Givinity Press Proudly Presents
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
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
“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.
Format: Softcover, perfect bound, 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Distributors: Baker & Taylor, Quality Books
here to order Progressive Painting