Progressive Painting

Givinity Press Proudly Presents
Progressive Painting

written and illustrated by Ellen Jean Diederich

Progressive Painting guides you, blending the nuts’n’bolts of creating art with the emotional and inspirational components of the creative process. This beautifully illustrated 112-page book contains over 50 full-color paintings and illustrations that are both instructional and inspirational. No studio should be without it.

• an instruction manual for the beginning artist
• a refresher course for the professional
• a how to survive and thrive as an artist
• an inspiration to persist

Based on years of professional experience, this book is a good read and treasure to behold. The beginner, intermediate and professional artist will all find useful tips and advice on making art and presenting it properly to the world at large. Conversational in style and easy to read the book is filled with little pearls of wisdom and insight born of a love of the artistic process. Highly recommended.
– Rusty Freeman, Vice President of Curatorial and Education, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

Book Reviews

“One comes away from this insightful book not only better informed about painting, but also with a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration.”
- John T. Salminen, AWS-DF, NWS

“ This book is a valuable studio tool if you are interested in conquering the creative challenges all artists face daily.”
- Robert Burridge, Robert Burridge, Fine Art Painter, President, International Society of Acrylic Painters Arroyo Grande, California

“Progressive Painting – your creative journey focuses on where all ought to begin: on the nature of the true artist. Ellen Jean Diederich leads the novice from initial acceptance of creativity as a special gift and on to its development through a series of increasingly complex concepts and exercises that both enhance and exploit the powers of intuitive art. Progressive Painting – your creative journey offers a lot more than a simple introduction to tools, materials, and technique. A great gift for the budding artist.”
- Raymond J. Steiner, Editor/Art Critic, ART TIMES.

ISBN: 978-0-9728654-3-2
Format: Softcover, perfect bound, 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Distributors: Baker & Taylor, Quality Books

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