Beverley Johnson

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (21 of 25)
Location: Tervuren, Belgium
 

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Oil Painting For Dummies by Anita Marie Giddings
Oil Painting For Dummies by Anita Marie Giddings
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I'm finding this book an extremely useful supplement to oil painting classes. It really tells you everything you could possibly want to know about using oil paints such as what they're made from, drying times, painting mediums, health and safety issues, building up a painting and looking after your equipment. It starts you off with painting still lives, then covers landscape painting, including a guide to creating a painting en plein air, and then has a couple of chapters on painting portraits and figures. It ends with some chapters on more creative ways to use colour and paint, as well as suggestions of artists to study. This is not a beautiful book, but it is the most comprehensive… Read more
Kurt Jackson by Mark Cocker
Kurt Jackson by Mark Cocker
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lively Artwork, 17 Dec 2010
This is a simply beautiful book. The essays are interesting and the artwork lively, colourful, heart-felt and accomplished. Would make a good present for art lovers.
Gilbert the Great by Jane Clarke
Gilbert the Great by Jane Clarke
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In this gentle book, Gilbert the Great White Shark loses his best friend, Raymond the Remora. Children will identify with Gilbert's pain and, if they have lost a best friend too, will find the story's happy ending helpful and encouraging. Although the story deals with a serious subject, there is wit and humour in both text and pictures. My son, Robin, particularly liked the jokes in the text, eg: "It's my fault Raymond's gone," Gilbert snapped as they passed an eel. "Last week I called him a sucker!" The illustrations are beautiful, complement the text well and have plenty of variety. Robin enjoyed looking for little details in the pictures. He describes the book as "excellent".