A Good Read - The Marriage of Opposites
Alice Hoffman's The Marriage of Opposites (2015) is a historical fiction based on the early life and family of impressionist master Camille Pissarro. Set on the lush Caribbean island of St. Thomas where Pissarro was raised in the early 1800s, this novel is a masterwork in its description of color, heavenly scenery and native island culture. While focused primarily on the stories and relationships that bring life to the dynamic Pissarro family, this novel is also a fascinating chronicle of the religious and cultural discriminations frequently allowed in early 19th century colonialism.
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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.