The Alchemy of Painting
Developing Your Style and Purpose
by Addie Hirschten
About the Book
Are you interested in developing your painting skills? Inspired by questions asked by her painting students, artist Addie Hirschten created this book to encourage your individual artistic journey. This how-to guide for painters both explains basic painting techniques and prompts you to develop your own artistic style.
Topics covered included painting materials, creating an art studio, steps to painting, developing your signature style, tricks of perspective, values, composition, color mixing, color harmony, the role art will play in your life and more!
The classic exercises in this book will help you develop your skills whether you wish to work abstractly or realistically. The many contributing artists share a wide variety to styles to inspire you. They include Trisha Adams, Charlene Brown, Elizabeth Chapman, Lynn Dunbar, Jessica Green, Sofiya Inger, Megan Jefferson, Dima Kroma, Pamela C. Newell, Leslie Saeta, Carrie Schmitt, and Randall David Tipton.
The author, Addie Hirschten, is a contemporary impressionist painter, public speaker, and host of the podcast, "The Alchemy of Art." She teaches painting workshops around the country and with the Indianapolis Art Center.