Living Color A Writer Paints Her World Author:Natalie Goldberg Join the bestselling author of Wild Mind and Writing Down the Bones as she explores a new realm of creativity--the world of color--and offers us an intimate view of how everyday life is transformed into art. — In twelve high-spirited chapters, Natalie introduces us to her family, her artist friends, her New Mexico home, her painting... more » trips to Europe--always focusing on the questions faced by any creative person, whatever their medium. Why, for example, does an artist choose some subjects and not others? ("I was crazy about the wrong-color sky and the heart-sinking beckoning of headlights on old cars," she acknowledges.) How does a painter draw nourishment from another painter's work? ("I didn't want fancy art theories. I wanted a direct connection with the painting before me.") When is it time to move into a new form? ("I had to go to an empty white canvas and find out what was within me.")
More than 60 four-color reproductions of Natalie's distinctive and joyous paintings appear throughout. The result is a feast for the eyes and a celebration of the creative spirit in action.« less
This is a wonderful book by the author of "Writing Down the Bones" and "Banana Rose". She wonderfully describes what happens to her when she paints and her journey with art. There are many of her fabulous, colorful, watercolor paintings printed in full color. I highly recommend this book for artists and writiers and anybody who is curious about the creative process.