Sunday, September 20, 2009

New books and a New Painting

After spending 6 months on a large painting, I just wanted to feel productive again. I did this little invented landscape in about an hour and it felt so good to do something quick and pretty. Simple, pretty, quick and fulfilling. Every once in a while it's fun to just make stuff up and see if I can make it work.




I just bought 6 of these books: "Great Works of Art and What Makes Them Great" by Fredrick Ruckstull. It's awesome. They republished it in 2003, but the first edition copies are actually a lot cheaper. I bought six and didn't spend more than $6 on any one of them. The reprinted copies are like $20. Everyone should get this book. I also am loving the book "Pictorial Composition" by Henry Poore.

4 comments:

courtneyb said...

I like that painting, bring the bacon home baby!

Joseph Price said...

I like the painting. That's the experience I'm after when I paint my crappy modern stuff. :-)

Celeste Bergin said...

....a very nice painting

dee shanny said...

love your work. Where can one buy this book you mentioned??Tks