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Drawing Calm

Book Description

Drawing Calm teaches artists and non-artists how to find an oasis of calm every day by using the work of master painters to inspire creativity.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. GETTING STARTED
    1. Time and Space and What You’ll Need
    2. Setting Up Your Work Space
    3. Tools and Materials to Gather
    4. Your Soundtrack
    5. The Fine Details
    6. SIDEBAR: CREATIVE REPOSE
  4. CHAPTER 1 WARM-UP EXERCISES
    1. EXERCISE 1: Draw Your Grocery List
    2. EXERCISE 2: Make Your Marks
    3. EXERCISE 3: Tissue Paper Painting
    4. EXERCISE 4: Twenty-Five Trees
    5. EXERCISE 5: Dream House Doodle
  5. CHAPTER 2 DELIGHT
    1. PROJECT 1: Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere
    2. PROJECT 2: Pizza Painting
    3. PROJECT 3: Textured Flowers
  6. CHAPTER 3 QUIET
    1. PROJECT 1: Glowing Nightscape
    2. SIDEBAR: ILLUMINATION
    3. PROJECT 2: Little Houses
    4. PROJECT 3: Silent Beach
  7. CHAPTER 4 WARMTH
    1. PROJECT 1: Butterflies
    2. SIDEBAR: CONCENTRATION AND MINDFULNESS
    3. PROJECT 2: Tree of Calm
    4. PROJECT 3: Haystack House
  8. CHAPTER 5 HARMONY
    1. PROJECT 1: Rainbow Drops
    2. SIDEBAR: SPIRITUAL FOCUS
    3. PROJECT 2: Harmonizing on a Line
    4. PROJECT 3: One Cloud
    5. PROJECT 4: Ocean Impression
  9. CHAPTER 6 CALM
    1. PROJECT 1: Stacks of Calm
    2. PROJECT 2: A Delicate Calm
    3. PROJECT 3: Seven Shapes
    4. SIDEBAR: COMMUNICATE AND CONNECt
    5. PROJECT 4: Imaginary Landscape
  10. CHAPTER 7 LIGHT
    1. PROJECT 1: Linear Sunset/Pink Sky
    2. PROJECT 2: Nighttime Treescape
    3. PROJECT 3: Gold Leaf Light
    4. SIDEBAR: LIGHT TO THE DARKNESS
  11. CHAPTER 8 RHYTHM
    1. PROJECT 1: Patterned Ribbons
    2. SIDEBAR: INNER ARTIST, INNER HEALER
    3. PROJECT 2: Doodle Quilt
    4. PROJECT 3: Polyphony
  12. CHAPTER 9 MAINTAINING THE CALM
    1. Be Still, Go Within
    2. Finding Your Visual Cues
    3. Your Immediate Surroundings
    4. The Rabbit Hole (Internet)
    5. Art Museums and Galleries
    6. Go Outside
    7. Art Books
    8. Thrift Shops, Estate Sales, Garage Sales
    9. Additional Exercises
    10. Draw Your Walk
    11. Collage Your Collection
    12. Catalog of Dots
    13. Color Palette Explore
    14. SIDEBAR: LESSONS FROM THE COLOR WHEEL
  13. Acknowledgments
  14. About the Author
  15. Index