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SHE GOT MORE THAN SHE BARGAINED FOR.... Cassie Grant wanted to get back to her roots, but she didn't plan on stepping into the middle of a cattle roundup, in charge of a bunch of surly cowboys. She'd always called the Circle P Ranch in Wyoming home, but the state felt downright small when she shared it with a man named Logan. Logan had never worked for a woman before, but he didn't let it bother him. He knew more about horses-and more about love-than she'd ever dreamed. Now it was just a matter of time before the lessons began. ...
In this final adventure of 16-year-old Samuel "Smiler" Miles, he is joined by a young peregrine falcon. Attempting to elude the police, Smiler travels to the south of Scotland where he meets a fortune teller in a painted tent
Athan Teodarkis knows her type well: women for whom designer dresses and priceless jewelry are paid for only in kind. But he's never been distracted by one-until now. Suspecting his sister's husband of having an affair with the dangerously beautiful Marisa Milburne, Athan determines to put a stop to it.Confident the Teodarkis millions will easily divert this gold digger's attentions, Athan has a simple plan-seduce, then discard. But contrary to what the merciless Athan believes, shy Marisa is no home wrecker, and with her innocence she is powerless to resist his vengeful seduction....
Art expert/gallery owner Alix Thorssen is called upon to assess the charred remains of a friend's local gallery, and is shocked to find the body of artist Ray Thornton among the debris. Though the death is ruled a suicide and the fire an arson, the evidence does not sit right with Alix. Her own investigation--and another murder--make her the prime suspect, leaving her in a race to find a killer with art and death on his mind. From the Publisher Getting ready for the summer crowds that she knows will descend on Jackson Hole, Wyoming - and hoping that they're in the mood to buy some of the fine art available for sale in her gallery on the Square - Alix takes some time to do a little white-water kayaking before settling in for business. Aside from a nasty dumping in the river, everything is as it should be until she gets back to town and discovers the fire that has destroyed her friend Eden's struggling gallery. What's worse is the discovery of the body in the ruins, tentatively identified as that of Ray Tantro. He'd had a brilliant career as an artist and was making a comeback with a show at Eden's gallery. Alix is asked to do an estimate of the value of the paintings for insurance purposes, but Eden may never collect. The fire was clearly arson, and that means Tantro's death is a murder. Picking through the charred remains of the gallery, Alix realizes that something is amiss, but she can't quite put her finger on it. And if a cunning and cold-blooded murderer has his way, Alix not only won't find the answers she's looking for, she won't live to see the beginning of Jackson's ski season.
Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte has earned a distinguished reputation as a master of the literary thriller with his international bestsellers The Club Dumas and The Queen of the South. Now, in this haunting new work, Pérez-Reverte has written his most accomplished novel to date. The Painter of Battles is a captivating tale of love, war, art, and revenge.Andrés Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retired to a life of solitude on the Spanish coast. On the walls of a tower overlooking the sea, he spends his days painting a huge mural that pays homage to history's classic works of war art and that incorporates a lifetime of disturbing images. One night, an unexpected visitor arrives at Faulques' door and challenges the painter to remember him. As Faulques struggles to recall the face, the man explains that he was the subject of an iconic photo taken by Faulques in a war zone years ago. "And why have you come looking for me?" asks Faulques. The stranger answers, "Because I'm going to kill you."This story transports Faulques to the time when he crossed continents to capture conflicts on film with his lover, Olvido, at his side. Until she walked into his life, Faulques muses, he had believed he would survive both war and women.As the tense dialogue between Faulques and his visitor continues, the stakes grow ever higher. What they are grappling with quickly proves to be not just Faulques' fate but the very nature of human love and cruelty itself.Arturo Pérez-Reverte perfectly balances the shadows of the heart with the chaos of war in this stunning composition on morality. Superb and tautly written, The Painter of Battles is a deeply affecting novel about life and art.From the Hardcover edition.
Formally trained at Pennsylvania's York Academy of Arts, Rohm is a professional artist working in oil and pastel who is known for his expressive brushwork and an ability to capture light; his award-winning work has been featured in several books and periodicals. In this beautifully illustrated text, he offers guidelines to incorporating a painterly, poetic quality into one's work using line, edges and masses to suggest and express oneself as an artist. Coverage includes the materials and equipment that contribute to a painterly approach; understanding the difference between a linear approach and a painterly approach to creating artworks; the effective use of composition, value, color, and mood; the painterly process of interpreting and expressing an idea or feeling rather than simply rendering a particular subject; and advanced techniques and considerations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A painter discusses the conventions and revolts, the psychology, techniques, and problems of painting from the Renaissance to the present day. An invaluable aid in the appreciation and understanding of art.
