Down by the Sea with Brush and Pen

Draw and Paint Beautiful Coastal Scenes

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781600611636

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Capture the Magic of the Sea with Claudia Nice Nobody captures the misty splashes and weathered details of seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this step-by-step guide, Claudia shares her special approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen and ink, acrylics and gouache. Claudia starts with the basics, so you can advance at your own pace as you follow along through more than 60 step-by-step demonstrations ranging from short mini demos to full-scale paintings. Take a look inside to see how simple and inspiring Claudia's instruction can be. Each chapter focuses on a different element of coastal scenery, including crashing waves against rocky bluffs, wide sandy beaches and gently rolling surf, colorful boats and harbors, luminous ocean sunsets, and warm tropical scenes with kids and dogs at play. You'll find complete instructions for mixing the colors of active and still water, as well as creating the textures of sand and rock. Claudia also features her own reference photos and field studies to show you how to build solid compositions from a variety of sources. Dozens of quick tips teach you the details that add drama and realism to your seascapes, and 30 complete paintings will inspire you to create your own beautiful coastal scenes. With Claudia Nice, learning to paint lively seascapes is like spending a day at the beach!

Painting Nature in Pen and Ink with Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A renowned artist shares her special techniques for capturing nature's boundless beauty in this new book that offers step-by-step instructions for painting a range of subjects. 116 illustrations, 100 in color.

Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581802511

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Expand your artistic horizons with watercolor! Watercolor is a fun, challenging medium that captures the magic of light and color. Now world-renowned artist and instructor Claudia Nice helps you get started in watercolor today. In Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice, you'll start with the very basics, learning new techniques as you paint. Detailed instructions and step-by-step artwork show you how to: Explore the amazing variety of effects you can get by painting watercolors on dry, damp or wet paper Mix paint and water to create a variety of soft, beautiful washes Use fun and easy techniques such as spatter, sponging and stamping to bring a lively new look to your work Blend colors on your palette to capture the precise shade you're seeking Use your brushes, papers and paints to produce wonderful textural effects Throughout, you'll find helpful troubleshooting tips, practical exercises, and Claudia's encouraging advice - all so you, too, can become a watercolor pro.

Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440305375

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring. With her inspiring artistic style and in-depth visual instruction, Claudia starts with the basics, showing you how to break down reference photos and open-air vistas into simple shapes, colors and textures. Follow along as she skillfully guides you through every step of creating vibrant compositions anchored by glorious trees and foliage, including: Drawing and sketching techniques for mapping out successful compositions A variety of basic tree shapes you can reference and copy; featuring more than 40 conifers, hardwoods and deciduous trees Proven color mixes for painting an array of vibrant hues—from the many different greens of foliage to the soft pastels of spring blossoms—using watercolor, oil, acrylics or mixed media Step-by-step instructions on drawing and painting important details, such as the weathered textures of bark, the sculptural shapes of bare branches in winter, aged mossy trunks and more Techniques for working smart in any medium, such as using simple watercolor washes for distant foliage, adding details with pen & ink, and "knife painting" in oils for interesting dimensional effects Whether your goal is to make accurate field sketches for your journal, paint what you see on your travels through the countryside, or just capture familiar views of your own back yard, Claudia makes the process fun, easy and satisfying. Like a walk in the woods, with every step you'll relax, enjoy and learn something new.

Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440318351

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Achieve exciting effects with minimal effort and maximum "wow!" Pen and ink adds a whole new dimension to the loose, lovely look of watercolor. In this book, popular artists and bestselling author Claudia Nice shows you how to combine the best of both mediums, using pen and ink to turn up the texture and resonance in your paintings. Using straightforward techniques like bruising, spatter, stippling and pen blending, you'll discover an easy, expressive approach to painting. Learn how to add age to a quaint cottage. Invite viewers down a country lane. Evoke and owl's mottled feathers, the shine of fine china, the neon lights of the city, and more. Explores a multitude of favorite subjects, including country scenes, cityscapes, wildlife, skies, water and still life. Features expert advice on how and when to add pen-and-ink enhancements. Contains dozens of demonstrations and annotated paintings for fast, fun learning. Filled with the charm and passion of an artist's personal sketchbook, Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor will inspire you to turn your everyday surroundings into fresh, heartfelt art.

Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440318566

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Capture the Rich Textures of Nature, Step by StepCapture nature's beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes. Chapters include: Creative clouds and skies Majestic mountains, hills and mesas Texturing trees, trunks and foliage Rugged rocks and gritty gravel Transparent textures for rivers, falls and lakes Flowers of the field In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you'll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia's methods work - from start to finish.

Sea and Sky in Watercolour

Author: Arnold Lowrey

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9780855329204

Category: Art

Page: 48

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The sea reflects light and it is affected by weather. Skies change constantly from one minute to the next. Arnold Lowrey explores both subjects with enthusiasm and energy, showing how wonderful effects can be achieved with a range of watercolor techniques. Practical step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to build up a painting, and inspirational paintings shows how the techniques can be adapted to create new pictures.

Painting Country Gardens in Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9781581801422

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A guide to creating country garden art reviews basic watercolor techniques including glazing and texturing as well as basic pen-and-ink techniques for producing a variety of line textures, in a volume complemented by demonstrations on how to add country scene details.

Painting Weathered Buildings in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581804324

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Capture the beauty and charm of wonderful weathered buildings! Paint may fade and iron may rust, but the character of buildings strengthens with age. Join Claudia Nice as she shows you how to portray the mellow hues, weathered wood, cracked windowpanes and other imperfections that make old buildings perfectly wonderful subjects to paint. Using the exciting combination of pen, ink and watercolor, Claudia will help you discover the joy of painting barns, farmhouses, painted ladies, southern mansions and other beautiful, classic buildings. Like a treasured artist's journal, this book is filled with art, inspiration and handwritten notes, along with Claudia's friendly, step-by-step instruction.

The Complete Guide To Painting Water

Author: Bert N Petri

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581809688

Category: Art

Page: 144

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From Puddles to Oceans ... every painter's guide to capturing the magic of water! Years of studying, painting and sailing on water have given Bert Petri an intimate understanding of this celebrated subject. In this book, he shares everything you need to know to paint enchanting yet realistic water scenes - from tranquil reflections to tumultuous white water, from a single dewdrop to the high drama of the open sea. 24 step-by-step demonstrations cover a wide variety of seasons and settings, including ponds, puddles, streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls, even fountains and water in still life. Includes instruction on how to paint elements common to waterscapes, such as rocks, shorelines, bridges and boats. Features instruction and inspiring artwork in oils, acrylics and watercolor. This book teaches techniques for painting based on the nature of water itself (how it reflects and refracts light, how it moves, how waves are born and more), making it a comprehensive and valuable reference for artists working in any style or medium.

Watercolor

Seascapes

Author: Frank Germain

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781560100669

Category: Art

Page: 32

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You can learn to paint the ocean in all of its moods—from serene lapping waves to mighty storm swells! Frank Germain invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to re-create a variety of intriguing seascapes in watercolor. In Seascapes, he explains a number of basic watercolor techniques as well as methods for creating special effects as he demonstrates his own method of developing a painting, step by step. You will learn how to paint essential seascape elements, such as skies, rocks, sand, and even sea birds. And additional tips that explore watercolor painting materials and color theory will help you use the watercolor medium to its fullest potential. Best of all, you will find a wealth of beautiful watercolor seascapes to both copy and admire!

Painting Watercolour Sea & Sky the Easy Way

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844489503

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Describes watercolor painting techniques and discusses the use of color, light, and aerial perspective in watercolor painting of the sea and sky.

Memories

From Moscow to the Black Sea

Author: Teffi

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590179528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political currents churning around her, many of which have now resurfaced. In 1918, in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Teffi, whose stories and journalism had made her a celebrity in Moscow, was invited to read from her work in Ukraine. She accepted the invitation eagerly, though she had every intention of returning home. As it happened, her trip ended four years later in Paris, where she would spend the rest of her life in exile. None of this was foreseeable when she arrived in German-occupied Kiev to discover a hotbed of artistic energy and experimentation. When Kiev fell several months later to Ukrainian nationalists, Teffi fled south to Odessa, then on to the port of Novorossiysk, from which she embarked at last for Constantinople. Danger and death threaten throughout Memories, even as the book displays the brilliant style, keen eye, comic gift, and deep feeling that have made Teffi one of the most beloved of twentieth-century Russian writers.

