Saturday, February 10, 2007

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 - An Artist's Way of Seeing

I finished reading a lovely book today by Mary Whyte called, An Artist's Way of Seeing. Mary is one of my favorite watercolor artists. She lives and paints in South Carolina, and also teaches - oh I'd love to be her student for a few months! I recommend this book - it's written like an artist paints, full of wonderful descriptive passages and it contains some of her wonderful portraits of the Gullah people of South Carolina.

I also recommend her book called, Watercolor for the Serious Beginner, not only for her technique and style explained but for her wonderful paintings inside the book.

Tonight we're going to Jenny's house for the get-together for all those in the family with birthdays in January and February (Moe, Donal, Fritz, me). If I get what I asked for I will be spending some more time in Border's Bookstore buying art books and mysteries and sipping White Chocolate Mocha coffees (they have shaved white chocolate on the top - yum).

"Mixing color on the palette is like watching butterflies come to life." --- Mary Wyte

2 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

I've read this book a few times, and I agree, it's wonderful! And what better way to spend time than looking at art books at Borders and drinking white chocolate mocha coffee. If only I didn't have to stay away from caffeine and sugar.

Michelle

RHCarpenter said...

Michelle, sorry about the caffeine and sugar. I always have decaf coffee - too much caffeine is too much :) And this would be a once-a-week treat, probably no more than that so I can justify the sugar - ha ha