Wednesday, January 2, 2008

You might like this book....

This is a book I received as a gift over the holidays. I do use a lot of acrylics and Golden is my choice. This book was clearly commissioned by the Golden company, however if you are interested in learning about a variety of support mediums, this is an excellent place to begin. There are over 100 different techniques shown, but that isn't all that exciting in itself. What seemed to click for me was the wide variety of ways the mediums could be used and the ideas which began to bounce around in my head as I went through the book. The style is very loose and she gives suggestions for using them...actually there are quite a few finished examples. For me the book is just down right fun to play around with. My copy already has some page flags.

Today has been one of those days where you are going along and then, BAM! You hit a road block. My road block came in the form of not being able to find my USB cable for my camera! Such irritation. I know just where it was, however some people like to tidy up around here and move my things about...wonder why? Yes, I admit I like to have things where I can see them and live with people much neater than I! Anyway, until I find my cable, I can't show you what I have been doing. But that will happen soon, if I have to go and buy another cable! I suppose we all have days like that, though. There is just never a good time for them to happen.


~Babs said...

Guilty, guilty,,,,I have to confess. I am the tidy up person,,,,,who is always 'hiding' my room mate's things, and then he can never find them.Clutter makes me crazy,,,,unless it's mine of course. :-)
"one man's trash,,,,,,etc.")
Hope you find your cord soon,,,looking forward to seeing what all you create from your new book. Sounds awesome!

Andrea and Kim said...

Thanks Babs! I had a friend here over the last couple of days...still no cord! ARGH! I think I am going to have to go for a multi-card reader. The local camera shop and the local electronic shop do not carry is particular cord...apparently Olympus uses something unusual. But I will get things happening by early next week, if not before. I am determined. The biggest issue in this house is not that I don't know where I put things, it is that I don't know where other people put them for me...and neither do they!

San said...

Kim, thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks really appealing.

I appreciate the book recommendation, and may the force be with you in locating that cable! I look forward to seeing the images when they're up.

Andrea and Kim said...

Sure San! I really enjoyed your blog a lot. Thank you for taking a look/see here.

So far, no luck with the cable. That means I will probably be going to buy a multi-card reader tomorrow. I am determined to get some images of my own here.

Depending on how you are inspired, the book is quite good. I often find inspiration in medium manipulation...and things go from there.

I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Anonymous said...

I liked that book a lot too. The author is one of Golden's "Working Artists", sponsored by them, I think. I love her work and I think she's good at writing clearly. I seem to have given up working with acrylics while I pursue oils but have one acrylic painting project planned using some techniques I learned in the book. P.S. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

Andrea and Kim said...

Janabouc, it is always good to hear a fellow artist enjoyed the same book. I do enjoy your work and understand what you mean about the oils taking time to learn. It is fun to watch your process on your blog, though. Love the JN painting...what a character he is!

Stop by here any time...I plan on visiting your blog often.