Book Reviews Related to Art

By Judy Challis | As an artist I'm always reading. To improve the depth of my knowledge, to learn more techniques and just for fun. Here are a few of my favoites.

Using a Circular Composition

I like to plan my art. How am I going to approach it. Is there a piece I wanted to do in the past that I gave up on because my skills had not yet …

Lavender in Provence-Use of Semi-Neutrals

This is my new favorite painting. I combined some abstract elements with lavender fields in Provence. I also used elements of color theory that I …

Painting With The Impressionistic Palette

I love the impressionists. The bright colors as in Gaugin’s Vision After the Sermon (1888). Or take a look at Van Gough’s Pollard Willows With …

The Joy of Dirty Brushes

I read in all my intro books on painting about keeping your colors clean and not mixing your colors because they might become muddy. I carefully used …

Rudyard Kipling

Dan bought me several books on art for Christmas. One subject really surprised me. Winston Churchill as a painter! At the end of a book detailing his …

Painting as a Pastime Quotes by Winston S. Churchill

“What shall I do with all my books?' was the question, and the answer, 'Read them,' sobered the questioner. But if you cannot read them, at the very …

I’m in Love with Eric Hebborn

I’m in love with Eric Hebborn but my darling husband need not worry as Eric is quite quite dead. Why am I in love with him? Well, first of all he was …

Book Review: Color: A Natural History of the Palette

I have been reading Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay. I am dragging my feet in finishing it because I am enjoying it that …