PAINTING WITHOUT FIRST SKETCHING
in the subject is daunting to many artists. For Harriet Shorr,
the basic elements of painting --- color, light, and shape
--- are best expressed and executed free from preconception.
She shows readers how to see their subject matter not as objects
but as an assemblage of shapes, hues, and values --- a process
that lies at the heart of all great art.
Sumptuous and dynamic, the
works in this collection have the expansiveness of Color Field
paintings, but at the same time, they fall within the realm
of realistic art. A piece to fruit, a bowl, a scarf, and other
ordinary objects are often portrayed in unusually grand scale,
particularly when seen through the unique and visionary eye
of this artist.
Consistent with the best tradition
of fine-art books, THE ARTIST'S EYE offers a gallery of inspirational
paintings. A delight to both the mind and the eye. Shorr's
vibrant work will appeal to all artists searching for a way
to express a personal vision.
a professor of painting at the State University of New York
at Purchase, has exhibited her work regularly in one-woman
shows since 1972, both in New York and in other cities around
the country, and has been in numerous group shows. She lives
in New York City.