A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today
This singularly informative book offers extensive and deep insights into all aspects of the art of painting. It is the fruit of many years devoted to studying and teaching this art by the painter couple Lux Buurman and Ab van Overdam. This body of work testifies to their shared love of art and their zeal as teachers. It contains numerous instructive illustrations, including aptly selected works by distinguished fellow artists.
Most of the illustrations were done by Lux herself, showing her characteristic brushwork and style. It lends the book a wonderful unity of style, without of course discouraging the aspiring painters from developing their own ‘handwriting’ as they put this wealth of painting principles and techniques to practice.