Zen of Creative Painting: An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse

Zen of Creative Painting: An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse

by Jeanne Carbonetti, Watson-Guptill
     
 
By the author of The Tao of Watercolor, this book, the second in her “Path of Painting” series, offers creative artists of all levels empowering guidance based on Zen principles.

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By the author of The Tao of Watercolor, this book, the second in her “Path of Painting” series, offers creative artists of all levels empowering guidance based on Zen principles.

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Library Journal
Inspiration may be the most important element in the psyche of an artist. These volumes represent three widely different sources of inspiration, one from the spiritual world of Zen, another from the personal guidance of an accomplished mentor, and the last from the wildest reaches of the imagination. Carbonetti had a surprise hit with her first book, The Tao of Watercolor. This one may also find a wide audience, despite its rather superficial use of Zen. It is a bold attempt, but those seriously interested in Eastern religion as artistic inspiration will be disappointed. Howard is a master of light in both watercolor and oil. Appointed Official Artist in Northern Ireland and a member of the Royal Academy, he is a stimulating teacher with strong views. Going from the sublime to the hideous, Jefferies's book on fantasy art will either stimulate the imagination or provoke nightmares. His is one of the best manuals for creating beasts, angels, demons, wizards, and cursed castles. He even gives tips on making maps for lands where your creatures can roam. Three good volumes, each sure to find an audience. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823059737
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.45(d)

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