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Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9780997227468
  • 106 pages
  • $29.99
Cherie Burbach
Author, Illustrator
Painting the Psalms
In Painting the Psalms, artist Cherie Burbach shares original, mixed-media paintings that contain a positive, faith-filled message. Each painting contains inspiration from the Psalms in some way, through the imagery, words, or emotion contained within the verses. Cherie uses a variety of mediums and techniques to create art that is filled with depth and whimsy. It is her hope that this book will inspire you to look at the Psalms in a new way so you can celebrate your faith and believe in the message. Some of the paintings were created during Cherie’s popular “Painting the Psalms” series of ecourses, where she demonstrates step-by-step progress from start to finish, including all the small details that make mixed media paintings come alive with texture and color.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Idea/Concept: This is a charming, gift-style book that integrates artwork in a manner that further illuminates its interpretation of various Psalms. Burbach's key readership will be the like-minded faithful, though the whimsical, bright collages Burbach presents, offer potentially broader appeal.

Prose: While the visual art in this title are likely to impact the reader more powerfully than the Psalms alone, Burbach effectively marries the elements, with gentle accompanying prose that offers personal insights into the meanings behind the Psalms and the imagery in Burbach's art.

Originality: Burbach's whimsical, bright collages provide an original interpretation of the biblical quotations, while also quietly encouraging readers to explore their love for the verses on their terms and through their own creative approaches. Burbach's passion for her art, and the Psalms that inspire it, is apparent. 

Execution: The book's layout at times suffers from being overly cluttered, which may impact readers' ability to appreciate each Psalm and painting individually. 

 

Date Submitted: November 07, 2019

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9780997227468
  • 106 pages
  • $29.99

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