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  • Details about Drawing

    Drawing

    Christine Allison

    Drawing is not only a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but also one of the original mindfulness techniques, being a great way to be in the moment and observe your surroundings. Despite the common assumption that the ability to draw is a skill you either possess or you don't, it can be readily learned with the right teach guiding you. Christine Allison fulfills that role with her expertise and friendly, encouraging approach. With 10 step-by-step tutorials in Drawing, Christine helps beginners navi……more

  • Details about Still Lives: A Novel

    Still Lives: A Novel

    Maria Hummel

    "It's a thrilling mystery that will leave you wondering which characters you can and can't trust... There's a twist at the end that still keeps us up at night, it's THAT good." --Reese Witherspoon (A Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection) A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE Selection A BOOK OF THE MONTH Selection An Amazon Best Mystery/Thriller of the Year 1 of 22 New Books to Read This Summer ( TIME ) 1 of 20 New Books to Read in June ( Entertainment Weekly ) 1 of 30 Exciting New Books……more

  • Details about Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

    Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

    Ross King

    Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist From bestselling author Ross King, a brilliant portrait of legendary artist Claude Monet and the story of his most memorable achievement, the water lilies. Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet's brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Mo……more

  • Details about If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint: Tranforming Your Marks into Works of Art

    If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint: Tranforming Your Marks into Works of Art

    Diane Culhane

    The advice and exercises in If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint helps you dig into your creative life to find a style that is authentically yours.â? If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint was named one of Library Journal's Best Crafts & DIY Books of 2017! If You Can Doodle, Your Can Paint looks at the small, impromtu doodles we make on a daily basis as resources; treasures from which we can create full-sized paintings. Even if you don't consider yourself a doodler, the exercises and techniq……more

  • Details about The Masterpiece

    The Masterpiece

    Francine Rivers

    New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want--money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo thr……more

  • Details about Make Great Art on Your IPad: Draw, Paint and Share

    Make Great Art on Your IPad: Draw, Paint and Share

    Alison Jardine

    You don't have to be an artist to achieve great results on your iPad, and this refreshingly accessible book is perfect for skilled artists and creative wannabes alike. Alongside the step-by-step projects that teach the fundamentals of digital painting, there are also some easy and fun artistic tricks that anyone can try. Tutorials include - What Would Bansky Do? - Find Your Inner Urban Artist - The 30-Second Portrait Portrait - The Purrrfect Cat - Five Easy Art Hacks - The Not-So-Still Life. You……more

  • Details about The Appraisal

    The Appraisal

    Anna Porter

    When wealthy octogenarian Geza Marton hires art expert Helena Marsh to buy back his family's Titian painting, Helena flies to Budapest to close what she expects will be a reasonably simple sale. But nothing is ever simple in this beautiful, flawed city where corruption abounds. Helena discovers that there are multiple bidders for the painting, including some dangerous Slavs. Soon there are also dead bodies, and a complicated history that leads her to men Marton knew in Vorkuta, one of Stalin's n……more

  • Details about Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

    Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

    Mary Gabriel

    NINTH STREET WOMEN is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating story of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they painted, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and groundbreaking artists to come. They include Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning, whose careers were at times overshadowed by the fame of t……more

  • Details about Paper Folded Flowers: All the Skills You Need to Make 21 Beautiful Projects

    Paper Folded Flowers: All the Skills You Need to Make 21 Beautiful Projects

    Elizabeth Moad

    With step-by-step photographic guidance, Elizabeth Moad shows you how to make simple, yet effective, paper flower embellishments, from greeting card adornments to floral bunting and decorations that will brighten any home. Learn how to apply simple folding techniques such as kirigami and teabag folding to create beautiful blooms for any occasion. There are twenty-one projects in all, ranging from straightforward concertina-fold flowers to elaborate and elegant paper roses.…more

  • Details about The Black Painting

    The Black Painting

    Neil Olson

    A Strand Magazine Best Book of the Year "A riveting psychological thriller, a serious dissection of a dysfunctional family and an exploration of the power of art to change lives." --Associated Press "A fast-paced psychological thriller with a fascinating set of characters. ... A real page-turner." -B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger An atmospheric literary mystery about an infamous painting rumored to be cursed--and the family torn apart by its disappearance. There are four cousins in th……more

  • Details about The Paris Secret: A Novel

    The Paris Secret: A Novel

    Karen Swan

    In this glittering tale of forgotten treasures and long-held secrets, international bestseller Karen Swan explores one woman's journey to discovering the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered. When high-powered fine art agent Flora Sykes is called in to assess objets d'art in a Paris apartment that has been abandoned since WWII, she is skeptical at first--until she discovers that the treasure trove of paintings is myriad...and priceless……more