- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (August 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891349014
- ISBN-13: 978-0891349013
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charming Village Scenes You Can Paint Paperback – August 1, 1999
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Many decorative-painting books concentrate on a limited range of simple wooden surfaces. This one instead chooses innovative destinations for the more experienced paintbrush: salt and pepper shakers, a flour sifter, a table runner, cabinets, a lamp base. By applying decorative-painting techniques to entire scenes rather than isolated motifs, author Catherine Holman endows her work with a delightful folk-art flair. The book's title tells the truth: these scenes really are charming, and the choice of subject matter is pleasantly suited to each object. A quaint brick tea shoppe adorns a little teapot; a snow-filled landscape complete with warmly lit houses beneath a starry sky bestrides the tin shade of an oil lamp; the large four-bin cabinet sports a scene for each season; the umbrella stand features (of course) a rainy countryside topped by a rainbow. Look closely to be rewarded by wonderful details hidden in the scenes--a lacy hammock, a glass of lemonade, a scarecrow, a woman gardening. Full scene patterns, color-keyed charts of paints, and detailed materials lists accompany the superb directions and good color photos, and ordering information is provided for each of the nine items to be decorated. Basic decorative painting skills are a must before attempting these projects, but with such good guidance even the brave novice may produce something to be proud of. --Amy Handy
About the Author
Catherine Holman has been painting since 1979. A member of the Society of Decorative Painters, Holman teaches her style of painting throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is the author of three books and over 100 decorative painting packets, and her paintings have been released as limited edition prints and notecards. She lives in Missouri.
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If you have never painted you could follow along and create a charming village painting
Great book for beginners and advance artist. Step by step instructions with pictures at the same pages, Easy to learn in every step from shadings to highlightings in every details!