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An inventive decorative artist presents his own interpretation of several European painting styles, showing crafters at all skill levels how to create charming pieces that will complement any decor. The book begins with a brief historical survey of European folk art. The first chapter is devoted to supplies: working with acrylic paints, selecting brushes, and gathering other essential materials. After reviewing several basic painting techniques and how... more...

These projects for pleasure and practice teach new skills such as plastic-wrap stippling or how pigments react. The book encourages experimentation and learning by doing for artists at all levels.

This is a collection of the work of 18 accomplished portrait and figure artists, was designed to help artists discover and refine their own personal styles. The painting techniques of a number of mediums and methods are explored in depth, including painterly watercolours, lush traditional oils, abstracted images, colourful impressionistic works, and stylized works in acrylic. The book is an integration of the three most important aspects of painting... more...



Overcome the obstacles to your artistic expression Improving your artwork can be as simple as learning how to trust your eyes. Your Artist's Brain shows you how to portray even the most complex subjects by focusing on what you really see - not what you think you see. Expert art instructor Carl Purcell shows you how to overcome dependency on the "intellectual brain" and listen carefully to the more observant... more...

The cave-temple complex popularly known as the Dunhuang caves is the world's largest extant repository of Tang Buddhist art. Among the best preserved of the Dunhuang caves is the Zhai Family Cave, built in 642. It is this remarkable cave-temple that forms the focus of Ning Qiang's cross-disciplinary exploration of the interrelationship of art, religion, and politics during the Tang. In his careful examination of the paintings and sculptures found... more...

Painting with watercolors gives you endless opportunities to create the world you want. You choose whether to let the sun blaze or the rain pour, to move a maple tree here or make the trail wind over there, to subdue a hillside with quiet greens or make a forest glow with dazzling golds and reds. It's not only a matter of what to paint, but how to go about painting it. This book examines, one at a time, the... more...

Capture the Charm and Tranquility of the Country Nothing pleases the eye and stirs the senses quite like landscape paintings. Now you can experience the joy and satisfaction of painting your own charming country scenes with this complete step-by-step guide. Inside you'll find 10 start-to-finish painting demonstrations that empower you to paint a range of realistic pastoral scenes, from dancing waterfalls and... more...

Discover a simple approach to capturing a world of beautiful skin tones Chris Saper takes the mystery and guesswork out of portrait painting while leaving its joy fully intact. Continuing the exploration started in the her first book, Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light, this sequel offers step-by-step demonstrations that cover an even wider range of ethnic groups and ages. You'll get... more...