It is so nice when someone you know gets published! I used to jump up and down in book stores showing my daughter articles in magazines written by my online friends. When it comes to a book, it is even a bigger deal. "Acrylic Solutions" by Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard definitely gives me a reason to smile and say "I know her and look - she has a great book!".
This is a book meant to be used, not just placed on a bookshelf. It is a hard cover book, with spiral binding, which enables it to lay flat open (always a plus). All pictures (photographed by Julie) are crisp and clear, and instructions (by Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard) are easy to follow.
I read it cover to cover and you can see that there are several things I want to try. I am obviously not afraid to mark my book :) The technique showed above is scheduled for me to play with this evening.
It is interesting that even though I have been painting for many years, I found new (to me) information inside these pages. I now have a new favorite art supply that I have used in every single painting since I read about it, and can't imagine how I ever lived without it. I also know exactly why we need to varnish our finished work (I thought that information was fascinating).
It really is a book that is pretty to browse through, and useful in the studio. If you would like a chance to win a copy of "Acrylic Solutions - exploring mixed media layer by layer", please leave a comment to this post, and I will randomly choose a winner next Friday (May 24th). Make sure that I have a way to contact you (your email address please). This giveaway is open to everyone - international readers welcome!