Love to paint? Want to learn? Then let's get started! The adventure begins the moment you pick up a brush. Let Jerry Yarnell show you how to make the most of it! In Painting Adventures - the fifth volume of his popular painting series - you'll learn how to create attractive landscapes with skill and confidence. Drawing upon more than thirty years of painting and teaching experience, Jerry provides you with dozens of exciting new challenges and unexpected surprises, along with seven gorgeous step-by-step projects. You'll learn how to paint night scenes, clouds, people and wildlife, plus realistic fur, feathers and hair. It's all the insight and instruction you need to paint your most exciting landscapes yet!
Although many modelers can master the basic techniques of construction, it is with the painting and finishing of their kits that many begin to struggle. It is this skill that gives the model its distinctive look and feel and separates the good model form the truly great one. This title will present a detailed, step-by-step approach to addressing the difficulties involved in creating realistic, colorful finishes to armor and aviation models using a variety of different media and techniques. The book swill be aimed at both the beginner and the intermediate modeler looking to improve their skills and, through clear text and photography will give a chapter-by chapter guide to the subject. Each stage will deal with a particular element of the painting and finishing process, whether it be creating camouflage schemes or dealing with markings and decals, to build into a comprehensive study of the subject. Relevant tools and materials will be included in sidebars, whilst a Gallery feature will highlight the range of color schemes and finishes available throughout the world of military and aviation modeling.
From skies above to water below, discover the secrets to glorious landscapes! No two elements of the landscape bring the artist greater inspiration--or greater challenge--than sky and water. Get them right and you have magic. Get them wrong and your whole painting is off. In this book, popular pastel artist and teacher Liz Haywood-Sullivan shares her secrets for getting them both right, every time. With her practiced and proven approach, you can experience the joy of painting glowing skies and sparkling water. Inside you'll find: 24 step-by-step demonstrations showing the creation of breathtaking skies and water in pastel. Techniques for painting skies, including the various types of clouds and how light changes depending on the season and time of day. How to depict water in all its forms, from calm, reflective ponds and meandering rivers to whitewater cascades and ocean waves. A clear and simple approach to the puzzling concepts of aerial perspective and the nature of reflections. A primer on materials to help novice artists and newcomers get started in pastel. Beautifully illustrated with stunning landscapes, Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel is a must for artists who have not found the targeted help they seek in other landscape painting books. Use it to make the most of natures' inspiration and pour mood, movement, and poetry into your paintings.
Paint a World of Beautiful Butterflies Delicate, majestic and diverse, the butterfly is an eternal source of inspiration and wonder. Now you can learn to capture the radiant beauty and delicate details of the world's most spectacular butterfly species in glowing oil paintings. Renowned artist and teacher Sherry C. Nelson takes you on a global expedition featuring more than 50 captivating butterflies and blooms for you to paint, study and admire–all in an easy-to-use reference-book format. You can do it! Sherry makes painting butterflies achievable with simple steps, visual examples, and clear instructions. Starting with the basics, you'll learn how to transfer designs, select and mix colors, and create a range of harmonious backgrounds. Next, Sherry guides you from start to finish through 54 step-by-step demonstrations for painting butterflies, moths and flowers of all sizes, shapes and colors. Each butterfly is painted in a vignette featuring flowers and foliage that are part of its native habitat or food source. Sherry also includes crisp reference photos and traceable line drawings that allow you to paint the demos exactly as they are, or you can incorporate them into your own paintings of the natural world. The creative possibilities are up to you. With this guide, you can capture your most beloved butterflies with skill and satisfaction. No net required!
Anyone can be a rock artist! Just paint along with the easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs. You don't need a green thumb to grow these bloomin' beauties - just some ordinary rocks and acrylic paint. Step-by-step instructions (with lots of pictures) make it fun and easy to paint your own rock tulips, daisies, petunias, daffodils and other flowers. They'll brighten any corner of your home, they make great gifts - and they're guaranteed not to wilt!
