting in issue 15 next week.
This sort of academic writing is made doubly tough because of all the external referencing you have to do to avoid being labelled a plagiarist, and to prove you have researched the subject and its context.
I still struggle, but i figure the only way to get better is to practice and get feedback from anyone who cares to read it.
I'll drop another note here when the first instalment is on-line.
Erika, I found your review interesting. You appear to enjoy discovering a work for yourself. I wonder do you like to have a commentary from the artist or do you prefer to make your own mind up? I ask because quite often I prefer to not even see the title before I have had time to attach my own story to the image. I am also concerned that titling my own work can limit the range of response I might get from my audience.