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How to Paint from Brush to Palette KnivesWant to paint with luscious texture and broken color but just can’t seem to break free? Then this instructional painting book is for you! Award winning painter, author and Art Chat podcast host Linda Riesenberg Fisler has been inspiring artists to break through their creative blocks with her unique painting process. This book walks you through the process with plenty of step by step instruction and comments. Riesenberg Fisler has been teaching artists to paint at the Middletown Arts Center, online at Artist Network University and through private lessons for over twenty years. Mentored originally by Kevin Macpherson, Joe Anna Arnett and George Gallo and co-founder of Artist Mentors Online, Riesenberg Fisler’s experience provides you with the tools needed to break down the painting process into four areas of study. She refers to these areas of study as the four pillars to creating great art: drawing, composition, understanding values and color, and adding emotion. You will learn to draw by using two different methods that help train your eye to see drawing mistakes. After drawing, you will discover basic compositions that form the backbone of any masterpiece. You will benefit from Riesenberg Fisler’s study of past masters, namely Monet, Sisley, Sorolla and Fechin. You will learn how painting value studies that will enhance your skills and eyes to recognize just how strong your work is. You will learn about mastering edges. Discover how color can fool you and why you need to adhere to the values you have chosen in your value study. Discover how texture and color play key roles in keeping the viewer engaged in your painting by falling in love with your design and creativity. But Riesenberg Fisler doesn’t stop there! She has also included a chapter on marketing your artwork. Move from artist to creative entrepreneur with this helpful instruction book! If you are ready to be fearless and ask yourself “What If?”, then this is the art instruction book for you.
In the Artist's Words: Evolution of Seeing With Quang HoThis is a transcript of the Art Chat with Quang Ho. In this interview Quang talks about the evolution of seeing. He discusses how artist's see through the centuries and how that seeing has evolved. If you want to grow as an artist, challenging how you see is key. Order this transcript today and get your highlighters ready for all the great tips given during this interview.
In the Artist's Words: CW MundyOn June 12, 2012, Blanche McAlister Harris and I had a wonderful time interviewing CW Mundy. We covered a lot of topics in this 90 minute interview. Everything from how opportunities for travel present themselves(or do they?); to his experience taking Sherrie McGraw’s drawing class and what he thinks about Sherrie; to not just painting shapes but to incorporate form into those shapes; to being fearless when you paint; to his music pursuits! I could go on and on, but then this would be the longest foreword ever and you wouldn’t need the transcript!
How To Take Back Your TimeAre you having trouble finding time to do the things you want to do? Does it feel like you are unorganized? Do you wonder how Successful People accomplish all they accomplish with the same 24 hours? If you are looking for a quick guidebook to help you get organized and utilize your time efficiently, then this book is for you! With the help of this guidebook, you will determine where you are spending your time and identify how you can better use that time to accomplish all the things you want to do!
Blind IntentionAccepted into Harvard Law School in 1964, Nicole Charbonneau and 21 other female law students did not expect an easy rode to graduation, considering they were the first women ever accepted into Harvard Law. Nicole didn't expect the treatment by fellow male law students and the damage that treatment inflicted on them. In a world where bullying and sexual harassment seem to go unpunished, can Nicole and the 21 other female law students make it to graduation? How will the women of Harvard's Law School Class of 1964 react to the treatment they receive? How many make it to graduation and how will their experiences help them in the years to come? Across the Atlantic Ocean, Sean Adkins is about to enter the final test of his studies at Fort Monckton. Sean has been training for a career as a British agent with the Secret Intelligence Service. The Reconnaissance Test was about to start and his friend, Kent Chapman, was consumed with worry. As unprepared as Kent thought he was, Sean was confident that he would succeed. In the midst of the test, conducted at a local pub, Sean engages with a Basque ETA rebel who is on his way to Northern Ireland to help the IRA. Does Sean's discovery alter the test results and catapult him into the clandestine world he has been desiring to enter ahead of his graduation from training? In May of 1961, President Kennedy announced the funding for special operational forces and an expansion in spending for unconventional warfare. Robert Jenkins, who as a child listened to the swashbuckling tales of his father's adventures as a Navy Scout and Raiders in WWII, is about to participate in Hell Week. His ultimate goal is to be accepted into Navy SEAL program. Will he endure Hell Week and perform well enough to move onto the 21 weeks of SEAL training? Nicole, Sean and Robert are creating intentions that will shape the rest of their lives, but are they blind to what those intentions will bring into their lives? Blind Intention is a prequel novella which provides back stories on the three main characters of Linda Riesenberg Fisler's debut novel, Blind Influence.
