Sunday, January 24, 2016

3rd Avenue House - Little Falls, NJ

Completed painting

Oil on linen

14" x 16"


Modern Printmaking

Tremendous resource for every type of art printing.  Book is very detailed about technique and illustrated with many examples of each kind of printmaking described.  The photographs are picture perfect as you would hope in a book about printing and reproductions.  Detailed examples and step by step guides are included so the reader can try their hand at printmaking.  One of the best books on this subject that I have ever read.

I received this book in return for this review.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tile Makes The Room - Book Review

A wonderful look into the world of Heath Ceramics.  The book starts off with a brief history of the companies old Sausalito factory with many interesting photographs of it, printed on large matte paper.
Following this is a small section about the authors' home and the new factory.

The bulk of the rest of the book is focused on various spaces including private homes, hotels and restaurants which all feature beautiful tile work.  Once again, the photos are what really make this section special.  The way the tile is integrated into the design of each space is truly a work of art in each case.

The next section is about the technical aspects of making tile.  Very informative and sheds light on a process that I was totally unaware of.  I would consider this process an art form on the level of pottery making.

I fully enjoyed this wonderful book and will never look at tile the same way again.

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for this review.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

West Englewood Avenue House - Teaneck, NJ

Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

12' x 16"


Second image - "Steven's Mustang" - Wyckoff, NJ

Oil on linen

10" x 14"

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