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.
In my podcasts, Art Chat with Linda Fisler, there have been so many memorable moments. This discussion on edges was one of them. Painting with a Palette Knife, you have to be careful with your edges. Hard edges stop the eye. Viewers get tired and walk away. Learn how to see and how to paint edges. Texture is great, but so are smooth passages. Like a whisper, smooth passages can grab attention quickly too!
From Brush to Palette Knife
My Art Chat with Linda Fisler interview with Carolyn Anderson on Mastering Edges will provide so much information that I attempted to capture some of it here. Edges, described by David Leffel, are the “soul of the painting”. When I asked Carolyn Anderson to do the show on edges, part of her response included this wonderful tidbit. “Most people don’t realize that how we see and what we see is interpreted by the brain, which, by and large, doesn’t pay too much attention to the quality of the edge.” Not paying too much attention to an edge is typically where we get in trouble and can say so much to a judge about where you are in your artistic journey.