£108.00Video Length: 7 Hours 39 Minutes
Nurture creativity and mindfulness with step-by-step drawing lessons, relaxing exercises, and instructive practices.
The Path of Drawing: Lessons for Everyday Creativity and Mindfulness is an art instructional book on cultivating creativity and drawing as a practice of mindfulness. Published by Monacelli Studio (an imprint of Phaidon Press), was published November 23, 2022.
About The Path of Drawing:
This book will guide readers to build a creative habit, learn skills in realistic drawing, and developing confidence in one’s individual voice. Focusing on aspects of mindfulness that are particularly relevant to creative individuals, I discuss overcoming blocks and dealing with emotional challenges to accomplishing work. I share my process for building a personal sourcebook of inspiration and imagination, and illustrate how artists use drawing as a vehicle for exploring ideas and developing complex works.
Richly illustrated with 56 contemporary and historic artists, with quotes, and poetry, this book is designed to help readers stay inspired, build resilience, and discover a creative path.
Introducing a practice to enhance mental and spiritual well-being for the enrichment of one’s life in The Path of Drawing, author Patricia Watwood offers readers a systematic approach to drawing that combines basic instruction and mindfulness exercises. Today, many people look to cultivating creativity as a means to improve one’s quality of life, to unplug, to alleviate negative conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression, and to build resilience and enjoy the present moment. Adjacent to such practices as meditation and journaling, drawing is an accessible and personal medium that can facilitate both creativity and mental and spiritual health.
The sample projects in this book are designed to be approachable and manageable in a short period of time. They are not intended to be a rigorous course of study toward mastering complex skills, but, rather, are designed to offer the reader exercises that will help them enjoy time spent working creatively, and develop some technical skills and master simple concepts along the way. Readers should find that daily creative practice and being more open to observing the joys of the world around them can help build qualities of patience, confidence, calm, connectedness, and bravery.
Patricia Watwood: Creating Portraits From Life DVD
With this exclusive video training, you will:
Discover How to Create Beautiful, Expressive, and Lifelike Portraits Even If You Think You Have No Talent
Have you ever wanted to paint a stunning portrait that made your family and friends stop and say:
"That's incredible! Did you REALLY paint that?"
Maybe you're a complete beginner and you love the amazing look of portraits, but you don't know where to begin to learn...
Or maybe you're an experienced painter, but you always seem to run into the typical portrait painting obstacles:
These are just a few of the challenges you can face when you try to paint a portrait, and it's exactly why some people give up, or never even make the attempt to paint one.
That's the bad news...
Here's the good news:
People believe that it takes talent to become a good painter, but in reality, it's all about having a great teacher, learning a process, and lots of practice. Talent in painting is nothing more than experience.
If you break the process down into manageable steps, ANYONE can paint a breathtaking, expressive, and lifelike portrait.
In fact, Patricia Watwood has developed a portrait painting method that's so remarkably effective that you can start working on your own portrait masterpiece this weekend.
Who Is Patricia Watwood?
Patricia Watwood is an amazingly talented artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and collections all over the world — from New York and San Francisco to Paris and Shanghai.
Patricia earned her MFA with honors at the New York Academy of Art and has studied with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and Ted Seth Jacobs at the Ecole Albert Defois in France. In case you don't know who they are ... just know they are the best of the best.
Her style is called Contemporary Classicism, and it combines classical techniques with the contemporary language of representation. This fascinating combination is one of the reasons her portraits have such a powerful emotional impact with viewers.
Clearly, Patricia was at the top of our list when it came time to choose a portrait painting master to train you.
It took some begging and pleading, but eventually Patricia agreed to come to our studio and share her unique and easy-to-follow method.
Today we're proud to announce the special pre-launch of Patricia's ALL NEW exclusive video training:Creating Portraits From Life With Patricia Watwood
This is a complete A-to-Z instructional video collection that reveals Patricia's method for painting stunning, museum-quality portraits that will leave your viewers speechless...
Featuring almost 8 hours of in-depth instruction (and a bonus eye-opening interview with Patricia Watwood), this is an incredible resource that will dramatically improve your skills as a painter.
Does this sound like something you'd like to learn?
Some people like to paint portraits to create a timeless image of someone special in their life, like a friend or family member. Portraits, of course, outlive their subjects and hang in the homes of family members for generations.
Others paint them to make a living from their art — because (unlike some specialties) there's no shortage of patrons for portrait artists!
Whatever your reason, we're sure you can agree that portraits have a powerful impact on the viewer that goes far deeper than simple aesthetics...
There's something very personal and even transcendent about viewing portraits, and the remarkable thing is, the experience is 10 times more profound when you are the one painting them!
Here's the thing:
You don't need to spend years of intense training in expensive art schools to learn this process. We've ask Patricia to reveal everything possible, holding nothing back, so you can watch it, try it, watch it again and again, and try it again and again...
In fact, you can begin to paint a beautiful portrait this weekend with Patricia Watwood's Creating Portraits From Life.
Let's take a closer look at what you'll learn inside:
And much, much more...