The Blank Canvas

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1993-09-28
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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The Blank Canvasoffers solid advice for everyone who struggles with artist's block or other problems of creative expression, including: drawing subject matter from unexpected sources, mining one's daily visual responses for images, overcoming self-doubt and criticism, making choices when torn between several ideas, and getting started on assignments.

Author Biography

Anna Held Audette is a painter, printmaker, and photographer with works in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery. She is Professor of Art at Southern Connecticut State University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Art from Artp. 7
Other Popular Sourcesp. 23
Photographsp. 23
Copyingp. 29
Finding and Using Sourcesp. 32
Workingp. 36
The Studiop. 36
About Work, Talent and Ideasp. 40
Overcoming Difficultiesp. 50
Originality and Stylep. 50
Cardinal Sins and Other Problemsp. 58
You're Still Stuck?p. 64
Getting Started Figurativelyp. 74
A Few Final Thoughtsp. 103
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