Paint endearing garden animals with realistic details that glow with life!Sherry C. Nelson shows you easy painting techniques that bring liveliness and personality to a variety of adorable garden animals and your favorite household pets. Through clear, step-by-step demonstrations and full-color reference photos, you'll learn how to paint the distinctive features of each animal and how to achieve realistic-looking fur.Each project is designed in a lovely setting with garden flowers, insects and other natural features. Inside, you'll find ten gorgeous projects, including:Lop-eared Rabbit and PansiesKitten and Baby ChickWhitetail Fawn and ChipmunkPuppy and the GoslingThe techniques demonstrated in each project, along with color charts and supply lists, will help you capture each adorable detail of your favorite garden friends. With Sherry C. Nelson as your guide, you'll find satisfying and successful results!
Hey kids! You can create amazing creatures, incredible toys and wild gifts for your friends and family. All it takes is some paint, a few rocks and your imagination! Decorate your room. Make doorstops or bookends. Or just paint something for fun. Easy-to-follow pictures and instructions show you how to create: Rockasaurus! (Who wouldn't want a dinosaur for a pet?) Stone buildings perfect for creating your very own city Rockburgers and other fun foods--you wouldn't want to eat these, but they sure look tasty Cootie bugs and racecars (Which one is faster? You decide!) Realistic lizards ready to put in your family's garden (gasp!) or the terrarium in your room Flowers that never wilt--and never have to be watered Weird eggs! (Could be aliens, could be dragons--who knows? Hatch them and find out. ) Teddy bears cute enough to cuddle! You'll learn how to draw each design on a rock with a pencil, then paint the details in whatever colors you choose. You can make each project look just like the real thing or wild or wacky. The choice is yours--and so is the fun!
A Master Artist Shares His Straightforward Approach for Capturing the Essence of Nature One measure of a painting's success is the emotion it elicits from its viewer; William Silvers' wildlife scenes make your pulse quicken and your breath catch as you witness some of nature's most miraculous everyday moments. The midnight prowl of a wolf. . . a sea lion diving into choppy surf. . . a pride of elephants at a watering hole in the thick, dusty air. In this book, Silvers shares his secrets for capturing the drama, the atmosphere and the very essence of wildlife. Accessible "whole painting" approach using limited materials and multiple acrylic washes 15 mini-demonstrations illustrate key acrylic techniques and how to use them to best effect 15 complete step-by-step demonstrations feature a stunning range of animals, including golden eagles, swans, wolves, foxes, giraffes, deer, elk, black bears, polar bears, alligators and various big cats Full of rich colors, a gripping sense of life and masterful advice for achieving the same, this book will help intermediate artists and advanced beginners achieve new levels of success and expression.
Infuse your paintings with light and life! Whether you work outdoors or indoors, understanding the effects of light and shadow is key to making your art lifelike and engaging. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all recipe for painting light, this book shows you how to capture the particular ambient qualities of any scene before you, be it a gloriously clear morning, a rainy afternoon, or the joyful dance of sunlight on water. Master pastel artist Maggie Price shares techniques for painting beautiful light, rich shadows and convincing reflections. 10 step-by-step demonstrations tackle a diversity of lighting situations, encompassing various weather conditions and times of day. Five contributing artists explore different styles, approaches and subjects, including landscapes, water scenes and people. Concepts are demonstrated with pastel but are applicable to any medium. An illuminating read for beginning and experienced artists alike, this book will help you engage your viewer by achieving that captivating sense of "being there."
In his senior year of high school, late bloomer Ryan Ward has just begun to feel the magic of baseball - the magic of catching a wicked slider, of throwing a runner out, of training hard and playing hard and pushing his limits. Giving up baseball would be like getting off the most exciting ride of his life. But when one of his teammates clearly pushes the limits too far, Ryan is faced with a heartbreaking dilemma: he must choose between his love for the game and his sense of integrity - two things that, in his mind, baseball should bring together.
