Paint Your Wife


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922182397
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favourite, returned his attentions, and when her husband, George, came home from the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill—wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow—for her. Now, decades later, Alma's 'in lieu of' payment is revived, and the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair, turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies before you. Paint Your Wife is a colourful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories and even richer characters. Lloyd Jones's best-known novel is Mister Pip, which won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the 2008 Kiriyama Prize Fiction Category and the 2008 Montana Fiction Award. It was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and has been made into a major feature film, directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek and Narnia). His other books include Hand Me Down World, The Book of Fame - which won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize - Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance and Biografi. He has also published a collection of short stories, The Man in the Shed, and an acclaimed memoir, A History of Silence. Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington. ‘The writing reminded me a lot of Anne Tyler–it will be enjoyed by fans of domestic, community drama, but made all the more fascinating and unique because its observations are from within the male perspective.’ bookbrowse.com ‘A gentle, whimsical book…Jones's writing is easy and sophisticated, reminding me of Steinbeck at his humorous best...the whole fanciful sprawl is a delight.’ Age ‘Jones’ deep affection for his characters and the light, anecdotal touch with which he nudges them away from despair makes for a warm and original entertainment.’ Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review

Painting Your Way Out of a Corner

The Art of Getting Unstuck
Author: Barbara Diane Barry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101610034
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
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In the tradition of The Artist’s Way, an exciting program that introduces painting as a jumping-off point for realizing one’s full creative potential in all areas of life. Based on author Barbara Diane Barry’s popular course Art for Self-Discovery and supported by research in psychology and the science of brain function, Painting Your Way Out of a Corner guides readers through the process of overcoming blocks and expressing themselves freely in painting. Through a series of exercises that emphasize improvisation and risk-taking, readers will learn how to quiet their inner critics and strengthen their creativity. The more we learn to play and accept whatever appears on the page, the more we are able to try new things in life. Readers will be inspired by Barry’s delightful full-color paintings featured throughout the book.

How to Paint Your Car

Revised & Updated
Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 161058757X
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

Pro Paint & Body


Author: Jim Richardson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557883940
Category: Transportation
Page: 154
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This comprehensive guide to professional paint and bodywork includes the latest information on bodywork tools, materials and techniques. A partial list of subjects includes: Assessing a project car and damaged bodywork, disassembly and stripping, basic hammer and dolly techniques, diagnosing dents, fillers, leading, spray guns, current paint technology, color coats, color sanding, and custom colors.

Daily Painting

Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist
Author: Carol Marine
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770435343
Category: Art
Page: 192
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A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel—she herself suffered from painter’s block, until she discovered “daily painting.” The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you’d like, post and sell it online. Soon you’ll find that your block dissolves and you’re painting work you love—and more of it than you ever thought possible! With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to: -Master composition and value -Become confident in any medium including oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, and other media -Choose subjects wisely -Stay fresh and loose -Photograph, post, and sell your art online -Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the world From the Trade Paperback edition.

Paint by Sticker

Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time!
Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187235
Category: Art
Page: 56
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Introducing a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Paint by Sticker includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings." The images--including sunflowers, a fox, a hummingbird in mid-flight, two boats on the water--are rendered in "low-poly," a computer graphics style that creates a 3-D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular colored sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next--it's an activity that's utterly absorbing as you watch a "painting" emerge from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, spirit. The pages are perforated for easy removal, making it simple to frame the completed images.

How to Iron Your Own Damn Shirt

The Perfect Husband Handbook Featuring Over 50 Foolproof Ways to Win, Woo & Wow Your Wife
Author: Craig Boreth
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307420973
Category: Humor
Page: 256
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PERFECT HUSBANDS ARE MADE, NOT BORN LADIES: At long last, a practical guide to help your man become the perfect husband. How to Iron Your Own Damn Shirt is your salvation, with simple, easy-for-a-guy-to-follow instructions on those little things you can never get him to do, such as: • How to Put the Toilet Seat Down • How to Stop Snoring • How to Ask for Directions • Plus, more than 50 other essential topics (even How to Dance at a Wedding) It’s a must-have guide that will finally convince him it’s in his best interest to make you happy, no matter what it takes. GUYS: Don’t panic. It’s not how perfect you are, it’s how perfect she thinks you are. How to Iron Your Own Damn Shirt is your key to the castle. Imagine what she’ll let you get away with if you master a few skills, such as: • How to Appear Calm While She’s Driving • How to Apologize Convincingly • How to Enjoy a Chick Flick • Plus, more than 50 other essential topics (even How to Hide Your Porn) How to Iron Your Own Damn Shirt includes countless tips and tricks for keeping you sane, keeping her happy, and keeping you both laughing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harper's Magazine


Author: Henry Mills Alden,Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen,Thomas Bucklin Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Portrait of the Artist's Wife


Author: Barbara Anderson
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 0864737149
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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Victoria University Press is enormously proud to publish a new edition of one of New Zealand?s favourite novels, published to critical acclaim here and in the UK and US, and winner of the Wattie Award in 1992. ?The promise that was evident in Girls High has been splendidly fulfilled, and now it seems only a matter of time before Wellington replaces New York as the literary capital of the world.? ?Nick Hornby, Sunday Times 'She really is world class ? her writing's like a richly detailed painting, she gets the details just right.' ?Sharon Crosbie Evening Post 'It is a testament to Anderson's style and skill as a writer that these places and decades are brought to the page with such energy, yet also with such a finely judged mix of humour and sympathy.' ?Caroline Wilder Sunday Star 'This is a moving, universal novel, a pleasure to read.' ?Sophy Kershaw Time Out 'Barbara Anderson's novel is a rarity; an unadulterated, unpretentious, enjoyable read.' ?Julie Morrice Glasgow Herald 'It is an enormously entertaining book with perceptions so true they leave you glowing in startled recognition.'?Patricia Thwaites Otago Daily Times ?A quite irresistible writer with a microscopic eye for telltale detail ? and a dazzlingly accurate ear for dialogue as it is really spoken.? ?Dirk Bogarde

Painting the Landscape in Pastel


Author: Albert Handell,Anita Louise West
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823039128
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Combining the best of Eastern philosophy with the best of Western technique, this book is the first in a three-part series that offers inspiring and empowering advice for artists and creators of all levels. 100 colour illustrations.

Window to the Soul


Author: Kyle Kenner
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312468289
Category: Fiction
Page: 58
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Arthur Fuller is an artist who has made quite a name for himself. In fact, there is a good chance he may soon become famous when the world's leading art critic rolls into his tiny town near the woods. The art critic tells Arthur that in order to become famous he must paint something more remarkable than he has ever seen before. Arthur decides to venture into the uncharted woods to chase his dream of becoming the world's most famous artist. In the woods, however, he comes face to face with a certain evil that may ruin his chances of happiness.

Paint It Black

A Novel
Author: Janet Fitch
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759568129
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA's 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to his spiritual quest and a world of sophistication she had never dreamed existed. But when she receives a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner, asking her to identify her lover?s dead body, her bright dreams all turn to black. As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael's pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son's torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need. Passionate, wounded, fiercely alive, Josie Tyrell walks the brink of her own destruction as she fights to discover the meaning of Michael's death. With the luxurious prose and emotional intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch has written a spellbinding new novel about love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence.

How to Paint a Dead Man

A Novel
Author: Sarah Hall
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061873553
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative tale in which multiple lives are woven together through the prism of a still life painting. Moving from Italy to England, spanning nearly half a century, and bringing together the lives of four disparate characters, How to Paint a Dead Man is Hall’s fierce and brilliant study of art and its place in our lives.