Create your own artist's journal
In Create Your Own Artist's Journal, Erin O'Toole helps artists capture those fleeting moments of inspiration and beauty that compel them to create. She begins by showing them how to observe and record what they see; composing images that come alive with color and movement. O'Toole also discusses the materials involved in keeping a journal, and offers advice for finding interesting subjects, painting from memory and improvising sketches as a scene changes. Finally, she provides guidelines for compiling a portable journaling kit that artists can take with them anywhere! Erin O'Toole has kept journals and canvases filled with images of natural history, gardens and scenic waterways for over twenty years. She is equally talented in the fields of pen, ink, watercolor and oils. Her artwork has been featured in several publications, including field guides for Bobelaine Audubon Sanctuary, Great Hikes in the Poconos, and several titles for Barron's Educational Series. She lives in Sacramento, California.
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After studying drawing and engraving in college, O'Toole, a professional book illustrator for over 20 years, took a trip to Ireland, where she began keeping a journal to record her travels. Now ... Read full review