Finding quality books can sometimes be a problem; there are many books that cover the same basic information without anything unique. I’m on a search for the books that you keep for a lifetime. This is an in-depth book review of The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted by Kathleen Lochen Staiger.
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You can post all the paintings you want on your website and send links to your friends, but it will only get you so far. Unless you are famous chances are you don’t have a huge following of fans all fighting each other to be the highest bidder of your latest artwork.
In order to be found, you have to be findable.
Austin Kleon aims to change your situation in his book Show Your Work: 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. The book is about how to self promote yourself and your products in perhaps what can be seen as a more humble way. By sharing their own work they can in turn ask for fellowship, feedback or patronage.
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I have started publishing art book reviews lately. I was absolutely delighted when Barry John Raybould from the Virtual Art Academy asked me if I was interested in writing a review of the Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library. I have been a member of the Virtual Art Academy for a several months now, dedicatedly following each of the lessons. Even after such a short time my work has improved, a lot of it down to the extremely high-quality content that Barry teaches.
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I’m on a continuous journey for knowledge and skill in the art realm; and along my path popped up the Oil Painter’s Solution Book: Landscapes by Elizabeth Tolley. I love Tolley’s artwork; it is filled with so much color and life. In this book she explores you how to paint such vivid paintings. It is often so hard to decide if a book is suitable for you; so this post explores the books contents as a review to help you.
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I’m always on the lookout for more art books that will help me learn how to be an artist, but many of them don’t focus on the concept of painting daily. This is a review for the book Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist by Carole Marine.
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There are SO many books about (oil) painting on the market that it’s really hard to choose which one to buy. This is an in-depth review for the book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice by Mitchell Albala. I’ve done a chapter-by-chapter review, explaining what that specific chapter covers and whether I found it helpful.
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I’m regularly taking online painting courses and classes; there is never a time when you don’t learn something new or can get some wonderful inspiration from someone. This leaf was the product of the first lesson taught by Heidi Willis in her Udemy class “Paint Realistic Watercolor and Botanicals – Chasing Autumn“.
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