Get Art Smart: A Reading List

In the December 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal, artist Sally Loughridge describes 13 healthy art habits that artists can adopt to nourish their practice of painting. For additional reading, Loughridge compiled the following reading list with recommendations from fellow artists Annie Merrill, Caren-Marie Michel, and Léa Peterson:

Battenfield, Jackie, The Artist’s Guide:  How to Make a Living Doing What You Love (Da Capo Press, 2009)

Bayles, David and Ted Orland, Art and Fear, Image Continuum Press, 2001.

Borden, Phil, Business of Art:  An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment, Center for Cultural (Innovation, 2008)

Gayford, Martin and Karen Wright (eds.), The Grove Book of Art Writing (Grove Press, 1998)

Horejs, J. Jason, Starving to Successful – The Fine Artist’s Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling (More Art, RedDot Press, 2009)

Lamott, Anne, Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anchor, 2009)

McNiff, Shaun, Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go (Shambhala, 1998)

Michels, Caroll, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist:  Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (6th Edition, Holt Paperbacks, 2009)

Orland, Ted, The View from the Studio Door (Image Continuum Press, 2006)

Stanfield, Alyson B., I’d Rather Be in the Studio!  (Pentas Press, 2008)

Steinhart, Peter, The Undressed Art: Why We Draw (Vintage, 2005)

Tharp, Twyla and Mark Reiter, The Creative Habit:  Learn It and Use It for Life (Simon & Schuster, 2005)

Click here for a peek at the table of contents for the December 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal.


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