Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision

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Serious working artists are the intended audience of this collection of short essays that clarify common expressive and personal problems that many artists encounter, including the fear of being clichéd, the desire to convey truth in art, and the frustration behind trying to find an authentic voice. These crippling fears are laid to rest through insightful discussions of personal experiences, the struggles of famous artists, and the rewards of producing art that comes from an authentic creative core. Providing ...
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Overview


Serious working artists are the intended audience of this collection of short essays that clarify common expressive and personal problems that many artists encounter, including the fear of being clichéd, the desire to convey truth in art, and the frustration behind trying to find an authentic voice. These crippling fears are laid to rest through insightful discussions of personal experiences, the struggles of famous artists, and the rewards of producing art that comes from an authentic creative core. Providing sensitive reassurances that these struggles are normal, these essays encourage artists to focus on the development of their crafts and find inspiration to work through self-doubt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972872324
  • Publisher: Atelier Saint-Luc Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 226,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author


Ian Roberts is a painter and the founder of the Atelier Saint-Luc School. He is the creator of the instructional videos Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting and Plein Air Painting. He lives in Soda Springs, California.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 13
Principle 1 Searching for Beauty 18
Principle 2 Communication 38
Principle 3 Your Home Turf 50
Principle 4 The van Gogh Syndrome 56
Principle 5 Your Craft, Your Voice 62
Principle 6 Showing Up 72
Principle 7 The Dance of Avoidance 82
Principle 8 Full/time or Part/time 94
Principle 9 Follow Something Along 102
Principle 10 Wagon Train and Scout 108
Principle 11 Working Method 118
Principle 12 Limits Yield Intensity 132
Principle 13 Being Ready to Show 140
Principle 14 You Are More Than Creative Enough 146
Principle 15 Finding Poetry in the Everyday 154
Principle 16 Holding the Big Picture 164
Conclusion 175
Notes 179
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