All The Books

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    Pamela Smith
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    @pamela-smith

    I buy art books,look at them thoroughly,don’t ever try the exercises but put some of it to use and always have them to refer to…Sometimes I buy a book just to look at in disbelief,like The Eye and the Heart watercolors by John Stuart Ingle.Amazing work…

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    Mary Roff
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    @mary-roff

    Love Jean Haines Atmospheric Watercolors.  Watched her paint in a free demo when she was here for a workshop last year…her painting style is amazing!  She makes it look so easy.

    #127574
    Mary Roff
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    @mary-roff

     

    I do the same thing, Pamela.  Just ordered a watercolor book for a friend for Christmas…and have to admit, ordered a copy for myself too.

    #127599
    Kate Powell
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    @kate-powell

    I have yet to share the watercolor books I like (I will, tough month) but I thought to share these.  If you want to understand buildings and cities better, I recommend these, and the used books are just fine (nothing that will effect you has been added):

    If you want a couple of good books to help you understand what you are seeing (or what architects SHOULD see when they look because of their background), I recommend Frank Ching‘s books (BTW, also an urban sketcher out of Seattle.) To understand building construction (and while there is a house on the cover he discusses many building ideas): Building Construction Illustrated.  https://www.amazon.com/Building-Construction-Illustrated-Francis-Ching/dp/0471288853/ref=la_B001H6NK1W_1_18?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512489906&sr=1-18&refinements=p_82%3AB001H6NK1W

    To understand what you are seeing in plazas, streets, the cities, universities, what you are walking through and effected by: Architecture: Form, Space and Order. https://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Space-Francis-D-K-Ching/dp/0471286168/ref=la_B001H6NK1W_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512489906&sr=1-16&refinements=p_82%3AB001H6NK1W

    For a wonderful illustrator of the built life, and something you can share with your kids and grand-kids, look at David MacAuley‘s books. Great style, will teach while entertaining you, good examples of linework, worth having one in your library. I recommend the older version which are NOT colored — the black and white drawings are so charming!!  City; Mill; Underground; Castle.   https://www.amazon.com/David-MacAulay/e/B000AP72G0

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    Sharon Nolfi
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    @sharonnolfi

    Thanks, Kate for these suggestions. I like to sketch architecture and would like to study it more. I’ve taken Stephanie Bower’s classes on Craftsy and also Liz Steele’s Buildings course.

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    Dwayne Antonio Richardson
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    @dwayne-a

    What do you ladies and gents suggest for the first watercolor instructional book? I believe it will bring structure to the random learning on Youtube.

    #146731
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    Dwayne, Gordon MacKenzie’s ‘Keep Painting‘ is a good basic book with a lovely balance of instruction and exercises.

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