I think I buy too many books. It comes from working in a bookshop, I guess. I have no room left to put any of the books I am buying, so I have to play this sad game of rotating the books I can display based on what I am obsessed with at the time. There are still books that never get boxed away, but I have a small selection of ever shifting titles gracing the shelves I can fit them in. At the moment, I'm reading a lot about landscape painting.
Just this morning, this book arrived -
I also got this masterpiece of a book recently-
This book has long been considered the bible of the landscape artist. What I have read of it certainly puts me into that camp of believers. With such straight-forward and accessible text, Carlson shows not only how to go about painting certain things, he also succinctly and logically states why this is done. I put some protective covering on this book as soon as I got it home, because I get the feeling this book is going to be opened a lot.
I also got this delicious dish-
I was amazed to see that this issue of Spectrum, first published in 1998 and subsequently in 2009, was still available to order. So order it, I did!
I got this book a couple of months ago-
On the other end of the scale-
I also recently picked up a long wanted Frazetta book-
Being as I'm starting to work in colour again, I thought I really should try and get an understanding of it. Thus, these two books have been purchased for that very purpose-
And that's about it for the moment. I have a lot of reading to do, and practicing what I'm learning will keep my hands full for the foreseeable future. But I'm working away still too. I have a painting on the go for a local lad, a female Troll watercolour piece in the works, and the Adventures Dark & Deep Bestiary work will start up in a couple of weeks time too. Speaking of AD&D, I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be showing book two's artwork soon. The release of that book has been moved to the end of the month, but I'll be sure to put the artwork up here (and for sale) as soon as the book goes live.