You’re humming along in your mixed-media practice, when suddenly—boom!—you hit a wall. The artwork you used to love suddenly looks like it’s had the life sucked out of it. And you don’t know why. You feel like giving up. Don’t.
We have what you need, and trust me—you need this in your life. Nancy Reyner’s Perfect Paintings Collection will yank you out of your creative doldrums and reboot your artistic mojo like you’ve never seen. Nancy understands the roadblocks we sometimes face, and she’ll help you navigate around them so that your work can progress, making you a better artist. You’ll learn how to step out of subjective mode and into objective mode, so you can analyze your work with a good critical eye and create art you love again.
This kit includes Nancy’s new book, Create Perfect Paintings: An Artist’s Guide to Visual Thinking, plus three new videos: Nancy Reyner’s Creative Color, Nancy Reyner’s Perfect Color Mixing, and Nancy Reyner’s Perfect Painting Solutions. Seeing her techniques on video in real time is a real bonus.
One of my favorite sayings is “Progress, not perfection.” I make art because I’m passionate about it, I love the way it makes me feel, and it adds so much to my life. I’m never about perfection, but I am about improving and reaching my creative potential. When I think about it, I’m striving to make my artwork as perfect as it can be, and I’m guessing you feel the same way. Nancy’s book will take you there, and the process is joyous. I had so many light bulb moments reading her book and watching the videos that I felt like my brain was lit up like the Times Square mirror ball on New Year’s Eve. Nancy perfectly articulates things you know intuitively, so they immediately make sense, and they can be applied to a variety of mediums.
Case in point: The 80:20 rule. Successful painting, she says, relies on pairs of opposites: light and dark, bright and dull, space and form. If a painting has a lot of red in it, but no green (the opposite color on the color wheel), your eyes will start looking for green somewhere else, and wander away from that artwork. So both elements need to be there, but not in equal amounts—that creates low visual tension. Booorrring. Unequal ratios are the way to go, hence the 80:20 rule.
You’ve heard how artists can be their own worst critics? Nancy will turn you into your own best critic, by walking you through how to evaluate your artwork so you can improve it. The process is enlightening and freeing. And she gives you all the tools to make it happen, both in the book and the videos: how to mix colors, how to use color effectively, how to hold a viewer’s interest, and how to make your authenticity shine in your work.
I can’t imagine where else you would find this information and guidance all in one place. You’ll love Nancy’s approachable techniques and ideas, and you’ll go back to them again and again—because they work. This fantastic kit is available two ways: as a physical kit, with a hardcover copy of Create Perfect Paintings, plus three DVDs; and as an all-digital kit, which can be downloaded today, as in right now. Click on either link and watch a video with Nancy, who will tell you more about these exciting resources. Whichever kit you choose, this gift you’re giving yourself is well deserved.