Painting Your Way Out of a Corner:

The Art of Getting Unstuck

published by Tarcher/Penguin Group

In the tradition of The Artist’s Way, an exciting program that introduces painting as a jumping-off point for realizing one’s full creative potential in all areas of life.

Using brushstrokes instead of words, readers create a painting journal which relies on improvisation and imagination to overcome obstacles and find new solutions that often seem out of reach.

Based on author Barbara Diane Barry’s popular painting journal class and supported by research in psychology and the science of brain function, Painting Your Way Out of a Corner guides readers through the process of overcoming blocks and expressing themselves freely in painting.

Through a series of exercises that emphasize improvisation and risk-taking, readers will learn how to quiet their inner critics and strengthen their creativity. The more we learn to play and accept whatever appears on the page, the more we are able to try new things in life. Full-color paintings featured throughout the book.


at The Book Revue, Huntington, NY

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Painting Your Way Out of a Corner:
The Art of Getting Unstuck
is available at your local book store and online.

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  • $18.95/$20.00 CAN
  • Full color throughout
  • 224 pages, paperback
  • ISBN 978-0-399-16335-7
  • Tarcher/Penguin Group


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