Paint Watercolors that Shine! Make the most of watercolor's fresh, vibrant nature through light, color and contrast. In the first few chapters, artist Soon Y. Warren helps you lay the groundwork--everything from choosing and lighting subjects to color theory and perspective. Then, follow along with a thrilling series of step-by-step demonstrations to put your ideas into action for paintings that shine! Learn how color, value, contrast and composition affect the impact of your paintings Discover the plans and techniques you'll need for successful, realistic watercolors Follow 16 demonstrations to create brilliant paintings Paint a variety of subjects, including still life, landscapes, water scenes, flowers, architecture and animals This book is the perfect balance of classic theory and hands-on technique. Engaging and easy-to-follow instruction gives you a solid foundation so you can take your work to the next level as you create dynamic paintings.
Rev. ed. of: Painting watercolor florals that glow. 1993.
Make your first steps in watercolor fun and rewarding! Watercolor's vivid colors and fresh, direct brush strokes make it the most exciting way to paint. "But," you think, "Learning to paint must be hard and frustrating. " Not with Cathy Johnson as your teacher! Here, she makes learning to paint in watercolor fun#151;even easy! With Painting Watercolors, you'll learn to paint by picking up a brush and painting#151;not by reading about a bunch of confusing theories. Cathy tells you everything you need to begin#151;including: Which tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start When, what, even where to paint Explanations of watercolor terms (such as "washes" and "puddles") Easy and useful painting tricks#151;such as glazing and drybrush. Exercises help you loosen up and learn the ins and outs of putting paint on paper. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to paint water, believable skies, a variety of trees in different seasons and other popular elements. Plus, a dozen demonstrations show you how paintings come together, from initial sketch to final brushstrokes. With Cathy's help, you can start painting right away!
Painting Wildlife Step by Step: Learn from 50 Demonstrations How to Capture Realistic Textures in Watercolor, Oil and Acrylicby Rod Lawrence
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations (in acrylic, watercolor and oil) show you how to create dozens of specific wildlife textures, including fur, feathers, scales, eyes, ears, bills and muzzles, tails and feet, antlers and horns, and white and black subjects. Throughout, you'll benefit from Rod Lawrence's years of wildlife painting experience. He'll help you notice, for example, the way hair and feather textures change on different parts of an animal's body, through the seasons, even according to the age of the animal. Use your heightened awareness, along with the easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations inside, to create more realistic, more sensitive wildlife paintings.
Light Art Performance Photography (LAPP) is a unique form of art that was invented and developed by the authors of this book. It is one of the first forms of art using light as the medium to gain widespread attention. Unlike other types of light painting, LAPP does not just involve illuminating existing objects; it also requires the photographer to create and capture new subjects constructed entirely of light. LAPP pieces are usually shot at night using long exposure times to capture complex sequences of precisely choreographed movements. Real-world surroundings are combined with transient, light-based elements to produce spectacular effects. The defining characteristic of LAPP is the harmony between the background and the harsh light often used to produce the individual image elements. The symbiosis between photographer and performer gives each work a degree of reproducibility that is essential if it is to be accurately restaged at a later time. The first part of this book describes the evolution of LAPP as told by its originators, while the middle section goes on to present a gallery of spectacular, large format LAPP images. The final section offers some basic steps and tips to give you a starting point for creating your own LAPP artworks.
Provide tips and techniques on how to paint with pastels.
Come enjoy the art of pastel painting with beloved workshop instructor Maggie Price. In this step-by-step guide, she teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this accessible art form. From selecting the right materials to learning the fundamentals of composition, Maggie starts with the basics and progresses to 21 complete pastel demonstrations that detail specific painting techniques and effects. You'll learn how to: Create depth and movement with color Paint using a range of strokes Blend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and more Underpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadows Mix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effects Create new compositions from photographs In addition to step-by-step guidance, you'll be inspired by the work of ten nationally renowned pastel artists. Their contributions to this book illustrate the limitless possibilities of pastel painting and offer additional insight for working with this versatile medium. Maggie also includes dozens of helpful sidebars to help you save time, avoid mistakes and work more efficiently. With its blend of visual instruction, thorough guidance and breathtaking artwork, this is the only guide you need to experience the joy and satisfaction of painting with pastels.
Meet Jake who lives in a neighborhood controlled by street violence and fear. He meets a sculptor across the street, and his eyes are opened to another world. Or Jojo,who's closer to her three dogs than to her foster family. When Jojo tries to help another girl who needs a friend, the dogs know what to do. Or Jamie, Erik, and Grandpa, who make up an unusual family.From the Hardcover edition.
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