from the Mind, Painting from the Heart
First Edition November 2002 from Watson Guptill Publications
Is the relationship between the heart and the mind balanced? Annette Compton helps you explore this question through a 12 lesson book leading you from drawing through watercolor painting.
For some, the mind —or the study of technique— plays a major role in the process of being an artist. But what happens when an artist becomes so obsessed with technique that all spontaneous expression is lost? Or, what about artists who become so lost in creative expression that technique is gone, and they have difficultly with realizing their vision in their work?
This is the ideal book for a newcomer to the world of drawing and watercolor or a seasonsed painter wishing to expand their style. Following the twelve lessons helps artists explore the interplay between such concepts as line and form, representational and abstract art, the analytical mind and the expressive heart. Art historical references to watercolor painters as well as student examples of work inspire and illustrate the various concepts including, "Almighty Edge", "Tints, Tones & Shades" , "Creating a Mood" and "Abstracting a Subject". Each lesson features a series of innovative exercises which can be explored alone or with a painting group.
Compton is also available to teach one, three and six day workshops
based on the book.
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