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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...


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...


French Painting

by Victoria Charles

The influence of works by French artists extends itself across all artistic styles, and many French works have gained world fame as classics. This book gives an overview of the French milestones in still lifes,...


Creative Freedom: 52 Art Ideas, Projects and Exercises to Overcome Your Creativity Block

by Maggie Price

Paint outside the lines!

Jumpstart your creativity and inject new life into your art.

Struggling to get started? Paralyzed by the fear of failure? Find yourself falling back on the same colors again and again?...


Rhythmic Form in Art

by Irma A. Richter

In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium, illuminating the connections between art and science. 38 figures. 34...


Human Anatomy for Art Students

by Ralph Thompson & Sir Alfred Fripp

Covers the skeleton, the regions of the body, extremities, joints, the trunk, and the head and neck, in addition to expression and gesture. More than 130 detailed figures plus 31 plates.


Figure Drawing

by Richard G. Hatton

Accessible guide approaches figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. Covers all aspects of sketching the human form, with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles.