For years I have bee a fan of Arleta Pech and was pleased to read this paragraph in The Artist Network Newsletter I receive. I own some of her books and have learned so much from her. I see this a new book she has out and I am sure it is great!. The painting shown here is from that book, which is oil painting instruction. I am almost tempted to get it even though I am a watercolor painter!
I enjoyed reading about her and knowing that other artists have learned to paint by reading books and just 'trying it', like I have.
In her instructional book, Radiant Oils: Glazing Techniques for Paintings that Glow (newly available in paperback), Arleta writes about her beginnings as an artist. Perhaps you can relate? “I learned to paint from art books just like this one, taking tiny pieces of knowledge from each book I read,” she says. “I tried all the suggested exercises and spent hours and hours practicing. I still have all of those art books, and many times I return to them, whether to look through an old favorite or to recommend a title to one of my students. Sometime I simply stop and read remembered words that meant so much to me when I was a beginning artist struggling to learn and grow. (Artist Network Newsletter)
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Sarah L. Luginbill is a self-taught painter who has a deep love for all things beautiful. A weathered house, or a newly bloomed flower capture her eye and end up forever on the canvas and paper.