Sunday, April 4, 2010
Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Secret Sunday was the first project and the links to all the secrets can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The Book Guild is the second project and Chapter 2 starts right now!
All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite art books. The Book Guild will present this list, along with links, book reviews, giveaways, and interviews with many of your favorite authors. And as members of The Guild, I am hoping YOU will participate by leaving comments related to the books in each post - for example thoughts, book reviews, personal experiences, or a link back to your own blog posts that include artwork based on a project in the listed book.
Chapter 2: Mixed-Up
Kim Palmer says that for techniques,Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists by Ann Baldwin "is just brilliant."
Mixed Media Explorations by Beryl Taylor was a "threepeat" in the survey. Beryl's book was favorited by Tracie Huskamp, Marilyn Gallas, and Christy Sobolewski. Marilyn added "I would love the be the seamstress that she is. Alas I have trouble threading the needle!! Her art is incredible - so many minute details. I just drool every time I look at this book!!" And Christy desribed this book as "My all time favorite and has been for two years running. I love Beryl’s style (although far from my own) and this book is like eye candy."
Jo Archer picked Mixed Media Mosaics by Laurie Mika as her favorite.
Mixed Emulsions by Angela Cartwright was listed by Becky New as her current favorite.
Marion Bockelmann favorited Mixed Media Self Portraits by Cate Coulacos Prato.
Leslie Marsh had this to say about Mixed Media Nature Journals by L.K. Ludwig: "I collect art books, and I gather inspiration from all of them, but the one I return to over and over is Mixed Media Nature Journals. I am influenced by nature’s details, and L.K.’s techniques enable me to translate those into art."
As her favorite, Gail Pierce chose Textile Translations: Mixed Media by Maggie Grey.