Friday, August 03, 2007

Heaven

After sixteen days wait, my copy of Shirley Trevena's Vibrant Watercolours has finally arrived! It was worth the wait. Thanks to both Vivien Blackburn and Katherine Tyrrell who recommended the book. Now I'm in a state of bliss, doing the exercises and discovering just how Shirley Trevena achieves such wonderful colour.

While I'm in the mood to give free plugs, our friends, Grant and Julia, are selling their newly renovated Tuscan villa just outside Cortona. After a long stay in Italy they are heading back to Australia. 'I can't imagine why!' mutters HWEM.

9 comments:

Dermott said...

Pfffffft. My idea of heaven is a brisket bone.

Joan said...

I'll have to check out her book. I'm looking forward to seeing what you paint in the exercises. I can't imagine having a Tuscan villa and then moving anywhere. If that isn't paradise, what is???

Robin Neudorfer said...

It looks like a lovely book. Color can be so therapeutic. So could that Tuscan villa, what beautiful country. Now we will see color splashed all over your landscapes.

Jana Bouc said...

Visiting your blog tonight has been a treat though as a fellow art book/supply/gadget junkie I see it's also going to be costly...a new book, and gadget and color charts to experiment with. Your paintings are wonderful too!

Anonymous said...

should Dermott be eating brisket bones ..... aren't they too salty?

Dermott said...

Too salty? Pffft. Love salt. All I want for Christmas is Lot's Wife and a salt grinder.

Robyn said...

Joan & Robin - I can suck you in with a Tuscan villa any day can't I ;)

Jana - Katherine Tyrrell does it to me all the time. I swear she is the cause of every art book I buy!

caseytoussaint said...

OOh - I just can't wait to see what you do after finishing this book!

Robyn said...

Casey - Sorry I missed your comment. I don't think I'll ever finish the book, I keep going back to the beginning and starting again. It's lovely.

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