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Following a historical overview of still life, the author gives advice on painting materials and studio set-up. Proportion and perspective are covered as are principles of content, theme and mood, together with demonstrations on how to create a variety of still life compositions.

In Invisible Oil, the artist Ernst Logar addresses the material petroleum and its importance as a basis of our modern civilization using the example of the Scottish petroleum metropolis Aberdeen. In the course of his work, the artist managed to get access to non public places of the North Sea based petroleum industry. The photographs taken and the correspondence with the petroleum companies, which are active there, are documented as well as the... more...

Most other oil painting books tell you about brushes, mixing colors, what kinds of canvases, etc. This book assumes you already have those books on hand. The author was an illustrator who became a teacher, and apparently he saw his students making the same mistakes over and over. Keys to Successful Landscape Painting uses 50 examples of errors and corrections. Well-done!

A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year. In Landscape and Memory, award-winning author Simon Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The... more...

The first edition of this book, published in 1994, reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays—from Edward Said, W. J. T. Mitchell, Jonathan Bordo, Michael Taussig, and Robert Pogue... 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.


Secrets to Painting Beautiful Landscapes Painting the landscape can be fun and rewarding--if you make the right decisions as you paint. After all, it is the artist's greatest challenge to somehow capture a sense of it all--the grandness, the majesty, the splendor of nature--with just a few strokes of paint on a canvas. Popular art instructor Johannes Vloothuis makes the process a whole lot easier with the... more...

Capture the magic of nature in pastel. From the first ferns unfurling in spring to the flaming red foliage of fall and the snow-blanketed quiet of winter, master pastel artist and teacher Elizabeth Mowry offers both beginners and seasoned artists alike a fresh approach to creating light-filled landscape paintings. Using her decades of experience and gift for observation, Mowry infuses every page with time-tested pastel techniques to... more...

Paint with passion, purpose and pleasure What do you want your landscape painting to say about this place, this moment? How do you use the visual vocabulary - line, shape, value, color, edges - to say it? With this book, your conversation with nature will direct your brush. With an exhilarating, synergistic combination of indoor and outdoor painting, Kevin Macpherson shows you how to create personal, poetic... more...