Vibrant Oils by Haidee-Jo Summers

Book Review Haidee-Jo Summers is a wonderful painter well known for her lively plein air paintings. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and an associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I have…

Artists’ Book Shelves

What Do Artists Read? Or do artists just like to look at picture books? It is both of course. My book case is full of books to just leaf through and find inspiration in, as well as books on painting…

Top 10 Best Books on Painting

Well, maybe a top 11 or 12. And that’s not counting the ones I don’t know about and you do. There are a lot of books on painting out there. And I mean a lot. They range from simple beginners…

Book Review: Figurative Artist’s Handbook

Figurative Artist’s Handbook by Robert Zeller: I found out about this brand new publication via social media. I follow many American figurative artists on social media, including Robert Zeller, and admire much of their work. I like to explore books…

500 Portraits Book

The National Portrait Gallery has published the second edition of the wonderful book 500 Portraits 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award.  My 2013 Self Portrait with Lace Collar is featured on page 250 and the last chapter covers the…