The artists are arranged alphabetically. Naturally, I looked at my pages first, and I can attest to the fact that the colors are true to my original work. (Thank you, Liz Haywood-Sullivan for your patience and photographic expertise.)
I contributed two ideas for breaking your artist's block. Contributing meant painting the demo and writing the copy. Really exciting and fun. My first demo is about painting 30-minute studies. Everyone can find a half hour. Each of the four paintings at left was completed in thirty minutes or less. I used an old-fashioned egg timer, and laid the brush down when the bell rang - no cheating. It was tough for the first painting, but no problem at all for the rest. (Which was the first?)
My other idea is painting in an unfamiliar size; even a small move outside your comfort zone provides a freshness to the painting. "Birds of a Feather", shown left, is 8" x 12" - a slight deviation from standard sizes.
Once I left my pages, I explored "Creative Freedom" as a whole. There are wonderful demonstrations, ideas and paintings in a variety of media. Beautiful book, beautifully designed, packed with terrific information. I'm proud to be a part of this endeavor. And, I made the back cover!
"Creative Freedom" is published by North Light Books, and is widely available. Thanks for looking.