Blind Influence eBookSuccessful, sexy attorney Nicole Charbonneau feels content with her life and career as a star at a powerful law firm in Washington, DC. She is blind, however, to the circumstances that will put her at the center of a web of deceit, murder, power plays and conspiracies. Across the ocean, British MI-6 Agent Sean Adkins is tracking a cold-blooded assassin known as the Serpent, who’s been hired to kill President Andrews. The Serpent cares only for the millions he’ll get, not why the powerful group of men wants Andrews killed. The Serpent, a master of disguise, completes his job, but will it be his last? Nicole, through her work and her connection with Robert Jenkins, a powerful young senator who happens to head the Intelligence Committee, pieces together who hired the assassin. Blind Influence, set in 1979 when the United States was on the brink of its second oil crisis, takes readers on a wild ride of political intrigue and personal discovery.
The ProphecySet in the mythical land of Reginnis, The Prophecy provides a short glimpse into the magical story that Linda is creating. Tales of Reginnis is a evolving series in which the existence of the people who inhabit Reginnis are being threatened by the evil Solrac. The main character is challenged with a quest as the Anarym Elves's prophecy foretold. What is this quest? What did the Prophecy foretell? Check out this free story today and become eligible for the freebies listed below for the Blind Series Pre-Order Event!
Time Wasted? A Guide to Time Management for the Creative EntrepreneurIn this guide to time management you will learn how to determine and analyze how you spend your time, avoid pitfall that keep you from attaining your goals and tips to keep you on track are provided.
Blind Presuasion eBook***Just awarded Honorable Mention in the 2016 Paris (France) Book Festival!*** Sassy, sexy Nicole Charbonneau is torn between two men and is blind to the dirty little secret kept by some of the most powerful men in Washington. Seeking a peaceful restoration of her world after the death of her best friend and being used as bait in a trap to capture an international assassin, Nicole is adjusting to her new life. Although she wonders what has become of British Agent Sean Adkins, she finds comfort and strength from the compassionate and powerful Senator Robert Jenkins. After a few months isolation to deal with his demons, Sean has returned to England with hopes that his past is behind him. He begins a long and dreadful process of debriefing all he knows about the Serpent, only to discover that the Serpent’s identity has been assumed by someone else. Senator Robert Jenkins feels like he is on top of the world. With the stunning Nicole by his side, he decides to run for president. As one of the powerful men harboring not one but two dirty little secrets, he is haunted by the power the secrets could afford him. However, Jenkins’s presidential run sets off a chain reaction that engulfs the Jenkins, Sean and Nicole. Nicole's demand for justice places her life in danger. Will the dirty little secrets be exposed in time for the election? Will Jenkins be able to satisfy Nicole’s demand for justice? Will Sean and Nicole live to expose the secrets and identify the conspirators? Set in 1980, the roller coaster ride of Blind Persuasion is the second novel in the Blind Series, following the three time award winning debut novel, Blind Influence.
Blind Alliance eBookAfter revealing the conspiracy concerning President Andrews’s assassination, Nicole is recovering from the attempt on her life. Sean, who vows never to leave her side, anxiously waits for information to determine who tried to kill Nicole. Both are convinced that it was Kent, who assumed the Serpent’s identity, but another MI6 agent provides conflicting information. Cut off from MI6 and intelligence briefings, Nicole and Sean retreat to the Scottish Highlands for protection. Who else wants Nicole killed? Will hiding out in Inverness keep them safe? Senator Jenkins is running for president. Now that the Sipes confession tape is public thanks to Nicole; Jenkins must launch a Senate investigation committee triggering the impeachment process and catapulting his opposing candidate’s party into chaos. Jenkins’s past comes back to haunt him, causing him to make a surprise announcement that could ruin him. Can Jenkins neutralize those manipulating him? Will his past ruin his chances to become president? Are the American people capable of forgiving his transgressions? Blind Alliance, the third book in the Blind Series and set in 1980, provides a captivating tale of three people seeking justice amid the powerful and deceitful bureaucrats.