Discover how to find and keep your inspiration and how to advance your visual style with this collection of more than 200 imaginative ideas for painting. Students, teachers, and professionals alike can benefit from this guide, which suggests clever and resourceful concepts for paintings and shows how to identify sources of inspiration. In addition to tips on ways to organize ideas, it proposes unusual methods with innovative materials and offers advice, answers, and techniques for artists of every style. Award-winning artist and author Marjorie Sarnat encourages artists to make this book their own by highlighting entries, tagging pages, and jotting down their own ideas in the margins and on the note pages provided. This immensely useful volume will complement any studio or classroom reference library and provide a reading companion for visual artists. The practical and imaginative suggestions offer artists an opportunity to do more — and to do it better.