Posts tagged with: North Light Books

It is finally there!
My Book, Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media is now available online.

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.

portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

From Acrylicsworks: Value is one of the key art elements of any two-dimensional artwork. To many artists, value represents the single most important element of a painting. The compositional structure that the tonal values create in a painting is the framework that holds everything else—color and detail—together. In a complex painting, the artist generally decides on a value key, whether in the light or dark range, or a full range of values from black to white. It is tonal value that most creates the illusion of three dimensions in an artwork, and it is also the foundation of composition. One cannot overstate the importance of value in painting and drawing.
For the AcrylicWorks 5 contest, we are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media is acceptable. If selected, you will be asked to write about your painting in relation to the theme Bold Values. This could be interpreted through your creative or technical process, materials and/or artistic inspiration.
Very nice to see Green Bouquet and Slice of Life-Louise in this selection of gorgeous acrylic paintings!

fearless watercolor for beginners in Chinese by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I was so thrilled to find a couple copies of the simplified Chinese edition of my book “Fearless Watercolor for beginners” in the mail today!
It was a surprise as I did not know the book was being translated, so happy about that 🙂
You can buy the Chinese version of my book on these online stores:
I just got the news this morning that Slice of Life: Louise and Green bouquet are selected for the upcoming book by FW media AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color!
Both paintings sold on Saatchi online.​

patterned trees painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
patterned west coast landscape by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
acrylicworks 3 book by North Light booksThis edition of AcrylicWorks focuses on the theme of texture! The broad theme allows for an amazing variety of styles and approaches. Explore how each individual artist takes to capturing their three-dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. Each translation is unique and inspiring. From shocking hyper-realism to harmonious abstractions, and everything in between, the visual interest of each artist is expressed beautifully and calls your attention into seeing the beauty within any part of our world. See the world as they see it and allow yourself to fall into their paintings as you try to understand both their technique as well as their conceptual focus. Reading each statement certainly gives each work a new air of significance and character
I just received a notice today:”Congratulations! We are very happy to inform you that your mixed-media art has been selected for publication in Incite 4: Relax. Restore. Renew.”
All four paintings will be featured in the next issue of Incite, this is great news!
Going in circles as been selected as one of ten honorable-mention winners in the 2015 Shades of Gray Competition!
I am very happy as drawing is becoming a more and more important part of what I do in my paintings.
It will be featured in the spring 2016 issue of Drawing.I think I also won a year’s subscription to Drawing, which is great 🙂