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Recommended Books by Ian Thomas

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Artists Way
The Artist's Way is an empowering book for inspiring and working artists. With the basic principle that creative expression is a natural direction of life, Julia Cameron leads you through a comprehensive  12 week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces
Publisher   G.P. Putnam's Sons            author......    Julia Cameron
                 200 Madison Ave
                 New York,NY

Light and Shadow

The basic concept is simple: Look past surface detail to see your subject enlarge, unified shapes of light and shade. In these pages, skip Lawrence teaches you to use this new way of seeing to design the shapes into powerful statements- while conveying a convincing sense of light and time of day in you painting.             
Publisher   North Light Books               Author       William B. Lawrence
                 1507 Dana Ave
                  Cincinnati Ohio

Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Water Color

Claudia Nice shows you how to turn ink and water colors into the course-barked trunk of an oak, or the burnished smoothness of brass, or the verdant velvet of moss. Or any of many other things. She shows you how to use dots, fine lines, brush strokes, black and white, color-a mixture of mediums and techniques-to suggest: glass, cast iron, adobe and brick, sunrise and sunset, drift wood, leaf textures etc.

North Light Books                 Author        Claudia Nice
                1507 Dana Ave
                Cincinnati Ohio