Book review: “Daily Painting” by Carol Marine

It’s a long title, but it so perfectly explains what you’ll find when you read Carol Marine‘s book Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist. I think this is one of those books you have to be in the right frame of mind to read. Well, maybe that’s all books. But anyway I originally checked this book out from my library several months ago. I half-heartedly flipped through it and returned it. Which is ironic because she talks in the book about disregarding some sage advice at the beginning of her career to…

What I learned from “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”

When I decided to make a serious, deliberate effort to improve my drawing skills (just like when I decided to learn sewing for real), I chose Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards as my guide. I approached it like taking a college-level drawing class and Edwards was my professor. For six weeks, every Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. I’d sit down with the book and read through it until there was an exercise to do. I stopped to do each exercise, and made sure there were no distractions so it got my…