B15. Written, Drawn & Decorated Letters -- Book List
B1672. Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green by Michael Wilcox. $24.95Helpful, if heavy on text.
Peter uses the painted initials of Adolf Bernd as inspiration for this class.
CR7.2 Calligraphy Review 7.2 $11.00. Has a 8-page article with 5 examples in color on Bernd.
B2081.Uncommon Numbers: A Sourcebook for Artists.$14.95 A Bernd piece is reproduced on the front and the back.
Peter recommends this book to all his students. However, it does not apply directly to this class.
B2052. Art Spirit $19.95
While it doesn't apply directly to his classes at Letters Mingle Souls, Peter also recommends Libres & egaux by Denis Lach (B2915, $55.00) for her varied layouts and refined color palette. This French published book has been difficult to come by.
B15. Written, Drawn and Decorated Letters -- Supplies
NEED TO BRING: Basic Tool Kit; good quality watercolors: 2 reds, 2 blues and 2 yellows: one red biased toward orange and one biased toward violet; one blue biased toward violet and one biased toward green; one yellow biased toward green and one biased toward orange (e.g., cad. red and quin. violet or magenta; ultramarine blue and cerulean blue; hansa yellow and cad. yellow); good medium weight watercolor paper (Arches MBM is excellent, the heavier of the two); fine pointed brushes, sizes 2 and 4; any natural object or photo of same (e.g., flower, stone, leaf, bark or fruit).
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