Friday, July 1, 2011

Book List that you need to collect as an artist: Friend Christine Elaine Patterson sent these

All of Andrew Loomis' books:
Drawing the Head and Hands (out of print)
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (out of print) (Will tell you a story about these two books at the bottom of this post)

The Human Figure by John Vanderpool
Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life by George Bridgman

Harley's Browns Eternal Truths for Every Artist

Hawthorne on Painting by Mrs. Charles W. Hawthorne

Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting by Richard Schmid

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

And I am going to add:

John Carlson's Book on Landscape

My Story:
Have a very sweet, kind, thoughtful friend named Rebecca Bridges Rice. We were talking about Loomis' books and how the very ones I wanted the most were out of print. A year went by and then a package arrived from Rebecca. Her Mother had found the books in a used book store. Rebecca paid, wrapped and sent. They are among my prized books, most prized books. This emphasizes how fortunate we are to have met some of the finest people through the arts. Thank you, Rebecca. Thank you Elaine. Am blessed to know and love you. Above is the painting that RBR bought.