Category Archives: Art

Review: En Plein Air: Watercolor

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Ron Stocke Released: December 18th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of En Plein Air: Watercolor through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. En Plein Air: Watercolor is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Review: The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro

The Collector’s Apprentice is the latest novel by B. A. Shapiro. Like her other novels, this one focuses mostly on the art world. Unlike the other novels, this one is mostly about art collectors as opposed to artists. It’s a refreshing change, and honestly provided for a new perspective and take on the storytelling styles Shapiro prefers. Continue reading

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Review: 101 Textures in Oil and Acrylic: Practical techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces by Mia Tavonatti

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Mia Tavonatti Released: December 18th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of 101 Textures in Oil and Acrylic through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. 101 Textures in Oil and … Continue reading

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Review: En Plein Air: Acrylic by Mark Mehaffey

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Mark Mehaffey Released: December 18th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of En Plein Air: Acrylic through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. En Plein Air: Acrylic is one of … Continue reading

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Review: The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Hand Lettering

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Authors: Cari Ferraro, Eugene Metcalf Released: September 25th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Hand Lettering through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I’ve … Continue reading

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Review: Hashtag Authentic: Be your best creative self via your Instagram online presence by Sara Tasker

Hashtag Authentic is the perfect novel for anyone out there trying to work on their Instagram presence or image. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing it as a personal account, or trying to get a business going. This novel will help your organize your thoughts, come up with a plan and feeling, and keep you on track. Continue reading

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Review: The Art of Modern Quilling: Contemporary Paper Techniques & Projects for Captivating Quilled Designs by Erin Perkins Curet

The Art of Modern Quilling was an absolutely fantastic read. I’ve always been fascinated by paper quilling, but to be honest I’ve also felt intimidated by it. This guide made the whole task of learning a lot less intimidating and more comfortable. And it had the added bonus of inspiring me at the same time. Continue reading

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Review: Colorways: Acrylic Animals: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to pain whimsical artwork in vibrant acrylic by Megan Wells

Colorways: Acrylic Animals is a really cute and inspiring guide. I loved the art style included, and personally found both the style and the guide to be soothing. I felt like the way Megan Wells explained everything made a lot of sense, and made the idea of getting started a lot less intimidating than it can sometimes be. Continue reading

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Review: Literary Places by Sarah Baxter and Amy Grimes

Literary Places is an absolutely striking collection of locations that are mentioned in literary works. They’re all real locations, of course. This novel includes beautiful hand drawn images of some of the most iconic locations, as well as a brief bit of information about each one. Continue reading

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Review: Art Studio Secrets: More Than 300 Tools and Techniques to Inspire Creativity by Marjorie Sarnat

Art Studio Secrets is the perfect book for any creative looking for a touch of inspiration. Unlike a lot of art books, Art Studio Secrets doesn’t spend chapters (or even the whole book) focusing on one specific subject. Instead, it covers dozens of different mediums, ideas, and techniques. Continue reading

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