In a book that reinvigorates the how-to genre, Jerry Fresia weaves together the actual practice of the early French Impressionists with the philosophy that both united and transformed a band of "intransigent" artists into an historical force. Never before has their method been so comprehensively revealed.
"The 'new painting' as a method of painting is as relevant today as it was in Paris over a century ago and it deserves to be revisited by contemporary artists. And yet, the more important contribution of the Impressionists is their understanding of what it meant to be an artist. Largely because they saw their world in terms other than those set out for them, they pioneered a creative process that produced the work as it expanded their freedom. We need to immerse ourselves into their spirituality so that we may rekindle our own." - Jerry Fresia