A Brush With Nature

This volume features his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring view of the changing natural landscape in which we live.

A Brush With Nature

Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409070867

Page: 256

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Described as 'Britain's greatest living nature writer', Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in eloquent stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine. This volume features his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring view of the changing natural landscape in which we live. Peppered throughout with references to the heritage of nature writing, and great writers from Richard Jefferies and John Clare to Roger Deakin and Robert MacFarlane, A Brush With Nature is part memoir, part nature journal, part social history, giving us a unique insight into a nature lover's reflections over a quarter of a century.

Your Brush with Nature

Heiner Hertling, PBS host of Your Brush with Nature, shares his painting secrets in this lighthearted, easy-to-follow book.

Your Brush with Nature

Author: Heiner C. Hertling

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780979512308

Page: 49

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Heiner Hertling, PBS host of Your Brush with Nature, shares his painting secrets in this lighthearted, easy-to-follow book. From art students to teachers, beginners to pros, Heiner guides his readers and gives them the tools and confidence needed to awaken their creative talents.

A Brush with Nature

Included in this lavishly produced collection are works he's made over the past twenty-five years.

A Brush with Nature

Author: Alex Beard

Publisher: Glitterati

ISBN: 9781943876334

Page: 244

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New Orleans-based painter and admired children's author Alex Beard is the creator of a unique style of painting called "Abstract Naturalism," which combines abstract expressionism with naturalist environmental art. Included in this lavishly produced collection are works he's made over the past twenty-five years.

A Brush with Nature

These intimate and compelling documents of artists at work form what is perhaps the most comprehensive collection of its kind." "Two introductory essays provide a background to the collection.

A Brush with Nature

Author: Christopher Riopelle

Publisher: National Gallery Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781857099980

Page: 176

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"Beginning in the 1950s, John and Charlotte Gere pioneered the collecting of small-scale landscape oil sketches created by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists working out of doors. Such pictures, painted quickly to capture subtle atmospheric effects and the fleeting play of light, played a vital role in the visual training of generations of European artists. The sketches were not conceived of as finished works of art, were rarely if ever exhibited during the painters' lifetimes, and were often kept in the studio for later consultation." "Today the Gere collection numbers some 70 works, the majority of them views of Italy by British, French, Italian, German, Belgian and Scandinavian artists. It includes paintings by such admired figures as Thomas Jones, Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, Simon Denis, Louis Gauffier, Francois-Marius Granet, Gilles Classon, Giovanni-Battista Camuccini and Frederic, Lord Leighton. These intimate and compelling documents of artists at work form what is perhaps the most comprehensive collection of its kind." "Two introductory essays provide a background to the collection. Charlotte Gere's memoir charts its formation, while Christopher Riopelle's essay traces the development of the plein-air oil sketch, and its place in European painting. This revised edition incorporates new information about the paintings gathered since the Gere collection was first shown at the National Gallery in summer 1999, much of it generously provided by visitors to that exhibition."--BOOK JACKET.

Nature

The same experiment sparsely covered with sage - brush , the plant being from 2
to may be tried with the sun itself : if observed when considerably 3 feet high .
Just then one of their babies toddled out of the above the horizon , squinting will
be ...

Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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The Ch i of the Brush

With this unique and accesible approach, anyone can experience The Ch'i of the Brush.

The Ch i of the Brush

Author: Nan Rae

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780615273365

Page: 148

View: 965

Begin your voyage into this ancient style of watercolor painting with this georgeous introduction. Learn everything you need to know, from the essential materials and techniques to mounting a completed painting. A selection of classic motifs, freom enchanting flowers to captivating creatures, is accompanied by informative and inspirational textt that guides you through the creative process. With this unique and accesible approach, anyone can experience The Ch'i of the Brush.

Hints on sketching from nature

the paper , the brush must first be drawn through a damp sponge with
considerable pressure . It is then ready for application to the spot where a light is
required ; directly it touches the paper some of the colour is drawn up into the
brush by ...

Hints on sketching from nature

Author: Nathaniel Everett Green

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The Forces of Nature

Between the plate and the brush there sometimes exists a dark space ;
sometimes a mass of light , very narrow and having its base on the edge of BV
the plate , joins the top of the brush . In this case , we suppose that the conductor
is charged ...

The Forces of Nature

Author: Amédée Guillemin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 679

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The Spirit of the Brush

Chinese Brush Painting Techniques: Simplicity, Spirit, and Personal Journey
Sungsook Hong Setton ... of nature in a brush stroke, you need to feel the nature
of the leaf or the branch as you paint it—growing, moving with the wind, or
weighted ...

The Spirit of the Brush

Author: Sungsook Hong Setton

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631594168

Page: 128

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Sungsook Setton learned ink painting techniques from Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea; now she brings them to you in The Spirit of the Brush. Chinese ink painting is one of the oldest continually practiced art forms in the world. First appearing in China in the fifth century, it soon traveled to Korea, and then to Japan. As old and deeply rooted in East Asian aesthetics and meditation as it is, ink painting is credited with influencing the development of modern Western art. Its minimalist approach to painting continues to have enormous appeal. Author, artist, and teacher, Sungsook Setton is now bringing her years of experience to you with The Spirit of the Brush. You will learn traditional disciplines for holding and using the brush, as well as how to turn these techniques into inner meditation which will help your own world; city views, music, and the essence of contemporary life.

Fauna and Flora Earth and Sky

Reading this book is like finding a geode in a stream bed--crack it open and it sparkleso--Jo Ann Beard "Dittmar, who won a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer' Award in 2000 and whose writings have appeared in numerous publications . . . provides ...

