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UPDATE: Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil, by J.D. Hillberry – a book review

UPDATE to original post:  I’ve been contacted by North Light Shop, an online artist resource site.  They are offering readers of my blog an additional 20% discount off their price of this book.  If you use the link provided herein … Continue reading

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The Book, graphite and charcoal drawing

Happy New Years!  It’s amazing how fast time goes by ~ before you know we are right at it again.  It’s that time of year when I concentrate on drawings, both graphite and charcoal, as a way to get back … Continue reading

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Oil Pastel – Materials and Techniques for Today’s Artist, by Kenneth Leslie – book review

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of books on art instruction – not a lack of resources that’s for sure.  For oil pastels there are four books that I know of – one I’ve reviewed written by John Elliot, two I wouldn’t recommend, and … Continue reading

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Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing, by Margaret Livingstone – a book review

I didn’t know what I was getting myself in for when I decided to read this book, it was one tough read – felt like I was trying to sprint through mud.  Don’t get me wrong – it was a good read, packed with relevant … Continue reading

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Color and Light, A Guide for the Realist Painter – a book review

James Gurney the author, is also an accomplished artist, teacher and creator of “Dinotopia.”  This book is one of my all time favorites!  I have several good books that concentrate on color, all are second to the quality and comprehensive … Continue reading

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Landscape Painting, by Mitchell Albala – book review

Full title of book:  Landscape Painting, Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice, by Mitchell Albala. If you’re in the need for instructions on how to paint landscapes then this book may be for you.  Why I … Continue reading

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Monet’s Years at Giverny: Beyond Impressionism, a book review

The last 40+ years of Claude Monet’s life were mostly spent at his property in Giverny, France.  It was during this time that Monet cultivated his most significant work, the property gardens which became the inspiration for many of his … Continue reading

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Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting, a book review

Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting, by John F. Carlson The best instructional book for landscape painting is John Carlson’s book, at least in my opinion.  It was originally written in 1929, with a revision in 1934 and later several reprints.  … Continue reading

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