Real Art Real Easy

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About the author:
Robert Bissett lives in north Idaho, travels the world and paints in acrylic, oil and watercolor. He is a world class artist known for his portraits, plein-air landscapes and studio work.
He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1967, served over five years as a pilot including two tours in Viet Nam. Returning to school after the service he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in architecture, Summa Cum Laude, in 1975.

A career in architecture seemed more practical, but the urge to paint became overwhelming in the summer of 1980. That fall he had his first show at a gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. Most of the paintings were landscapes and it sold out. The following spring a mountain "portrait" was selected as the subject for a four thousand edition Beautiful Alaska promotional print, 16" x 48". Bissett moved to Idaho in 1980. He has traveled throughout the US, Japan, Australia, Spain, Turkey, Ethiopia, Greece, Iran, Greenland, England, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica and Italy. His paintings are a valued part of many private collections.

Bissett put aside the brushes for a period of seven years in 1997 to focus on architectural design, specializing in the exciting possibilities of Monolithic domes. During that time he was responsible for many interesting projects, among them the Sigler Dome of a Home in Florida that survived hurricane Ivan in '04 and a five dome complex, including one of the largest high end dome homes in the world, 130' diameter, 55' high and nearly an acre of floor area. In the summer of 2004 he returned to art with renewed enthusiasm, ready to focus on his first love - painting.
Previous books include: Acrylic Painting Techniques (featured artist) by North Light, 1995; Robert Bissett, Recent Paintings, Meadow Creek Editions, 2007.

Real Art Real Easy

Teach Yourself to Paint or to Paint Better

Authored by Robert Bissett

You have never seen an art instruction book like this! For beginner to advanced, Real Art Real Easy addresses the mysterious, little understood half of what goes into painting a picture. Most art instruction is about the 'how', this is more about the 'what'. Making the step from the profusion of nature to a two dimensional design that does what you intend is a complex process. Real Art Real Easy breaks that process down into easy stages you can master.

Open the book at random or start with the first of sixty-five exercises. With novel insights and powerful exercises Bissett gives you the opportunity to stretch those aesthetic muscles, some you didn't even know you had, and he makes it fun...

Artistic concepts 78, 80
Cartoon art 16, 18, 20, 106
Charcoal drawing the easy way 92
Colors, the wisdom of three 68
Color wheel customized 70
Computer is a tool 82, 84, 112
Computer art software, free 84
Crayon's on the wall 14
Critiquing 120-128
Drawing basics you must know 34-38
Drawing the figure 110
Drawing with a pen 116
Elements & principles replaced 74
Freeform play 22
Landscapes in four planes 64
Map and color, what's that? 106
Memory and imagination practice
16, 20, 24-28, 118, 122-126
Modeling with five values 62
Notan as taught by Dow & me 42-60
On location 118
Photographing your art 134
Playing at art 12-30,78, 80
Process of painting 86, 88
Sculpture for painters 112, 114
Sketchbooks 138
Warm-ups, fast & fruitful 22-32
Watercolor the easy way 94
And much more!

Enough to keep you busy learning for years.

Publication Date:
1449900054 / 9781449900052
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Art / Study & Teaching

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