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Friday, September 29, 2006
10 days ago in Vermont I had the very great pleasure of meeting with Bert Dodson - author of one of North Light Book's best selling books "Keys to Drawing", which I reviewed in May this year. I now know from the feedback I've received on this blog and elsewhere that this book is very highly rated by a number of artists interested in drawing and/or expanding their drawing skills.
Bert was a late addition to my visit schedule. Our purpose in meeting being that he was interested in my drawing and blogging experiences and I was even more interested in the new book he has got coming out in November! I'm pleased to say that my photos came out OK hence a sneak preview above of Bert in his truly wonderful studio, full of images he's drawn and painted over the years and with views over the valley of the Connecticut River.
Bert is pictured above at one end of his studio surrounded by about half of the five screens on which he had pinned all the page proofs for his new book "Keys to Drawing with Imagination" due to be published by North Light Books in November 2006. Bert's arranging for me to receive a pre-publication copy to review so more about the new book in this blog after I've read it from cover to cover - hopefully next month. After scanning the page proofs - reading small sections and reviewing the huge quantity of images used, I have to say I'm very much looking forward to having rather more time to read this at my leisure.
I'll be writing more about my visit with Bert in my "Travels with my Sketchbook" blog. Posts on that blog about my recent trip to New England (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine) will start next week.
Links: Book review: "Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson
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