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Artist's Guide to Painting (download)

By Jean Pederson


SKU# T3596

Download the Artist's Pocket Guide to Better Painting for instant painting instruction and tips from Jean Pederson!

The "Artist's Pocket Guide to Better Painting" written and produced by Jean Pederson, contains a range of information for artists. You will find it to be a handy reference for both overview and details about your painting process. Jean Pederson brings together all kinds of loose ends that are not often covered in other artist workshops and training programs.

Jean presents questions to enable the artist to think about their options and improve a specific painting. For example, she has you ask yourself, "What is my story? How will I tell my story in visual form? How can I organize my ideas?"

This pocket guide in not a review of design principles, but rather acts as a memory jog to help artists review their choices and perhaps change their direction. Pederson has included mini examples of design styles that may help a painting. She reviews how you may, by craftsmanship, design or personal language, among others, better communicate your intentions. It is a handy check list that is a useful addition to your tool kit of supplies.


  • How to use this guide
  • Questions to ask yourself as you prepare to paint
  • Style - Visual examples
  • Artist's Intention - Ways to communicate your intention
  • Elements of design
  • Building blocks for designing and painting
  • Principles of design
  • Ways for organizing the elements
  • Perspective - creating the illusion of depth
  • Assessing a painting - using this guide to assess a painting
  • Bits of advice
SKU T3596
Author/Speaker/Editor Jean Pederson
Format No
ISBN 13 9780986570407

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Excellent summary of knowledge Review by Leslie

This little book is a summary of "handouts" Jean would give to people taking her workshops. It is an excellent distillation of necessary information for any art session, whether painting at home or at a workshop or studio anywhere in the world. It will take up very little space in your supplies, yet give you so much in return!

(Posted on 4/28/2014)

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