Category Archives: Landscape painting

Anthony Thieme

Anthony Thieme, by Judith A. Curtis (published by the Rockport Art Association) is an inspiring tribute to one of America’s greatest landscape painters. I bought the book partly because my mother* had studied with Thieme (as she always called him) around 1935-36  in Annisquam and Rockport, Massachusetts. However, I also fell in love with Thieme’s use of light and shadow. The cover of the book (above) is an example. Among… Read More »

Expressive Oil Painting: An Open Air Approach to Creative Landscapes

Expressive Oil Painting: An Open Air Approach to Creative Landscapes,  by George Allen Durkee is a good, instructional book for oil painters.  Artists working with acrylics will learn great tips from it as well. From the start, I was impressed.  Instead of using the usual photos of art supplies as he talks about what he paints with, Durkee actually painted pictures of his art supplies. That’s pretty cool. Then, he… Read More »