|My worn copy; I think even the cover of this book is enticing|
Monday, November 17, 2014
Art Journey America; Landscapes
Whenever I have taken an art class and all of the final work is set out for critique, I never fail to be amazed by all of the different styles lined up for review. When each student draws or paints the same thing, each piece is still very different, showing the unique styles of the artists who made the works. After a few classes, one can look at the work being produced and pick out who made what pieces as personal styles become more apparent. To me, this is one of the most fascinating aspects of the world of fine art.
A few months ago I bought a book entitled, Art Journey America; Landscapes, 89 Painters' Perspectives. This book can hold my attention for hours. Unlike books that one reads then puts away, consumed and finished, this book can be perused over and over. Looking at the subject of landscape painting and the endless style possibilities within the genre, paired with the variety of materials and interpretations contained in this book is, to me, very instructive. Not to mention a sensual treat!