"Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist"
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This is a book I wrote (published in 2014) about the art and business of painting daily. I've been on this path myself now since 2006. It has greatly accelerated my growth as an artist and my career as well!
Here is the "official" book description:
Do you want to bring the joy back into your art?
Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel—she herself suffered from painter’s block, until she discovered “daily painting.” The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you’d like, post and sell it online. Soon you’ll find that your block dissolves and you’re painting work you love—and more of it than you ever thought possible!
With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to:
-Master composition and value
-Become confident in any medium
-Choose subjects wisely
-Stay fresh and loose
-Photograph, post, and sell your art online
-Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the world
Huffington Post, Arts & Culture
Lines and Colors
Professional Artist Magazine (Feb/Mar 2015 issue)
Book Page (under Creative License)
Batch of Books
Artists & Illustrators Magazine (Book of the Month - January 2015)
A few reviews reprinted from Amazon:
"One of the best art books I have ever read! It is informative and well written plus sprinkled with good humor! A great read for any artist. Beautifully done!"
"I own many art instruction books. It is rare to find one that gives you REAL guidance in plain language with doses of both humor and honesty. This has quickly become one of my favorite art books. It has also helped me break out of my artist block slump with a vengeance. Buy it NOW!"
-Guy C. Benson "Vanyar"
"This book has inspired me in more ways than I can begin to explain. Inspired, motivated, encouraged, educated ... and besides all of that ... it's a totally enjoyable read full of great art. When you don't know what to do next ... browse this book. It will help you to jump start to the next phase of your art. I recommend this to any artist of any age."
-Kindle Customer "LA"
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - How Daily Painting Changed My Life (And Can Change Yours Too!)
Chapter 2 - My Materials
Chapter 3 - Subject Matters
Chapter 4 - Value
Chapter 5 - Color Mixing
Chapter 6 - Drawing & Proportion
Chapter 7 - Composition
Chapter 8 - Staying Fresh and Loose with Oil
Chapter 9 - Fighting Artist's Block
Chapter 10 - How to Photograph and Edit Small Paintings
Chapter 11 - Tips for Better Online Sales
Length: 192 pages
Available in paperback or Kindle
# of contributing artsts: 52
Publisher: Watson Guptill
Sold by: Random House LLC
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