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Oil Pastels and Books

Decades ago I tried oil pastels and couldn’t get anywhere with them. They are difficult to use and blend but they seem to have improved them lately. I am going to try and sketch with them on my other blog … Continue reading

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Waiting for Toned Paper

I ordered and received some toned tan paper that I bought from Amazon in the States because no one in Canada seems to have it yet. When I received the paper it felt wonderful but had a peculiar chemical smell. … Continue reading

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New Botanical Drawing and Painting Books and Sketchbooks

Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils by Sue Vize which has a lovely mix of graphite and coloured pencil, one of my favourite approaches to botanicals. The other one uses support boards for painting which is not something I’m … Continue reading

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A Fresh Round of Embroidery and Quilting Books

I saw a couple of embroidery and sewing books that seemed to have a fresh approach so bought three of them for my collection. 1) Modern Folk Embroidery: 30 Contemporary Projects for Folk Art Inspired Designs by Nancy Nicholson I … Continue reading

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Books on Owls and Colour Mixing Recipes

I placed an order at an art supply shop to beef up my collection of Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. Although I have 60 colours, I was short on the warm and cool grey selections which are good for animal fur … Continue reading

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Biographies and Art Technique Books

I bought 4 new books and 2 used books that looked interesting for biography art techniques. 1) How to Draw & Paint Animals: Learn to Draw with Colored Pencil Step by Step by Debra Kauffman Yaun – another excellent Walter … Continue reading

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Fashion History Books

I got a notice of a price drop on a book on my wish list. While there another interesting book appeared on a similar subject so I bought these two books: Art Nouveau Fashion by Clare Rose Glasgow Museums Seventeenth … Continue reading

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