Helen Gullett !!
YAY!! Helen, please send me your mailing address and I'll get this treasure off to you. :) I started looking through the book the other day, and I'm excited to try some of these techniques! I love the author's philosophy...
"Of course, tricks are no substitute for solid technique and basic skills. You'll still need hard work and planning to produce a work of art. You'll need to learn how to handle your medium and how to express yourself in your own unique way. It's a natural, instinctive process, a product of the right side of your brain, your creative subconscious. It is learning how to see as well as how to paint. It is discovering what excites you about the world you live in, and learning step-by-step how, with your paints and brushes, to make that reality live for you. There's no shortcut."
That kind of writing drives me to learn and grow as an artist! I completely agree. What do you think?