Fauna and Flora  Earth and Sky

Author: Trudy Dittmar

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587294427

Page: 218

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"[Fauna and Flora, Earth and Sky] is, in fact, the most intelligent, thoughtful, original, challenging, and highly entertaining work of nature writing since Barry Lopez's Artic Dreams. . . . It is her broad scope of contemplation, combined with her fiercely beautiful and detailed renderings of passion, natural and human, that give Trudy Dittmar's first but fully mature book its remarkable originality and considerable power." --Robert Finch,Los Angeles Times Book Review "Honest self-scrutiny is irresistible, especially when told with a knack for diction of place, as this author demonstrates on every page. She is both of the landscape and an informed observer of it, willing to examine her conflicts between the experiences that play in her imagination and the scientific knowledge she's gleaned through training and reading." --The Bloomsbury Review "Trudy Dittmar is an elegant stylist and an acute observer. She's read everything there is to read about the physics of rainbows, the habits of the porcupine, the winter survival skills of the moose and the orbits of the planets, but even her learning is outdistanced by her patient powers of looking, smelling, hearing, touching and tasting. Her originality arises out of this patience. And, magically, she is able to read into and out of the rich, endangered natural world an Emersonian understanding of self. This is at once the most objective and subjective book I have ever read." --Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story "Dittmar writes about life with the precision of a scientist and the introspective lyricism of a poet, illuminating for us those parts of the world we barely remember to notice...from the complex emotional lives of cows and pronghorns to the dazzling leaves of a silver maple to the teeming hidden pools of bright salamanders. Reading this book is like finding a geode in a stream bed--crack it open and it sparkleso--Jo Ann Beard "Dittmar, who won a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer' Award in 2000 and whose writings have appeared in numerous publications . . . provides a fascinating look at natural and personal history in these ten essays on animals, plants, and other natural phenomena. . . . An excellent choice for both public and academic libraries." --Library Journal In essays with settings that range from the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, to the mountain town of Leadville, Colorado, to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Trudy Dittmar weaves personal experience with diverse threads of subject matter to create unexpected connections between human nature and nature at large. Life stories, elegantly combined with mindful observations of animals, plants, landscape and the skies, theories in natural science, environmental considerations, and touches of art criticism and popular culture, offer insights into the linked analogies of nature and soul. A glacial pond teeming with salamanders in arrested development is cause for reflection on the limits of a life that knows only bounty. The hot blue lights of celestial phenomena are a metaphor for fast, flashy men--he loves of a life--and a romantic career is interpreted. Watching a pronghorn buck battling for, and ultimately losing, his harem leads to a meditation on a kind of immortality. Fauna and Flora, Earth and Sky is testimony to the bearing and consequence of nature in one life, and to the richness of understanding it can bring to all human lives. Trudy Dittmar was born and raised in New Jersey farm country. In addition to holding an MA in English literature from the University of Chicago, she is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program in writing and the founder and former director of a writing program at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Norton Book of Nature Writing, Pushcart XXI, Georgia Review, and Orion. She divides her time between her family home in New Jersey and her cabin in Wyoming.

Nature Canada

Artistically, the more action there is, the broader must be the brush strokes, much
looser must be the treatment. McLean is tending more and more toward action,
specifically, he says, because it cannot be photographed. Compared to the stiff, ...

Nature Canada

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The Nature Conservancy Magazine

HUMAN NATURE Past Life A Brush With Extinction By Pat Callaway
ILLUSTRATION BY STAN FELLOWS WENT TO MONTANA ONE SUMMER . BUT
not just to Montana . I went back in time . Far beyond the days of the Wild West .
Far beyond ...

The Nature Conservancy Magazine

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The Nature of Woodworking

ACME BRUSHES Skinning Before using leftover paint , take the skin off . Scrape
the oily stuff from the bottom of the skin back into the paint and stir it up . Throw
the skin away . Leftover paint tends to dry slower than freshly opened paint ...

The Nature of Woodworking

Author: Rodney Frost

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806949925

Page: 144

View: 749

Projects include: Simple sawhorses, handy box, simple clacker, nail tray, loon weathercock, nighthawk weather vane, weathervanes, shaving horse, mallet, gardener's stringwinder, boot scraper, peg box, garden tote, tool caddy, box for knitting needles, sloop sleigh, gardener's bucksaw, chamfers, breast bib, simple chairs, tiny chair, arm chair and rocking chair.

The Art Interchange

Į . ting the spot with a brush filled with water , or may wise without mordaunt , but
which require boiling and light for top or bottom ? You speak of ... HOW TO
OBTAIN TRANSPARENT must be made as smooth as possible with the brush
nature .

The Art Interchange

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A Brush with Death

ONE CHEEKY WINK AND LORD GREENGRASS WAS FLAT OUT ON THE GROUND, DELIRIOUSLY GASPING FOR LIFE, HIS EYES FLICKERING WITH A SPARKLE OF HOPE THAT THE SHADOW ON THE WALL HAD COME TO HELP.

A Brush with Death

Author: Ali Carter

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444839913

Page: 330

View: 326

ONE CHEEKY WINK AND LORD GREENGRASS WAS FLAT OUT ON THE GROUND, DELIRIOUSLY GASPING FOR LIFE, HIS EYES FLICKERING WITH A SPARKLE OF HOPE THAT THE SHADOW ON THE WALL HAD COME TO HELP... In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander, 9th Earl of Greengrass, is caught with his trousers down in the village graveyard before meeting a gruesome end. Luckily, Susie Mahl happens to be on hand. With her artist's eye for detail and her curious nature, she is soon on the scent of the murderer...