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Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision [NOOK Book]

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To those engaged in making art, an authentic voice is the most crucial yet most difficult ability to come by. Why does so much conspire to hide what is ultimately the closest, simplest thing of all? Creative Authenticity outlines 16 principles that will help you peel back the fears, misconceptions, "shoulds" and confusion around courageous creative expression. Ian Roberts has painted for over 40 years. He shows in galleries in the U.S. and Canada. For the past ten years he has taught landscape painting in ...
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Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision

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Overview

To those engaged in making art, an authentic voice is the most crucial yet most difficult ability to come by. Why does so much conspire to hide what is ultimately the closest, simplest thing of all? Creative Authenticity outlines 16 principles that will help you peel back the fears, misconceptions, "shoulds" and confusion around courageous creative expression. Ian Roberts has painted for over 40 years. He shows in galleries in the U.S. and Canada. For the past ten years he has taught landscape painting in Provence, France and Tuscany, Italy through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, named after the patron saint of painters. His own experience plus the questions and input of over 200 students has been the crucible for the writing of this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972872362
  • Publisher: Atelier Saint-Luc Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 667,864
  • File size: 4 MB

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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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