Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Got a New Book Today

I've been looking at painting blogs for about three years, long before I decided to take the plunge myself.   One artist whose work I admire is Elizabeth Floyd (no kin to me).  She started by posting simple studies of fruits and vegetables and over the years she has become an incredible artist.  You can see an example of one of her paintings here.

Last week she blogged about buying a new book and posted some photos from the book.  It was so beautiful,  I had to buy a copy from Amazon.  It's called "Painting the Still Life" by Olga Zaferatos.   It came today, and it's like eating a box of chocolates.  I love it!

Does anyone else have a book they love and recommend?


  1. Hi Virginia! I am so happy you like the book :)

  2. Is this an instruction kind of book? A book I like is not with oil painting, but watercolor. It's called "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady". Edith Holden painted nature, wrote about it, and quoted Burns and others.

  3. Caladh, this isn't an instruction book. It has pictures of works by a number of different still life artists, and the text discusses the artist's painting process, how different effects were achieved, problems, etc. It's eye candy!

    I'll look for your book.

  4. This looks like an interesting book...I have been looking for a good book on still life painting.

  5. Looks like an interesting book virginia! thank you for you kind words!