A Good Read - Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune follows the remarkable true story of American art patrons W.A., Anna and Huguette Clark. Written not from the perspective of an art historian but by an investigative journalist and by a cousin of the Clark family, the authors offer a neutral and balanced look into the family's finances, politics, drama and neuroses while simultaneously highlighting the impact that the Clarks had on modern American art and architecture as we know it today.
Sara Trucksess is former curatorial and registration assistant employed over the years by The Corcoran Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. With a degree in Art History and French from Harvard University, she now calls Kansas City home with her husband and 3 young sons.
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Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.