Finding your Visual Voice
A Painter's Guide to Developing An Artistic StyleBook - 2007
Enhanced by insights from accomplished painters from a variety of media, a practical handbook takes readers through the process of self-discovery in five important areas--inspiration, subject matter, art elements, composition, and technique--to help each one develop an individual approach to their art. 20,000 first printing.
Discover Your Artistic Individuality
"When you listen to your visual voice and follow your intuitive artistic truth, you feel energized, stimulated and connected. Your creative juices are flowing and you receive the energy needed to create what you feel. At the same time, you experience a sense of peace and calm, the satisfaction of doing what you are meant to do."
Express your creative vision by discovering your distinctive visual voice. Many art instruction books show you ways to paint, but this guide prompts you to explore how and why you paint. What do you respond to visually? Emotionally? This book helps you answer those questions and more to give your artistic self a voice.
Finding Your Visual Voice is the only book that offers step-by-step painting demonstrations, visual examples and engaging exercises to help you build a customized creative process. You'll paint with expression and confidence, so that you can act on your truest creative impulses, and create the artwork you've always dreamed of painting.
Garner encouragement and advice from more than 30 successful artists whose insights are featured throughout the book. In their own words, these artists describe their work, revealing their personal struggles, discoveries, processes and achievements. Their compositions span a diverse range of subjects and mediums, but all offer an illuminating perspective on the elusive nature of artmaking.
Dare to find your own voice and push your artistry well beyond the boundaries of your previous work. With this guide and your own imagination, you have everything you need to achieve a richer, more rewarding artistic life.