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Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting (Downloadable Material)

by Shozo Sato

In this Japanese ink painting book renowned Japanese master Shozo Sato offers his own personal teaching on the beautiful art of sumi-e painting.

Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting provides step-by-step,...


Gaspar van Wittel: views of Italy

by Emanuela Tarizzo, Cesare Lampronti & Nicola Spinosa

28 June – 28 July 2013 Gaspar van Wittel succeeded above all other artists in capturing the lights, mysteries and poetry of Rome, skilfully bringing together the painting technique of the Dutch School he had...


How to Paint Living Portraits

by Roberta Carter Clark

Master artist Roberta Carter Clark shares secrets for infusing portraits with life.

Since its original publication, this best-selling book has earned a loyal following among students of portraiture. Back in...


Extreme Face Painting: 50 Friendly & Fiendish Step-by-Step Demos

by Brian Wolfe

Put a new face on fun!

No matter what your experience level, you can turn everyday faces into sweet, funny or frightening works of art that move, laugh, grow and always make people smile! The first half of this...


Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

by Mark Willenbrink

The quick-start guide to great results!

Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting...


Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes

by Sterling Edwards

How to paint your world in watercolor ... and have fun doing it!

The day Sterling Edwards watched an artist paint an entire sky with three deft brushstrokes was the day he committed to trading his tiny oil...


Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolors Filled with Light

by Rose Edin & Dee Jepsen

Simple secrets for colors that sing

Don't settle for colors that just sit there. Inspired by the work of the great Impressionists, Color Harmonies shows you how to use analogous colors (colors next to each...


Splash 11 - New Directions: The Best of Watercolor

by Rachel Rubin Wolf

When life, or the spirit of experimentation, or the whim of watercolor itself leads artists outside their comfort zone, conditions are favorable for something new and wonderful to happen. Splash 11: New Directions...


DreamScapes Myth & Magic

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Open this book, and enter a realm where fantasy springs to life in dreamlike colors, luscious textures and graceful compositions. Continuing the journey of the original Dreamscapes, this second book by Stephanie...


Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy of Painting

by Benjamin Fraser

This book carries the reader on an interdisciplinary journey through painting, philosophy, art criticism, Spanish literature and film, history and culture, immigration, architecture, urban planning, and more....


Naïve Art

by Nathalia Brodskaya

Naive art first became popular at the end of the 19th century. Until that time, this form of expression, created by untrained artists and characterised by spontaneity and simplicity, enjoyed little recognition...


Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures

by Brenda Lyons

Create fantasy creatures in watercolor!

Mythology, folklore and fantasy fiction are full of fantastical winged creatures like the fiery phoenix, a roaring dragon protecting his hoard, a fierce gryphon warrior...


Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process

by Nichole Rae

Words--Color--Courage

Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as...


Oil Painting with the Masters: Essential Techniques from Today's Top Artists

by Cindy Salaski

Master the art of oil painting with instruction on key topics and techniques such as materials, observation, references, forms, composition, color palettes, mixing colors, underpainting, working in layers, light...


The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art

by Charles Bouleau

This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau...


Symbolism

by Nathalia Brodskaya

Symbolism appeared in France and Europe between the 1880s and the beginning of the 20th century. The Symbolists, fascinated with ancient mythology, attempted to escape the reign of rational thought imposed by...


Splash 15: Creative Solutions

by Rachel Wolf

In this 15th volume of the highly celebrated Splash series, 100+ of today's most accomplished watercolor artists share some of their favorite paintings and the "a-ha!" moments behind them.

These artists have...


Mastering Fantasy Art - Drawing Dynamic Characters: People, Poses, Creatures and More

by John Stanko

Bring the power of realism to your fantasy drawings!

Great fantasy art transports viewers to a realm where the impossible becomes less so, and all manner of strange beasts and beings dwell. It takes more than...


Painting Nature in Watercolor with Cathy Johnson: 37 Step-By-Step Demonstrations Using Watercolor Pencil and Paint

by Cathy Johnson

Breathe fresh air into your watercolors! Capture the wonders of nature!

From crashing waves to sculptured deserts, from grand sunsets to humble wildflowers, from backyard discoveries to exotic getaways, the...


Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques

by Nancy Reyner

50 dazzling techniques...for work that shines above the rest!

From the author of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this book blazes new creative territory with 50 techniques that...