Books by Sherrie McGraw
From an Artist’s Viewpoint
The nose, cheeks and ears have more blood at the surface and that is why this area of the face has the most color. First I used charcoal to draw the face, and then I used the lighter hematite for the color. A surprisingly wonderful thing happened. In the jaw area, the combination of charcoal and hematite made a warm, sepia tone, without changing to another medium. White conté used lightly over the cheeks to the upper lip of the mouth accented the structure of the skull and lightened the hematite to create the feeling of form in light.—pages 150 -151
Bright Light Fine Art
“An Artist Teaches: Reflections on the Art of Painting”
“Self-Portraits: A Visual Journey of Insight”
(Both available from Bright Light Fine Art & Bright Light Publishing)
“Drawings of Nicolai Fechin”
Available from: www.fechin.com
Sherrie’s teaching videos are available from:
Liliedahl Video Productions
on Nicolai Fechin
Nicolai Fechin: The Art and The Life
By Galina Tuluzakova
I have patiently awaited the release of a project that I have been intimately involved in for some time now—the definitive biography and collection of paintings on one of Russia’s most esteemed artists: Nicolai Fechin: The Art and The Life. Nikki Branham, Fechin’s granddaughter, and her husband Mark Donner have spared no time and effort in producing the finest book on Fechin yet. This monograph was first released in Russia by its author Galina Tuluzakova, the world’s foremost authority on Nicolai Fechin’s life and work. And now, Fechin Art Reproductions, through painstaking efforts, has made it available to the English-speaking world in clear and insightful prose. This full-color, lushly illustrated book includes obscure work from Fechin’s early days in Kazan (often hidden from view in Russian museums), and explores an iconic life from Russia to Taos, NM all the way to his last days in California. One section shows detailed photos of the carvings he did in an architectural masterpiece, his home in Taos, which now houses the Taos Art Museum. Thanks to Galina’s connections here in the States and in Russia, we can discover work that shows Fechin’s true genius—from his carvings and sculpture to a large body of paintings, including many rarely seen sketches for murals, landscapes and still lifes. If you love the work of Nicolai Fechin, this is a must-have book!
While on Fechin Art Reproductions site, also take a look at Galina’s book on Fechin’s drawings, Drawings of Nicolai Fechin, a book that I edited and wrote a forward to as well. It is equal in beauty to the painting book!