Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with acrylic
by Mark Mehaffey
This guidebook takes you from the basics of supplies needed to the unique challenges of painting on location such as slowing the drying time of your paints for blending and acrylics vs. oil paints.
It is a painting course with step by step projects with a focus on finding your own voice or style.
i received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars
Rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from The Eric Carle Museum
by Shannon Merenstein
I remember reading Eric Carle’s books to my children when they were young and coming back to them time and again. That along with my love of creativity and art is what drew me to this book.
I was not disappointed! Filled with fantastic projects and other ideas to try, this is a wonderful book for parents and teachers. I would especially recommend it to homeschooling families.
May you find joy among the pages…and create your own!
I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects for creating nature-inspired art
by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong
I found this inspirational, with instructions on how to press flowers and make art from found natural objects such as stones, leaves, shells, wood, and feathers. It’s not project heavy, allowing you to bring your own creativity.
The background watercolor illustrations were even prettier than the main content, but this may have been the cause of difficult load in Adobe Reader. I would recommend buying the print version rather than electronic.
I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars.