A picture dominant book with just enough text to make it an excellent guide-book for beginners as well as advanced artists. A step-by-step guide to composing a perfect painting. It starts with advising you how to take photographs of good composition, then sketching them, learning the beauty of underpainting, showing strokes, layering colors additionally evaluating and correcting your painting. It also has a section on elements of art and design, principles of design, composition definition, values, shapes and pitfalls to avoid. You will love this book!
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Fellow artists and students and friends description of Elsie...ENERGETIC, CONTAGEOUSLY ENTHUSIASTIC and an incomparably gifted teacher! Elsie teaches workshops in Atlanta, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. Her art education began in Philadelphia at 13, when she studied at the Graphic Sketch Club, then attended the Fleisher Memorial School of Art. Her education continued with private instructions in Baltimore and resumed in Atlanta where she attended the Atlanta College of Art. In addition, she studied with several very successful contemporary artists in workshops throughout the Southeast. She is a Member of Excellence of the Atlanta Artist Center and of the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She has received over 60 awards in prestigious regional and national shows. Elsie also has authored how to articles in prominent artist magazines such as Pastel Journal and others. Her work is in many private and corporate collections all over the United States, Canada and Italy. She is represented in Atlanta, by Watson Gallery and in Blue Ridge, Georgia by High Country Arts and Antiques. In Beaufort, SC her work is represented at the I. Pinckney Simons Gallery. Elsie advises her new students to do three things. FIRST, join a local art group, so you will have friends and associates to motivate and support you in your community. SECOND, subscribe to two art magazines. Select one in the medium in which you work, and one of general interest such as ART NEWS or AMERICAN ART REVIEW. THIRD, paint every day or do anything directly related to art and painting, so that you get and remain focused on being serious about your work. Happy Painting!Review:
The best how to art book in my collection,(I now have a libraryof 35 books.) I use CREATE BETTER PAINTINGS the most when I need to review or just get a crash course on starting a new painting. I also use this book as a reference when I forget about certain aspects of the rules of composing a photograph or painting. Written by a sucessful well known artist who is modest but has sold over 2000 paintings over the years. This book is a great resource to have in your library of art books or even if it is your first how to art book. You will love this book and it also makes a great gift! --Diane Marie DiPaola
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Book Description Elsie M. Dresch, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Elsie Di Nardo Dresch (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0978852400
Book Description Elsie M. Dresch, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110978852400