A Good Read - The Flanders Panel
The Flanders Panel was recommended by nearly every academic site I perused for art novel recommendations this year. Although it was written in 1990 by Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte, this mystery art novel remains timeless while carrying a fairly academic tone. And although some of the humor and emotion originally intended by the characters may get lost in translation, this is still an interesting portrayal of a painting within a painting, and a life that mirrors art in a most unexpected way.
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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.