Patricia's Bookstore

Tulips and White Lace -- Watercolor by Patricia Bason
(Showing at the Medlin Gallery, Leesburg, Virginia)

Thought you'd like to see a recent painting. These tulips are the beginning of a new series on the movement of light in still lifes. I've also gotten hooked on Waterford crystals -- a mix of vases and glasses will be showing up in this "light" series.

A couple of invitations: If you're near Reston, Virginia on the weekend, stop by the Artist Studio/Gallery on Lake Anne (come early and catch the Farmer's Market). The on-line gallery at now has three sections of my work: City Scenes, Horses, and Past Favorites. I hope you can visit.

Thanks for coming by. Enjoy the bookstore. - Patricia


Ashland, Ashland : The Story of a Turn-Of-The-Century Railroad Town by Rosanne Groat Shal.

52 Virginia Weekends by Lynn Seldonl.

An American Homeplace (Virginia Bookshelf) by Donald McCaig.

Recent Reading

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell.
* I'm not sure if the villain is a spoof, but this was hard to put down. - PB

Best Sellers

All the Queen's Men by Linda Howard.

Apollyon : The Destroyer Is Unleashed by Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim F. LaHaye.

Assassins : Assignment--Jerusalem, Target--Antichrist by Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim F. LaHaye.

Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson.

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank.
* Short stories...full of youth and energy. - PB

Hannibal by Thomas Harris.
* A must read in the sequence. Check out the comments on - PB

What Jim's Reading

Angels Flight by Michael Connelly.
* Great read. - PB

XML IE5 Programmer's Reference by Alex Homer.
* Boring... - PB

Art Material

Painting Sunlit Still Lifes in Watercolor by Liz Donovan.

Light In Watercolor by Lucy Willis.

Painting Beautiful Watercolors from Photographs by Jan Kunz.
* Excellent techniques for those times when a live sitting is not possible. - PB

Cowboys and Images: The Watercolors of William Matthews by William Matthews, Dan Zaslowsky.