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Book Review – Down by the Sea with Brush with brush and pen

Name of the book – Down by the Sea with Brush and Pen
Artist – Claudia Nice
Publication – North Light Books
In this book, the artist Claudia Nice teaches the readers the details of seascapes, She creates dynamic watercolor compositions with pen, ink, acrylic and gouache.
The artist, Claudia Nice provides over sixty step – by – step demonstration which includes drawing tips and techniques. The topics include painting the Seething Surf, Sandy beaches and sweeping shorelines, Sea Bluffs and Rocky Coastlines ,Fun in the Sun – Children at the Seashore, Harbors, Boats and Marinas, Still water Marshes and Deepwater Bays and a Tropical Paradise. The artist has given details to every little seascapes and has tried to create all sorts of coastal scenery like sea waves, seashore and also includes other activities at the beach.
This is an amazing informative book with step by step demonstration ,These demonstration makes it easy to understand and follow. The illustrations given are very good and outstanding. All the tips and techniques provided are very clear and easy to understand

Book Review – Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting

Name of the book – Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting

Artist – JO Toye

Publisher – North Light Books

This is a remarkable art book. The artist Jo provides some great techniques and tips which help in creating beautiful projects.

The artist, Jo provides inspiring techniques. The book encourages the reader to experiment with new materials and tools and learn abstract art.Jo shares a number of techniques, She further works with a number of materials and tools and also provide step wise guide I each project.The book is divided into three parts . It has practise samples as well. Some of the techniques and materials used in the book are Resist Pens, Stencil,Sponge,Palette Knife, masking tape etc

This book is great for anyone who wants to do abstract art.V

Book Review – Surface Treatment Workshop

Name of the book – Surface Treatment Workshop

Author – Darlene Olivia Mcelroy

       – Sandra Duran Wilson

Publisher – North light Books

I liked this book, people who are interested in mixed media as well as other surface treatments which gives a very creative and a whole new look to the project will most probably be interested in buying the book.

Readers can gain knowledge of various mixed media projects . The book covers over forty five techniques, These include additives, resists and subtractive or combination techniques . In each different topics are covered like crackle paste , aluminium foil under Additives . Plastic Wrap, soap etc under the Subtractive or the combination technique. and Scribbing and Sanding etc under the Resist Technique.The book is very well written. It has photos and also explains the materials and the tools required. These photos give a better understanding of the project. Also in every project tips are  provided and a number of variation projects are also given for a better and clear understanding.

The book is very interesting and is a must for all art lovers and mixed media artist.