My Amazonian parcel arrived last night! Yaaahar!
One book yet to come -(but that’s one I’ve read from the library and just want to have). The other book is a paperback LOADED with text – not so lovely to show, but hopefully helpful.
These two other books though had me so excited I couldn’t sleep last night.
The best, most wonderful one is ‘Painting people – figure painting today’. It was just exactly what I needed to kick me along and get my groove back. I’m sure every artist goes through phases where they wonder if what they are doing is good enough, relevant, saleable, and true to their own vision. I’ve had a tough couple of weeks, but think I’m back on track now – with confirmation that my vision is ‘out there’ and that’s OK. Some of the works in there are confronting, others pure and beautiful. Many, many, many of them have figures making eye contact with the viewer – something I’ve been wondering is too confronting in my own work. I think that’s just fine now after looking at this book.
Peter Doig. I think I’m in love…..
Brushwork is another inspirational and useful book for me – with loads of techniques, which I’ll hopefully use to build on my own repertoire.
Oh – and I noticed that I’ve had 10,000 visitors here! Gosh, WOW! Thanks for coming! 🙂
So, feeling excited, and inspired I’m off to do some reading and hopefully some painting……………..