Friday, August 10, 2012
From the Bookshelf
A lovely book filled with beautiful sketches of the great outdoors, animals, birds, and butterflies. The artist has had a life long love of recording her daily scenes in her journal and shares this enthusiastically with the reader. Chapter headings include "On the Road", "In the Garden", "About the Neighborhood", and the all important "Materials" and "Starting a Journal". There are even step by step instruction for creating your own sketchbooks. Ms. O'Toole has put together a volume with equal portions of delightful eye candy and stellar techniques. I return to this book every now and then to give my sketching a shot in the arm. A wonderful addition to your bookshelf.