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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...


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...


101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-By-Step Art Projects from Over a Hundred International Artists

by SAA

101 Top Techniques for Artists is a colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today's most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step...


Dramatic Color in the Landscape: Painting Land and Light in Oil and Pastel

by Brian Keeler

Fill your paintings with spring light, winter scenes, autumn ambiance, summer sunsets, and more!

Dramatic Color in the Landscape will help you to discover ways to enliven your paintings with the brilliant color...


Acrylic Painting with Passion: Explorations for Creating Art That Nourishes the Soul

by Tesia Blackburn

Get your creative spirit up and running!

Acrylic Painting With Passion easily answers the question: What should I paint now? Tesia Blackburn comes to the rescue by introducing exercises and techniques that make...


AcrylicWorks: Ideas and Techniques for Today's Artists

by Nancy Reyner

A tribute to the expressiveness of today's artists and the incredible versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks features 126 contemporary masterpieces. This stunning collection covers a wide range of styles and...


Painting Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor: Revised & Expanded

by Soon Y. Warren

Paint flowers with feeling!

You can paint watercolors that capture the beauty and personality of roses, peonies, zinnias and many more brilliant blooms--and achieve color more vivid than you ever dreamed possible...


Light for the Artist

by Ted Seth Jacobs

Intermediate and advanced art students receive a broad vocabulary of effects with this in-depth study of light. Diagrams and paintings illustrate applications of principles to figure, still life, and landscape...


Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith

This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the...