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Books by Aggy Boshoff

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Oil Painting Workshop

by DK Publishing (Author), Aggy Boshoff (Author)

Oil-painting Workshop is a how-to book commissioned by Dorling Kindersley and aimed at the budding artist. It has 128 pages and over 600 illustrations. The text and most of the illustrations are by me. Ten paint projects show the reader how to apply the paints and use some key techniques which can easily be followed step by step. The first print run was 40,000 and the book has been translated into 12 languages, amongst others in Dutch and Russian. The copyright of the book rests with Dorling Kindersley. The link below gets you to the right page on Amazon if you wish to acquire this book.

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Complete Painting and Drawing Handbook

by Glynis Barnes-Mellish (Author), Lucy Watson (Author), Aggy Boshoff (Author), Phyllis McDowell (Author)

In this book, which came out a few years after Oil-painting Workshop, the four major tenets of painting are grouped together in one book. There are sections on drawing, watercolour and painting in acrylics apart from the section I did on painting with oils. The Copyright again rests with Dorling Kindersley. Click on the Amazon button to acquire this book from Amazon.

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The Best Party in the World

by Aggy Boshoff (Author)

This is my technical tour de force: in the Brushes Application, favoured by David Hockney, of whom I am a great admirer, I drew 34 illustrations with my fingers on an iPad. The storyline developed alongside the pictures. It is a short story for all those young at heart. Like in a symphony, music was added (to begin and end the story), plus sound effects and a voice-over. You can download the book on any Apple device by clicking on the link to iBooks below. You’ll be able to sample four pages free of charge.

iBooks

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A Dutch Family

by Aggy Boshoff (Author)

This is the first in a series of books of family history which I started writing for my daughter Kate, who is naturally at present not yet interested. I myself have in the process of writing become engrossed in the social history of the various family members and, with it, in the history of their times. I embarked on the project by writing the story of the two South African and two Dutch grandparent families of my husband Leon and myself, lest the knowledge of even such a relatively recent past disappeared in the mists of time. But I discovered much more than I could have dreamed of. This first instalment, which follows the lives of my maternal grandparents Frits Baden and Meta van Eck, takes us to the Dutch East Indies under Colonial rule, to The Hague under Nazi rule and back to Indonesia during the Independence struggle of 1945-1949. The story of the family is set against the backdrop of these turbulent times, but I also paraphrase from the many love letters they wrote in the 1920’s. To acquire a copy of this book please get in touch with me via the CONTACT FORM on the Contact page.

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