Carving Little Caricatures: 14 Wooden Projects with Personality (Paperback)

Carving Little Caricatures: 14 Wooden Projects with Personality By Karen Scalin Cover Image
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Pack a punch of personality into small carving projects Using a precut block and a few hand tools, Carving Little Caricatures is a must-have guide for woodcarvers of all skill levels to learn valuable techniques to add movement and expressive details into a small piece of wood. Featuring detailed overviews on tools and materials, basic cuts, painting, finishing, and other essential tips, this complete guide also includes 14 unique character designs for small, skill-building carvings. From a Santa and a gnome to a mountain man and more, all projects in this book can be carved with a standard-size piece of basswood. Caricature projects also slowly progress in difficulty with each design getting more dynamic and technical so you can incrementally build your skills.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781497102965
ISBN-10: 1497102960
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 120
Language: English


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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

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  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.