Monday, February 16, 2015
The Painting Workbook by Alena Hennessy (Lark Publishing)
I must admit, I kidnapped this book very quickly as soon as it arrived for review. Every evening once Charlotte is safely tucked up in bed, I sit down after a hard day's work and start to paint. Admittedly my canvas is a screen and my paint palette is digital, but I'm always on the look-out for new inspiration.
Alena Hennessy's fantastic "The Painting Workbook" offers just that - some brilliant inspiration, along with fantastic tips and tricks to help you get the most from painting. From buying the right tools and materials (without spending an absolute fortune - unless you really want to, of course!) to setting up your first canvas or scoping out your first piece of art.
The book is divided into different sections for various media including watercolours, oil paint, gouache and acrylics - and also works as an amazing showcase for Alena's artwork too.
The best piece of advice is to get stuck in - there are tons of ideas here so if you find yourself staring at a blank page, pick up Alena's book and enter a whole new world of artistic expression
Charlotte's best bit: Beautiful bird paintings and lovely watercolour work
Daddy's Favourite bit: Brilliant and inspirational stuff whether you're a beginner or an expert
(Kindly sent to us for review by Lark Publishing)