Please check out the library while at the Guild. There are books available for nearly every medium and skill level. If you have books you would like to donate--Please do!. If you have used one you thought especially helpful, let me know and I will pass along that information.
New books for the library donated by
Friend of the Nampa Art Guild, Keith Mackey. Thanks, Keith!
"Painting Children in Oil" by Marcos Blahove and Joe Singer
Some black and white, and some color, and all very nicely done in oils.
"Oil Painting Secrets from a Master" Linda Cateura/David A. Leffel
If you paint Still life or Portraits, you would enjoy this book.
"Learning to See and Draw" by Gaspare de Fiore
Advice about many artistic media, and enjoyable to read.
"Revealing Illustrations" By James McMullan
Colorful ways to illustrate magazines, posters, your art.
"Art & Illustration Techniques" by Harry Borgman
Covers a range of idea. Black and White pictures.
"Graphic Illustration" by Marta Thoma
Mostly black and white. Lots of info.
"Rendering in Pencil" by Arthur L. Guptil
By a well-known artist. Lots of good examples.
We have some new books for the library at NAG so here is a brief review From the NAG Library:
New books have been donated to our Library by Arlene Keller Cook.
Thank you, Arlene. Three of them are on Oil Painting techniques.
1. "How to Paint in Oils", Editor Stan Smith.
Nice demos of brightly colored, simplified compositions.
2. "Painting in Oils", Battershill, Bayly, Frost, Gilman.
Four artists share their methods for Landscapes, portraits, flowers, boats and harbours.
3. "Better Oil Paintings" Tom Browning
Lovely romantic paintings with excellent lessons on composition, light, values.
We have received from Marilyn Lees the following four videos:
Drawing in Pencil, with Charcoal, with Pastels, and on Methods.
These are all by Gail Price and look very informative.
Thank you, Marilyn.