Friday, May 1, 2015

Daily painting

Most of the time when I sit down to review a book I have limited time so I post reviews of multiple reviews on one post. Today I wanted to post a review of a book that arrived in the mail before Christmas. The book is only 182 pages including the index so not too overwhelming on first examination. It is soft back and a nice handheld size, but upon further examination I realized I had stumbled onto a real Gem. I wavered back and forth wondering if the author had tackled too many topics and chapters for one small book and wanting to just reach out and give her a hug. Seriously. If you've been reading my blog for long you know I'm an artist and that it's a real passion of mine. I just struggle with so many other things that come along if you really want to be successful at being a " real artist". Those things for me include, pricing my artwork, scheduling my painting time with a little one and not fearing the blank piece of paper. Last year I started the year off with a bang and was intentional about my art. But I let things get in the way and settled back into old habits. 

Some of the topics covered in this book are choosing materials, subject matter, art basics such as value and color mixing, composition, fighting artists block and finding community and selling your work. 

If you are an artist and need a boost I suggest purchasing this book. You won't be disappointed. Thank you to Blogging for Books and Watson Guptill for the opportunity to review this book. This is mmy humble opinion and I was in no way compensated for this review. 

Edited to add: I just found this review in my list of posts and never clicked post or shared my review on Amazon. I'm hoping someone still reading my blog will find this post and it will be just the book they need to add some umph into their art career. 

Since I am editing this post I thought I would throw in a photo or two.
This is our first grand baby. He is just so beautiful. I'm head over heels in love.

Here is our sweet Lil G. She's not so little anymore is she? She is leaving the hospital with her favorite guy...... She is an aunt. Life is good. Very very good.

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