A couple of new art books arrived for me on Sunday thanks to my lovely husband who is keen to indulge my new found hobby. We saw them in a book shop in Oxford on Saturday and he ordered them for me from Amazon to arrive the following day.
They both look like they will be really helpful/.
This book has idea, tips and techniques from four different artists and looks great - I have spent one evening looking through it and hope for some more time to spend reading it.
This one has a series of exercises in it which is great. I am looking forward to working though this book. I have already learnt a bit about perspective which I think will help a lot.
I tried a few this afternoon.
I then painted a small postcard size painting from one of the ideas in the book. There is actually a template for this, but as this was much smaller I sketched it myself.
Lastly I thought I would try my hand at some painting 'plein air' on Sunday while at Wrest Park
This is the result.