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Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don’t have the time to lay the groundwork. Here’s a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life. Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools,... more...

This collection brings together for the first time many of the influential Marxist art-historian Andrew Hemingway’s most important works on Romantic landscape painting. With a careful eye for both the ideological and aesthetic aspects of a wide range of pieces, Hemingway’s keen insights offer stunning new perspectives on some of the most important painters of the era.

Beloved author Josie Iselin's collaged images of the treasures we live with as reminders of the beachfrom sea glass to driftwood, shells to stonesevoke the timeless elements of sand, ocean, and refreshing sea air. In her writings, Iselin shares thoughts on the varied ways we experience the beach while also providing fascinating insights into the scientific ecosystem of the ocean, such as how the oyster constructs its shell and the ways in which algae... more...

Make your landscape paintings more adventurous with these mixed-media techniques! Popular artist and teacher Soraya French encourages her students to broaden their horizons, and here she gives painters the tools they need to experiment with exciting combinations of acrylics, pastels, and collage. The book is divided into the four seasons, and the particular colors, shapes, patterns, and textures associated with each one; it also... more...

A photographic diary of a small Midwestern farm and the family who’ve made it their home In Roshara Journal, father-and-son team Jerry and Steve Apps share the monthly happenings at their family’s farm in central Wisconsin. Featuring Steve’s stunning photos and fifty years of Jerry’s journal entries, Roshara Journal captures the changes—both from month to month and over the decades—on the landscape... more...


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 brushes and photorealistic style in favor of big, bold strokes of watercolor. In the years since, he's developed not only a wonderfully fresh, luminous painting style, but also an approach that takes the... more...

Master the impressionist painting style with Painting the Impressionistic Landscape! The Impressionist movement that began 130 years ago set artists free to experiment outdoors, capturing the fleeting effects and many moods of sunlight in their paintings by juxtaposing contrasting colors. Although those colors may not actually be apparent in nature, on canvas and paper they appear spontaneous and naturalistic. The skill is in knowing... more...

With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Acrylic: Seasons is the perfect resource for beginning acrylic artists. Acrylic: Seasons teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting the different seasons in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Acrylic: Seasons is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists... more...

David Whitehead is an enthusiastic watercolour landscape painter, living in Cheshire, with a deep love of the English landscape, particularly the wild places. He has spent 20 years developing his own style of portraying these landscapes in loose, impressionistic watercolour, from the South Pennine moors to the estuaries of East Anglia. In this book he offers watercolour painters who want to develop their own style a self-help guide, based on his own... more...

Aesthetic Transcendentalism is a philosophy endorsing the qualitative and creative aspects of nature. Theoretically it argues for a metaphysical dimension of nature that is aesthetically real, pluralistic, and prolific. It directs our attention to the rich complexity of immediate experience, the possibility of discovering new aesthetic features about the world, and the transformative potential of art as an organic expression. This book presents the... more...