Creative Edge: Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self

Overview


No judgment. No fear. No limits!

The Creative Edge takes you on an amazing exploration of your own artistic potential. Building on basic creative processes, artist Mary Todd Beam invites you to go deeper into your observations and experiences following more than 25 techniques that will take your work in exciting new directions. Through Mary's insightful instruction, you'll heighten your awareness of color, texture and design as you infuse your work with symbols and metaphors of...

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Overview


No judgment. No fear. No limits!

The Creative Edge takes you on an amazing exploration of your own artistic potential. Building on basic creative processes, artist Mary Todd Beam invites you to go deeper into your observations and experiences following more than 25 techniques that will take your work in exciting new directions. Through Mary's insightful instruction, you'll heighten your awareness of color, texture and design as you infuse your work with symbols and metaphors of special significance to you. At the end of each exercise, you'll experience the joy and satisfaction of creating an expressive finished piece that is uniquely your own.

From the elements of visual language to the objects that eternally inspire us, each section of this transformative book focuses on a different artistic component or subject. To provide you with many sources of inspiration, Mary also features examples of her own work along with paintings from guest artists who share their own insights and ideas about artistic expression and the creative process.

Go for it! With The Creative Edge, you have what it takes to slice through old habits and self-imposed limitations.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Beam explores new ways to become deeply involved in the painting process, to interpret one's own life, and to see the world in new ways. She contrasts different media and the varying opportunities for creating texture, light, color, depth, and mood. Beam offers more than 25 techniques to help artists discover their unique inner selves. Recommended for public libraries. Specialized art libraries should also consider Peggy Hadden's more in-depth The Artist's Quest for Inspiration.


—Daniel Lombardo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440341823
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 3/11/2015
  • Pages: 144

Meet the Author


Mary Todd Beam is a painter, instructor, juror, lecturer and a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Ohio Watercolor Society. In addition to her book, Beam's work has appeared in Watercolor Magic, Painting the Spirit of Nature, The Creative Artist, The New Creative Artist and in the instructional DVD An Acrylic Journey: From Trash to Treasure. To learn more about Mary Todd Beam, visit www.marytoddbeam.com.
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