Want to paint with luscious texture and broken color but just can’t seem to break free? Then this instructional painting book is for you! Award winning painter, author and Art Chat podcast host Linda Riesenberg Fisler has been inspiring artists to break through their creative blocks with her unique painting process. This book walks you through the process with plenty of step by step instruction and comments. Riesenberg Fisler has been teaching artists to paint at the Middletown Arts Center, online at Artist Network University and through private lessons for over twenty years. Mentored originally by Kevin Macpherson, Joe Anna Arnett and George Gallo and co-founder of Artist Mentors Online, Riesenberg Fisler’s experience provides you with the tools needed to break down the painting process into four areas of study. She refers to these areas of study as the four pillars to creating great art: drawing, composition, understanding values and color, and adding emotion.
You will learn to draw by using two different methods that help train your eye to see drawing mistakes. After drawing, you will discover basic compositions that form the backbone of any masterpiece.
When award winning author and fine art artist, Linda Riesenberg Fisler, isn’t working on her next book, she is painting in her studio. The former P&G manager explores art through her worldwide Internet podcast, “Art Chats with Linda Fisler”. Linda has been creative since childhood, writing stories, scripts, and TV shows to entertain friends.
Blind Influence, her debut fiction novel placed in three competitions: Paris (France) Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival and the Great Midwest Book Festival. She is currently working on the third book in the Blind Series as well as working on two other fictions books. Riesenberg Fisler is also working on converting Blind Influence into a script as the possibilities continue to grow.
Tales of Reginnis is a fantasy book by Riesenberg Fisler in which a new world is being created. Inspired by her visit to New Zealand, this series is in the early stages. Riesenberg Fisler has also started writing The Art of Oppression, a fiction series centering on a female artist’s journey to becoming a master artist. This book can be enjoyed by joining her membership website, Artistic Harmonies as well as deleted scenes from all books.
How you see and not listening to what your brain is telling you is so important for artists! Remember back in kindergarten or pre-school when you were told to draw a tree? We were told that the leaves are green and the trunk is brown. But they aren't!!!
This book helps you to see. Don't listen to those old perceptions and really look at color. I think you'll be surprised that tree trunks aren't brown! Reflected light, how we observe nature, is it a hard edge--these are important things to learn!
From Brush to Palette Knife
Keep in mind how you see. Hold your hand up in front of you. Focus your attention on your hand. Look at the detail and sharpness of your hand. Without changing your focus on your hand, notice the softness and blurriness of the shapes/objects around your hand. This is important to understand. How you see is what you want to paint. Notice the edges in the unfocused areas. Notice the edges of the focused area.