Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist by Carol Marine





Review: Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist
Carol Marine
Watson-Guptill Publications
2014

MY INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKJust what I needed!  There’s all sorts of good information here.  Some I knew already, and had filed away somewhere, but then I found the idea of “island and ocean”.  There’s much more in this book too, but that example was one of my favorite “aha” moments.  Yes, I’m an amateur looking to improve.  So why not read what a pro has to say?

The author gives her readers a short course in drawing and painting in this book.  A peek at the table of contents gives you the outline, but the content is what sets this one apart from the others I’ve read.  It’s much more personable, relaxed, and helpful.  The illustrations show precisely what the narrative explains, little numbers and circles and all.  It’s not hugely technical and assumes some experience.  The exercises to try are simple, but I can see how they would be effective.  Best of all there’s loads of encouragement.

Want to photograph and sell your work on line? Marine has you covered there too, along with some good tips on making a blog work for you.  

In one of those times where nothing is happening, the dreaded block?  The author devoted a whole chapter to working through those times written by Marine and a few of her friends.  They represent several different personality types and I imagine one of them will fit yours.  I found mine.  

For a refreshing review of some of the basics and lots of tips that Marine has discovered along the way, get this book.  

This was provided by the publisher in exchange for a review.


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