Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Recommended reading

I know it is a bit risky recommending books to others, especially when there are so many good volumes available, and we all seem to have our personal favorites. Having said that, I will proceed with such a recommendation. These are three of the many books I purchased over the years (most of them over 15 years ago) in my quest to become an artist.

The recent ice storm that ravaged western KY last month forced me out of my studio for over a week, during which time I revisited my library and re-read these three books. That is what started me on the series of small water media paintings I have been posting for the past few weeks.

If you have the time and the inclination, I recommend them to all artists, but especially watercolorist.

I will be away from home for the next week visiting family, friends, and galleries in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and NJ. Sounds like a lot, but it is possible to visit everyone of those states and never drive for more then 30 minutes. I may or may not be able to attend to this blog while away.


jeannette stgermain said...

hope you had a grand time visiting - I have the first book! the 3rd one sounds interesting too!

Aynex Mercado said...

And you are not visiting me!!?!

Linda said...

I first read the Dobie book 25 years or more ago, and remembered it when I picked watercolors back up a couple of years back. FANTASTIC book. And I'm going to put in for the other two at the library! Thanks for the recommendation!

dog face girls said...

Thanks for the recomendations.

Have a wonderful time and don't take an wooden nickels.



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