Review -- Virtual Pose Figure Reference Series, combined book and CD-Rom set for artists.
My thoughts on thisa book full of techniques and suggestions for getting your art out into the world in unexpected ways.
A review of the "Artist's Color Manual" by Simon Jennings, which combines factual information with coffee-table book quality photos.
My review of "The Printmaking Bible", which leans towards the inspirational rather than the how-to aspects of various printmaking techniques.
Don't be put off by the title of this book, because if you want to recreate the look of the Old Masters, it's full of practical tips on what to do.
A review of a book which surveys art training in Europe and the USA from the Renaissance to the mid-1990s.
This is a fascinating book on the history and development of pigments, recommended reading for any artist wanting to understand the colors we use.
If you're pushed for time and don't want to waste any figuring out what result mixing two colours will give, you'll likely enjoy this book!
A review of the biography of the painter JMW Turner, written by James Hamilton. If you want to ensure you die a famous artist, Turner could teach you a lot!
My review of the book "Artists and Their Studios" written by Michael McNay with photographs by Eamonn McCabe.
A review of the book "Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice" by Juliette Aristides, and why painters wanting to work in a realism style ought to read it.
A review of the book Draw Like Da Vinci, in the Masterclass series.
Book Review -- Dogs How to Draw Them by Melvyn Petterson, a book every dog-loving painter should have.
My review of the book "Freud at Work", a collection of photos by Bruce Bernard and David Dawson of the painter Lucian Freud in his studio.
A review of a book that's an in-depth look at what's involved in consignment selling of your art with a gallery in the USA.
Review of a great book on composition, The Simple Secret to Better Painting
A review of Ross King's book "The Judgement of Paris", about the artists Manet and Meissonier, and artistic life in Paris in the mid- to late nineteenth century.
A review of the book "Salon to Biennial" by Bruce Altshuler, a look at famous art exhibitions in Europe and America from 1863 to 1959.
My review of the new and expanded edition of the classic artist's reference book by Mark David Gottsegen.
A review of the book "The Artist's Handbook" by Pip Seymour, a reference I find indispensable.
My review of the book "Henri Matisse Rooms with a View" which is a critical look at his paintings of interiors and views from inside to the outdoors.
A review of the book "The Girl with the Gallery" on the New York gallery owner Edith Gregor Halpert, who ran the Downtown Gallery for 44 years.
My review of the book "Hidden in the Shadow of the Master" by Ruth Butler, on the model-wives of Cezanne, Monet, and Rodin.
My review of the book "Painting Today" by Tony Godfrey, a survey of contemporary painting.
My review of the book "Art Saves" by Jenny Doh, which will inspire and motivate you through the stories of other creative artists.