Art Talk | Library Resources | Sami Lange

Books in the SRJC Libraries relevant to the work of artist Sami Lange.

Vitamin P: New Perspectives in PaintingVitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting

This text offers an overview of the state of painting today, and documents the most recent concerns and ideas among contemporary painters. In the wake of media such as video, performance and digital art, the traditional medium of painting has enjoyed a renaissance among a recent generation of artists. Many younger artists have chosen painting over any other medium, and are exploring new means to broaden the traditional field of "oil on canvas". It is this younger generation (who emerged in the 1990s) that "Vitamin P" aims to represent in an A-Z survey of 14 of its leading, international practitioners.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND195 .V583 2002


The complete guide to altered imagery : mixed-media techniques for collage, altered books, artists journals, and more The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artists Journals, and More

A wide range of techniques borrowed from both traditional and digital art has recently begun to blend into one art form, known as altered art. This book provides fascinating tips and creative ideas solely focused on this new form of art. An in-depth discussion manipulation techniques is supplied, making this an essential handbook for all artists and crafters looking for creative ways to alter and enhance various types of imagery in new and traditional ways, and then to integrate this altered art into their work.

Doyle Library Call Number: TT880 .M53 2005


Handmade paper collage Handmade Paper Collage

You’ve been a collage-maker ever since you were a kid, turning pictures from magazines into personal statements about life. It’s much more fun to create adult illusions and moods—still using the collage basics of paper, string, wire, and glue. A dozen simple projects show you the techniques for making your own versions of Snow on the Mountain, The Falls at Yosemite, The Four Seasons, In the Canyon, Tribal Music, and other magic landscapes

Doyle Library Call Number: N7433.7 .A26 2002



Enrich Your Paintings With TextureEnrich Your Paintings With Texture

Fifteen artists show you how to use texture to add interest and realism to your paintings - in all mediums. Learn how to paint to convince viewers they see rough rocks, coarse or smooth bark, a blade or a field of grass, gleaming glass, clouds and snow, a lustrous pottery surface, and more.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND1500 .B22 1994


Creating textures in colored pencilCreating Textures in Colored Pencil

Illustrated step-by-step demonstrations detail the methods and specific colors you can use to create a rich variety of textures: flowers, fruits & vegetables, leaves & wood, earth & water, animals and man-made Textures. The reader is presented with advice on which pencils, papers, erasers and other tools work best, along with tricks for getting that just-right look - such as using a dry cotton swab to get the fuzziness of a peach and an eraser strip for the whitecaps on rough water.

Doyle Library Call Number: NC892 .G74 1996


Splash 6: the magic of texture Splash 6: The Magic of Texture

The "Splash" series showcases the very best of watercolor art currently being created in America. In each brilliant gallery, 100 or more of the finest artists comment on the techniques and insights behind their masterpieces. Each work of art is presented in full color and as large as possible so that every luminous detail stands out. The resulting treasure trove is a visual treat for anyone who appreciates art.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND2365 .S66 2000



The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and TechniquesThe Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Perennially popular, printmaking is enjoying a contemporary resurgence but no comprehensive up-to-date manual on the subject exists. At over 400 pages and packed with 1,000 full-color photos and illustrations, The Printmaking Bible is the definitive resource to the ins-and-outs of every variety of serious printmaking technique practiced today. In-depth instructions are accompanied by profiles that show how working artists create their prints. Historical information, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section provide more invaluable tools. Perfect for students, artists, print aficionados, and collectors, this is truly the ultimate volume for anyone involved in this creative and influential art form.

Doyle Library Call Number: NE850 .H84 2008


Van Gogh: The LifeVan Gogh: The Life

Draws on newly available primary sources to present an in-depth, accessible profile that offers revisionist assessments of the influential artist's turbulent life and genius works. The authors present a detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh accessing a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven.

Doyle and Mahoney Libraries Call Number: N6953.G3 N35 2011