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Little Art Book I 4.5″ x 5.5″


Small, spiral bound format measuring 4.5″ x 5.5″ so that it fits easily with the rest of your art supplies.

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Small, spiral bound format measuring 4.5″ x 5.5″ so that it fits easily with the rest of your art supplies.

Product Description

New! First in a series of Little Art Books

A Collection of Thoughts, Concepts and Ideas to Paint By is the first in an on-going series of Little Art Books by Joyce Hicks. It is filled with bits and pieces of information personally collected by the artist as she learned how to transform ordinary landscape scenes into beautiful paintings. The kind of information that most accelerated her personal growth as an artist is now available as a companion guide to her teaching. It concludes with a step-by-step demonstration of one of her popular paintings and also includes a blank page for personal note taking on each forward facing page. The size is intentionally small (4.5 x 5.5) so that it fits easily into a bag with other art supplies. It’s a cute one-of-a-kind Little Art Book packed with information straight from the artist. Printed on glossy stock for crisp brilliant color with a clear vinyl cover to protect it from accidental drips and splatters.

Collect all the Little Art Books for a unique artist-inspired reference library and watch for new titles as they are released . I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, but a full money-back guarantee is always an option.

Contents include:

  • Inspirational quotes
  • Artist Statement
  • Palette and Brushes
  • Great Organic Greens
  • Important Design Principles
  • Types of Perspective in the Landscape
  • Selective Vision
  • Don’t Paint Things
  • Value of Painting Small
  • Transparent versus Opaque Pigment
  • Concepts and Excerpts
  • An Exercise in Creativity
  • My Personal Painting Process
  • Self-Critique Check List
  • Watercolor Demonstration


  1. :

    I received my “little art book” today! It is adorable and so informative! A sweet little gem! Thanks Joyce! I will also be looking forward to your next publication from ‘North Light’.

    I love, love, love my little book and my DVD.

    So much valuable information packed inside.

  2. :

    Thanks for sharing. I love the Little Art book and am putting the info into practice. I too am hoping to go to Springfield next June.

    Love the little book!!!

  3. :

    I am really enjoying your little watercolor book. It was so worth ordering. Thanks.I purchased this little book and I love it. It is helpful, small and beautiful. Buy it–you will love it. Great little book!

  4. :

    Great Little Art Book II Joyce! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I have been enjoying reading it today.

  5. :

    I am so happy to see another Little Art Book. You continue to be a guiding light for me as I paint, and I am so grateful. All the best to you and Larry.

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