Seascapes & Sunsets

Discover techniques for creating ocean scenes and dramatic skies in watercolor

Author: Thomas Needham

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600582523

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 2370


This newest Watercolor Made Easy title combines the drama of beautiful sunsets with the splendor of oceanscapes, making a perfect guide for any aspiring landscape artist. Accomplished watercolorist Thomas Needham begins with basic watercolor techniques and tips specific to rendering seascapes and sunsets, such as preserving the white of the paper, painting soft blends, and creating realistic reflections. Then he offers step-by-step projects that guide artists from initial sketches to impressive, colorful works of art.

Substance of Abuse

Author: Mark Berman

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477267441

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 8204


What if the U.S. Congress considered legalizing drugs? A prominent surgeon, DR. TONY RYAN, finds himself at the helm of the country's first experimental drug distribution program, which has been set up in Santa Barbara. Two months into its uneventful operation, Ryan returns from a brief holiday to find not only the program suddenly on the brink of disaster, but himself perilously pitched into a high-stakes life-threatening attack. On one hand, Substance of Abuse is a "Crichtonesque beach-reader" novel -- an intriguing adventure from Santa Barbara to Rome. And, on the other hand, it has an original high-concept premise whose highly charged controversial nature will surely leave the reader much to think about long after the last page is turned.

The House Between Tides

Author: Sarah Maine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473683157

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5123


A WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH PICK! ******* 'Scotland's Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for this impressive debut...a beautifully crafted novel.' - Publishers Weekly A captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its century-old secret and an enduring mystery. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Tracy Rees. Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland - now in ruins. As Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years. With only whispered rumours circulating among the local villagers and a handful of leads to guide her, Hetty finds the power of the past is still affecting her present in startling ways.

The Man in the Needlecord Jacket

Author: Linda MacDonald

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785898272

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5615


The Man in the Needlecord Jacket is thought-provoking relationship fiction written from the perspectives of two women who are involved with one man. The reader is in the privileged position of knowing what’s going on for both of the women, while each of them is being kept in the dark about a very important issue.

Keeper of the Light

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781459204225

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1793


Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is—Annie O'Neill. The woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with. When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind three other victims. Alec O'Neill, who thought he had the perfect marriage. Paul, whose fixation on Annie is unshakable. And Olivia, who is desperate to understand the woman who destroyed her marriage. Now they are left with unanswered questions about who Annie really was. And about the secrets she kept hidden so well.

Marie Antoinette

Author: Antonia Fraser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857940

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 6105


'Drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it's all here ... Fascinating' GUARDIAN 'Beautifully paced, impeccably written ... Don't miss it' INDEPENDENT 'Fraser is at her best here, lucid, authoritative and compassionate' SUNDAY TIMES 'Superbly researched ... the definitive work on the ill-fated queen' CATHOLIC HERALD Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine méchante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny. Antonia Fraser examines her influence over the king, Louis XVI, the accusations and sexual slurs made against her, her patronage of the arts which enhanced French cultural life, her imprisonment, the death threats made against her, rumours of lesbian affairs, her trial (during which her young son was forced to testify to sexual abuse by his mother) and her eventual execution by guillotine in 1793.


A Practical Magazine for Photographers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 7539


American Painting

Author: Francesca Castria Marchetti

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823003310

Category: Art

Page: 301

View: 470


- A comprehensive survey of American painting, from colonial times to the present day- Features 400 dazzling color illustrations of American master-pieces, many of them full-page reproductions- Knowledgeable, insightful text from experts in the field

Hidden Florida

Author: Ann Boese,Stacy Ritz

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569752234

Category: Florida

Page: 567

View: 2590


Where vacations become adventures! The Hidden series combines descriptive reviews of little-known sights, small inns, and local restaurants with outdoor adventures and "hidden" locales to provide travelers alternatives to ordinary vacations. The goal of each title is to offer the traveler an authentic experience of local culture.

Victor Pasmore

writings and interviews

Author: Victor Pasmore,Alastair Ian Grieve

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 3457


Offbeat friends

Author: Elfie Donnelly

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 9780517546178

Category: People with mental disabilities

Page: 119

View: 3713


A Viennese grade-schooler catches her parents off-guard when she smuggles an elderly mental patient whom she met in the park into their home.

Picture Sources UK

Author: Rosemary Eakins,Elizabeth Loving

Publisher: Little Brown and Company (UK)


Category: Libraries

Page: 474

View: 1629