Friday, February 20, 2009
So, What's New in Your Library?
This past week I treated myself by purchasing two new books. They both arrived this week, and I'm still thumbing through the pages. I bought them for inspiration and research and to learn something new!
I usually find and reserve books that our library system has available to find inspirations for my painted silhouettes. But now I have my very own book! Not only does it have several illustrations of silhouettes, it has the history of the art as well as the profile artists who snipped or painted them.
Silhouettes: A History and Dictionary of Artists by Mrs. E. Nevill Jackson
This was recommended to me and I'm glad I purchased it. I'm already getting ideas for art and have even purchased some of the products that this book recommends so I can give some of these techniques a try. Funny how one purchase leads to another!
So, if the postal fairies wing my new supplies to me this weekend, I'll be getting my hands wet with paint, (and other mediums!).
Acrylic Revolution by Nancy Reyner
On my nightstand for bedtime reading I have A Deaf Artist in Early America: The World of John Brewster Jr. by Harlan Lane
Yes, it reads like a History book, but it is really very interesting, and of course, I love John Brewster's portraits.
I also recently discovered the author, Elizabeth Aston. Well, I've actually had her first book in this series for several years and never opened it!
Ms. Aston has written a series of books that continue the stories of Jane Austen's characters; Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. According to Ms. Aston, they have children and her books follow their lives.
So, after finishing the first book: Mr. Darcy's Daughters, I'm now reading the second book in the series: The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Althea Darcy.
So.....What is new in your library? What are you reading?
.....oops, if you enlarge that last photo you can see some paint I didn't get off of the table from my last project! Well, if the supplies arrive that won't be the only paint on the table!