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I owe it all to art books, chocolate and young men.

Beatrice Wood (1893-1998)
American artist and studio potter


Experimental Instant Film Photography + The Polaroid Years

Let me tell you all about my favorite instant film book, “The Polaroid Years”, and how I draw inspiration from crazy, wild art photography contained within!  45 more words


Book Review - Black Comix Returns by John Jennings

★★★★★ 4.5 Stars

Stylish, vibrant and extremely diverse mix of artists and graphic novelists – for an art or comics enthusiast it’s like being a kid in a candy store. 183 more words

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Art Book Appreciation: The Urban Sketchbook: Get Out, Walk, Observe, Draw, Lose Yourself, Create

A great book for anyone interested in sketching the world around them.

This book was translated from the Spanish and caused me to ponder how many art instruction books I have seen, and own, that are by contemporary Spanish artists of a realist bent, and of how good those books are. 317 more words

Tapies From Within 1945-2011

Tapies From Within is an exhibition catalogue for a retrospective of Antoni Tapies’ work curated by Vincente Todoli and exhibited in Barcelona in 2013. Tapies was a Spanish painter that I have been aware of since the 1980’s. 106 more words

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Rodin once said, "There is no recipe for improving nature. The only thing is to see."

Recently I was discussing with an enthusiastic group of adults drawing students about really learning to look.   I help them improve their drawings by pointing out subtle details in their reference pictures. 222 more words


Manzoni by Germano Celant

Sometimes on our artistic journey we are startled to find that someone has been there before us. Rats and Damn! When I was reading Manzoni, a book about Piero Manzoni by Germano Celant, I was thrilled and dismayed to see that my own work was getting dangerously close to resembling some of Manzoni’s Achromes, which were produced in the 1950’s and 1960’s. 169 more words

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