A Rocky Mountain Sketchbook

A Step-By-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting and Drawing in the Mountain Landscape

Author: Donna Jo Massie

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781771601566

Category: Art

Page: 112

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"An illustrated guide and travelogue detailing watercolour painting and drawing techniques specific to stunning natural environments found along the North American Rocky Mountain Range from New Mexico to Alaska. Over the past 15 years, and since the publication of her first book, A Rocky Mountain Sketchbook, well-known art instructor Donna Jo Massie has been developing her creative experiences in outdoor landscapes by travelling and painting in famously stunning locations in American mountain parks, from a monastery in the Chama Wilderness in northern New Mexico to the Alaska Marine Ferry on the Inside Passage. Throughout this fun and practical book, the reader is presented with illustrated pages from Donna Jo's own sketchbooks, featuring step-by-step instructions; notes on watercolour palette selection and important techniques; pages devoted to clouds, rocks, trees, water and colour schemes; a map with locations where the sketches were painted; location information that includes websites should you feel inspired to visit and paint these same landscapes; a supplies and tools page; and separate sketching pages, because, let's face it, you can't have too many sketchbooks!"--

On Chesil Beach

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307371218

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, the earnest young history student she met by chance and who unexpectedly wooed her and won her heart. Edward grew up in the country on the outskirts of Oxford where his father, the headmaster of the local school, struggled to keep the household together and his mother, brain-damaged from an accident, drifted in a world of her own. Edward’ s native intelligence, coupled with a longing to experience the excitement and intellectual fervour of the city, had taken him to University College in London. Falling in love with the accomplished, shy and sensitive Florence--and having his affections returned with equal intensity--has utterly changed his life. Their marriage, they believe, will bring them happiness, the confidence and the freedom to fulfill their true destinies. The glowing promise of the future, however, cannot totally mask their worries about the wedding night. Edward, who has had little experience with women, frets about his sexual prowess. Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by conflicting emotions and a fear of the moment she will surrender herself. From the precise and intimate depiction of two young lovers eager to rise above the hurts and confusion of the past, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is an extraordinary novel that brilliantly, movingly shows us how the entire course of a life can be changed--by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author: Scott O'Dell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395536803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 184

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Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Watercolour Techniques with Pen & Ink

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780713479508

Category: Pen drawing

Page: 136

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A guide for amateur painters to using pen and ink watercolour techniques to produce detailed, textured results. Materials are examined, from technical pens to liquid acrylics, and different techniques are shown, such as blotting and spattering, together with various mixtures for special effects.

Painting Your Favorite Animals in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440311703

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Paint lively and lovable animals of all kinds! Capture all the natural charm and personality of your favorite animals. Bestselling author and beloved teacher Claudia Nice makes it fun. With step-by-step guidance, Claudia shows you just how easy it is to paint a menagerie of lively creatures in her trademark pen, ink and watercolor technique. Follow along and see for yourself. Whether you are a beginner attempting to paint your first animal subject, or a more experienced artist looking to broaden your skills, you'll find this book to be both entertaining and instructive. It features: 14 complete step-by-step demonstrations A range of delightful animal subjects, including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, bunnies, birds, and more 60+ mini demos and quick studies that focus on getting the details right, such as fur, feathers, feet, facial expressions and backgrounds Techniques for painting from photos, sketches and memories Key tips for working with ink and watercolors successfully Claudia starts by simplifying the animal subject into basic shapes and diagrams. She then shows you how to refine these shapes into drawings. From there, you'll gently add color in simple washes and finish the details with pen and ink. Discover the versatility and satisfaction of painting with pen, ink and watercolor, and watch your favorite animals spring to life with a charm and detail you've never captured before.

The Wicked Deep

Author: Shea Ernshaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481497340

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Three sisters, drowned as witches in Sparrow, Oregon, in the 1800s, return each summer for revenge but Penny, seventeen, is determined to stop them to save the boy she loves.

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today