Drawing and Painting the Seashore

Drawing and Painting the Seashore

Drawing and Painting the Seashore is the perfect guide for nature lovers who want to draw and paint with watercolours. It begins with a brief history of seaside scenes in art, a guide to the materials required and the basics of drawing. This is followed by step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to draw plants, seashells, marine birds, fish, and a range of classic seaside landscapes, from sand dunes to shingles. The author explains how to master tricky elements such as reflections on the water or the mother-of-pearl in a seashell with clear, labelled diagrams and plenty of hints and tips. Beautifully illustrated, this book will delight any artist who loves the seaside.

The Passions of Vincent van Gogh

The Passions of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh’s life was driven by passions, from the religious to the romantic. These passions illuminated his work as an artist, but also led to his many disappointments in life. Whether attempting to be a missionary, falling in love with his cousin, sheltering a prostitute and her children, proposing to his neighbor’s spinster daughter or establishing an art colony with Paul Gauguin failure haunted him. Although his uniquely vibrant colors and dramatic brushstrokes redefined impressionist painting, success eluded him. Only after his tragic death was his artwork finally recognized for its intensity, appeal, and enduring impact.

At the Seashore

At the Seashore

Provides instructions for drawing a variety of marine animals and objects found at the seashore.

Storybook Art

Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators

Storybook Art

"Storybook Art" is the long awaited literacy connection to art with 100 easy art activities inspired by 100 great picture book illustrators and their award-winning books -- both favorite classics and classics to be. Each activity has a personal quote by the illustrator, a child-sketched portrait, clear line art, and easy to follow materials and open-ended steps that value individual expression. The book is loaded with children's original art, a special resource chapter with awards and website links, birthday list of illustrators, and a unique chart of contents. No expertise is needed. Everyday materials like crayons, glue, scissors, and paint will allow young illustrators to blossom while learning to love readin with a new awareness or art, illustration and technique.

East to the Sea

East to the Sea

Imagine being crammed into the backseat of the family car, pyjamas already on, staking out space amidst sisters, knapsacks, blankets and pillows. Excitement is in the air as everyone gets ready to start the long drive though the dark starry night. Sound like a familiar start to a summer vacation? Join a young girl and her family on a nostalgic journey to her grandparents' summer cottage on the East Coast, where afternoons at the beach and bonfires at dusk become magical, extraordinary events when viewed through the eyes of a child. Heidi Stoddart is an elementary school teacher living in Rothesay, New Brunswick.

Master drawings and watercolors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries an exhibition organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and the American Federation of Arts

Master drawings and watercolors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries an exhibition organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and the American Federation of Arts


Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815–1840

Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815–1840

Among the myriad of changes that took place in Great Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century, many of particular significance to the historian of science and to the social historian are discernible in that small segment of British society drawn together by a shared interest in natural phenomena and with sufficient leisure or opportunity to investigate and ponder them. This group, which never numbered more than a mere handful in comparison to the whole population, may rightly be characterized as 'scientific'. They and their successors came to occupy an increasingly important place in the intellectual, educational, and developing economic life of the nation. Well before the arrival of mid-century, natural philosophers and inventors were generally hailed as a source of national pride and of national prestige. Scientific society is a feature of nineteenth-century British life, the best being found in London, in the universities, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and in a few scattered provincial centres.

God's Horse and The Atheists' School

God's Horse and The Atheists' School

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE God’s Horse (1996) and The Atheists’ School (1999), Wilhelm Dichter’s novelistic memoirs, are both striking for their spare, precise prose and for the fullness with which they inhabit the perspectives of, respectively, a young boy trying to survive the Holocaust in hiding and an adolescent in the turbulent world of post-war Poland. The books openly address a rarely documented phenomenon – a Jew who, having escaped death in Nazi-occupied Poland, ascends into the upper echelons of Polish society as a committed Communist. After the war, the narrator becomes the stepson of a rising star in the petroleum ministry. He tries to gain acceptance by becoming a propagandist, but he can’t help wondering if those who constantly warn of a renewal of Jewish persecution may be right.