Bush mentioned how Churchill started painting during World War II, and pursued it the rest of his life. At least a dozen of these pictures will stand against any of the best Impressionists. This awe-inspiring art book collected all of the paintings by Churchill, mostly oil on canvas, and offers readers a fascinating, rare glimpse of his life story through his paintings.
Painting as a Pastime
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I will return it. July 20, - Published on Amazon. I watched an interview with former President George W.
Painting as a Pastime by Winston Churchill
Bush saying how this essay made him realize he wanted to paint. I read this book and it inspired me much as it did the former president! I loved it. April 14, - Published on Amazon. Other people have commented on the lack of plates, it's true, sadly they didn't include them, it would have been a terrific book with that.
That aside, the way Churchill waxes on the hidden benefits that come from painting, especially in oils, makes for a very inspiring read.
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He started at age 40, a late bloomer he admits. I was intrigued by all the things he was able to see that came from creating art.
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I won't spoil things by revealing his insights in his short easy to read book, but it has a very inspiring effect and will make you want to go pick up a brush or pencil, and without being timid in doing so.. I will re-read this book again when I am needing encouragement, such positive thoughts are in it, he makes very good points!
July 22, - Published on Amazon. All of the used editions I've seen include those plates in color.
May 30, - Published on Amazon. This was a lovely gift to me from me. I've adopted one of the lines from the book as epitomizing how I feel about painting - "a joyride through a paintbox.
An excellent essay and great reading for anyone who paints. Go to Amazon.
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