Subtitle A beginner's guide to painting fun, fresh still lifes in oil and acrylic

Sari Shryack
Price $22.99 / £17.99
Description Description Anyone can learn to paint! Join popular artist and instructor Sari Shryack for approachable lessons that make painting still lifes with acrylic fun, fresh, and feasible.

Sari Shryack runs the popular social media channels @not_sorry_art. She teaches painting classes online and in person, offers painting retreats domestically and internationally, hosts a podcast, and writes a blog. Modern Still Life: From Fruit Bowls to Disco Balls is her first book and the ideal opportunity for Sari to do what she does best: make painting accessible to all, something that Sari is especially passionate about. You will learn:
  • Why to paint still lifes
  • How to use acrylic paints, as well as tools like brushes and canvases
  • To be open, curious, and forgiving of your own mistakes as an artist
  • About drawing for painting
  • How to compose objects for a still life
  • Color mixing and how to use color palettes to create different moods and styles
  • How to use other painting media besides acrylic, including oil paints
  • And much more!

Then take your new skills and paint your own still lifes. In addition to the foundational information listed above, this book features complete step-by-step painting projects for creating disco balls, unexpected everyday objects, and more in Sari’s signature dynamic style. You can also personalize the pieces using your own items and colors.

There’s no need to go out and buy expensive art tools and props for painting. Modern Still Life: From Fruit Bowls to Disco Balls shows you how easy and fun it is to paint what you have on hand.

Start painting fresh, bold still lifes with this friendly and accessible guide.
Format Trade Paperback 144 Pages
ISBN 9780760388730
Size8.50 in x 11.00 in / 215.90 mm x 279.40 mm
Published Date June 18th, 2024
Sari Shryack

Sari Shryack is an oil and acrylic painter in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her husband and their two young children. Her colorful works cover many subjects and techniques, including landscapes, still lifes, portraits, disco balls, and memes. Through her consistent daily practice and dedication to finding beauty in the mundane, Sari has built a large online following and successful small business that she runs with her husband called Not Sorry Art. The name is a play on Sari’s own name, which is pronounced “ser-e,” not “sorry.”

Through her business, Sari sells prints and original pieces online, runs painting retreats, teaches online painting classes, writes a blog, and hosts a podcast. Making art accessible to all is Sari’s goal and motivation.

Learn more at her website,, and her social channels @not_sorry_art.

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