Saturday, May 27, 2017

Drawing Calm by Susan Evenson Review

Drawing Calm : Relax, refresh, refocus with 20 drawing, painting, and collage workshops inspired by Klimt, Klee, Monet, and more
by Susan Evenson
Publisher: Quarry Books
Trade Paperback, 144 pages, 250 color photos
8.5” x 10”
$22.99 US /$29.99 CAN
ISBN 9781631591488

This collection of workshops will have artists of all skill levels relaxing and creating elegant, “soft” pieces of art that inspire calm and wellbeing. These projects span a variety of mediums, including pencil, watercolor, and torn paper collage. Author Susan Evenson presents a collection of beautiful and iconic pieces of art from Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee and Claude Monet for inspiration. The point is not to try to copy the master work of art, but to let it guide the reader on their own, personal journey to calm and inner peace.

Drawing Calm teaches artists and non-artists alike how to find an oasis of calm every day by using the work of master painters to inspire creativity.

Susan Evanson is an artist, illustrator, designer, and art director. Her clients and accounts include Bobby Flay, The Food Network, Sweet Paul magazine, Candies, Kohl's and many others. This year she was a finalist in the Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A really nice book to browse and learn from.  I enjoyed showing this to one of my older teens, as he is learning to paint and really use tips as well as technique as an art therapy.

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