Discover the creativity that lies hidden within you—and express it!
“Painting—because it is such a flexible and adaptable form of art—gives us unparalleled freedom to express what we are feeling. Through colors, forms, lines, even fabrics, we can tap into our deepest emotions and thoughts; we can access our very source. Given this opportunity, we unburden our spirits and are freed to express ourselves.”
—from the Introduction
What can you learn about yourself through painting? How can a piece of artwork reflect your own personality, beliefs and values? How can touching brush to canvas help you portray something about yourself that is otherwise inexpressible?
Delve into these questions and more in this imaginative, creative resource. Professional artist and beloved teacher Linda Novick leads you on an exploration of the divine connection you can experience through art. Each chapter includes a simple yoga-inspired breathing and stretching exercise to focus your mind and refresh your body, along with an original art project that helps you explore a theme essential to both your creativity and your spirituality. Whether you’re a painting novice or an accomplished artist, no matter your faith and background, this engaging book has a place for you. Experience the joy of unbridled creativity!
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
About the Author
Linda Novick frequently leads painting and yoga retreats in the United States and abroad. She is a professional artist who has been teaching painting to students of all levels for over forty years. A past president of Hudson River Watercolor Society, she owned the Company Hill Gallery in Kingston, New York, for fifteen years. She is also a popular yoga teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga&Health in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Linda Novick is available to speak on the following topics:
- How to Access Spirituality Using Yoga and Painting
- Finding Peace through the Practice of Painting
- Finding Your Inner Artist: Exploring Art Materials Using Yoga and Movement
- Using Yoga to Access Creativity and Spirituality
- Painting Is Fun: Loosen Up with Yoga
Richard Segalman is an accomplished painter equally adept at four different media—pastel, watercolor, monotype and oil. He is represented in more than thirty museum permanent collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has held annual solo exhibitions of his work since 1982.
Table of Contents
1. Remembering Your Artist Self: Playful Experimentation with Oil Pastels
2. What's Real? Looking beneath the Surface with Drawing
3. Getting in Touch: Discovering What We Really Want with Watercolors
4. Your Circle of Power: Rediscovering Your Authentic Vision with Resist
5. Stepping Back: Cultivating Witness Consciousness Using Soft Pastels
6. Staying Flexible: Practicing Improvisation with Liquefying Pastels
7. Purposeful Direction: Practicing Beginner's Mind with Batik
8. Uncovering Your Dreams: Discovering the Power of Images through Collage
9. But Does It Look Like Me? Practicing Nonjudgment with Self-Portrait
10. Listening to Our Intuition: Nurturing Courage through Oil Paints
11. The Stories We Tell: Reinterpreting Our Lives through Painted Autobiography
Conclusion: The Painting Path Continues