Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Shari's new book is out!
One evening this winter I came home to discover Shari Blaukopf's new book in my mailbox. If you know her work, you will have recognized that she has a painterly approach - volumes, atmospheric depth, skillful colour composition and often a detailed description of paint colours.
Working With Color takes a deep dive into her extensive knowledge in an accessible, topic per page, format. And true to Shari's graphic design roots, the production values are very high, including the Moleskin-like elastic band on the cover. I highly recommend it!
Oh, and the reason I received it so early was because one of my sketches was included as an example of using a limited palette. That sketch was from Spain, when I walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostella several years ago. In my book, Drawn Along The Way, I described the limited palette I used and credited Sahri for the choice of the five tubes of watercolour I relied on for that whole month.
Oh, and for the editors out there. Shari's book was published in America where there is a severe shortage of the letter "u". Although somewhat humourous, I am honoured, nonetheless.