"The earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." -Wyland
Skilled multimedia artist Varvara Harmon has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. "I was one of those kids who drew on everything and anything: walls, furniture, whatever I could find!" Art has always been a huge part of her life wherever she has lived and worked. Varvara is also the author of Painting in Acrylic.
Here's a glimpse into a lesson on painting elephants in acrylic from The Art of Painting in Acrylic!
"The more you practice, the less thinking you will have to do, which allows you to focus on the emotion of the painting. To me, feeling and emotion are the two most important aspects of the painting process. I express myself through painting in a way I can't with words. My portraits capture emotion and feeling in the subjects and speak for them just as clearly as words. With a little practice, you too can master this art!" ~Susan Miller Bradbury
The Walter Foster Creative Team is very excited about the August release of The Art of Painting in Acrylic. So excited, in fact, that we had to give you a sneak peek at what's to come.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Looking at Jim McConlogue's stunning landscapes and seascapes it is hard to believe him when he says that he started out just like everybody else. "So many people believe that they can't do it. But you aren't given the ability to draw a landscape. Those are things you teach yourself. I try to help them believe that they can do it."
We all love finding inspiration on Pinterest. Whether looking for ideas for a new piece of art, finding DIY projects to brighten up the walls, or planning a party—the ideas are endless.
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