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Old 09-22-2011, 09:30 PM
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Thank you Wendy. That might be a fun read.
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Tonalist, I'm just reading this: "a couple of weeks ago I picked up a 1934 "SIGNED" edition of John Carlsons book.. yup, I'm a pretty happy camper." I did not realize that this book was written so long ago!!
A couple weeks I tried to buy it through Northlight and they told me it's out of print and will not be reprinted. That don't make sense...this book always sells!
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totsy.. I checked the northlights site.. and the page it was on, no longer exist.
If it's true it will no longer be printed, I'd buy one just to have. you can still get them a lot of places.. I just checked amazon and Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting is still there.
a great book to have in a persons library.
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Totsy.. I also checked Dover Publications.. they have it on sale right now for $7.50.
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Totsy.. I also checked Dover Publications.. they have it on sale right now for $7.50.

Amazon.com has the book as well:

http://www.amazon.com/Carlsons-Guide...s=John+Carlson

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Terry Harrison has some great landscape books out and DVDs. The mediums are watercolour and acrylic.
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If you have a signed copy, it's his original book published under the title "Elementary Principles of Landscape Paintings", in 1928.

This was later reprinted as "Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting" starting in 1953.
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Hey Mike...
yes that's the title.. I believe mine is a fourth printing.
a nice book to have in your library and flip through. I use the second one
(Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting) to underline and make notes in.

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Anyone got a signed copy of Max Meldrum's book Science of Appearances? I
see its gone down from $2000 to $1500 ... gawd I wish I had money to chuck
around. That's about 10 paintings. i seen quite a few of his ... would love to
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I just browsed the internet and looked at some of his paintings online..
Sounds like an interesting book for sure.
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I've got both of MacPhersons books and they are brilliant. As for Carlsons book, which I have yet to own, it is said that the black and white images are better since you work with values which we all know does all the work and color....well, you know.

I've also a ton of other books and keep them to periodically re-read through them. I've got books on oil painting, watercolor and other various mediums. Art is all the same in these books, just the mediums are different. I grab any and all when I can afford it.

One thing I have learned over time is sometimes the answers are right in front of your face but you don't see it until you've read it 10 times. Sometimes the book just has to wait while our minds and eyes and understanding struggle to catch up. Don't put an art book down because you don't think it says anything...your gonna be surprised one day!
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Hi all! I thought I'd chime in. I'm a relatively new painter, but I like to think I have decent taste for landscapes (if not ability!!), and I am pretty picky about books.

The best book I've seen so far for landscape painting is, hands down, Mitchell Albala's book "Landscape Painting". I have one of Kevin McPherson's (it's great), I have the John Carlson book, I have the Gordon Mackenzie watercolour landscapes book (also really lovely), I would recommend all of them, but if I had to pick one it'd be the Albala book.

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One thing I have learned over time is sometimes the answers are right in front of your face but you don't see it until you've read it 10 times. Sometimes the book just has to wait while our minds and eyes and understanding struggle to catch up.
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This has happened to me SO.. many times!

I recently picked up a book at the library called..
"Color Harmony in our paintings" by Margaret Kessler published by North Light. This is one I'll probably buy. I wish I would of found this one years ago. you can look through it on Amazon.

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I'll second the Margaret Kessler color harmony book. Her other book is real good too, even though it says it's about improving oil landscapes it's really about landscape composition, very little of the book is specifically about painting with oils.

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I'd like to chime in on Sophie's comment about Mitchell Albala's book - it is really great. I also have a large collection of art books, and concur on Carlson and MacPherson (and DEFINITELY about the benefit of re-reading many times). Also like Bob Rohm's 'The Painterly Approach' and of course Carl Purcell's 'The Artist's Brain'.

On Mitchell Albala, I'm excited to say that I'll be taking a ten-week class from him starting the week of April 8th. He lives in the Seattle area and teaches at Gage Academy, so I've signed up for his landscape class this term. Very much looking forward to it!
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