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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

    These books have been particularly helpful or influential to me in the process of learning to create and learning to think of myself as an artist:

  • Art & Fear: Observations on The Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING
            David Bayles and Ted Orland
  • Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision
            Ian Roberts
  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
            Julia Cameron
  • Harley Brown's eternal truths for every artist
            Harley Brown
  • Color Theory Made Easy: A new approach to color theory and how to apply it to mixing paints
            Jim Ames
  • Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
            Madeleine L'Engle
  • The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Artist You Truly Are
            Danny Gregory
  • The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
            Michael Kimmelman
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
            Anne Lamott
  • The Blank Canvas: Inviting the Muse
            Anna Held Audette
  • A Short Guide to Writing about Art
            Sylvan Barnet
  • Earth From Above (any of the editions)
            Yann Arthus-Bertrand     [This is a wonderful book of photographs of the earth that has been a source of inspiration to me, especially for texture and color.]

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