Monday, February 29, 2016

The Flower Workshop

Learn the art of painterly arrangements, how to make tonal arrangements and spruce up any table with a branch arrangement! Use berries and fruits, make handheld arrangements and compotes.Simple instructions, easy to find supply lists and beautiful full color photos of gorgeous flowers. If you want to wow your guests, these pages will help you do just that! Really pretty book! I cannot wait to get started. The books pages are so pretty. The arrangements look like they'd be to complex for an amateur, and while each one would take time and practice, I think they are do-able even for a beginner. The fruit arrangements are beautiful and classy and a little whimsical. And the florals look like they'd easily spruce up a casual party or add more elegance to a savior affair. The color combinations are perfect, and I loved seeing all the varieties of flowers laid out in a simple background to really showcase their attributes. I am not an expert florist by any means, but I'd definitely gift this to all my friends with a green thumb or an eye for design. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The elements of Landscape oil painting

As an intermediate artist, if you are looking to hone or sharpen your skills, look no further. Here is your perfect comprehensive guide! You will begin with a list of what's needed to get started and begin your painting. And move into an in depth look of multiple different types of landscape; sky, terrain,trees, and water. And then you be shown how to put it all together. The information and guides are written in a manner which is easy to understand, and almost every page includes a beautiful painting by various artists. Learn to think like a painter, and how to set your paintings apart from others. Invoke a mood, capture the perfect light and make your paintings come to life! I thought this book was really great for an intermediate painter. I am still a beginner, and so was able to glean a lot of useful information, although I'm not able to execute some of her form quite yet. But this will be a great book to move me onto the next skill level. The guides and information are written very simply and easy to understand, while still holding the experience of the author. I loved all the paintings, seeing the moods they invoked, and the realistic qualities of some. Great book for an intermediate or a beginner like me aspiring to move to the next level. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.