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Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the craftsman in his studio. His writing extended throughout the five decades or more of his career. Soon after the young painter’s arrival in Paris from the provinces, he began a literary-art magazine; he wrote polemical... more...

A beautifully illustrated, essential guide to the joy and principles of painting plants and flowers with watercolors The characteristics of watercolor naturally complement botanical art, and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and color mixing, building confidence with... more...

The Victorian era gave rise to some of the most beautiful and extraordinary watercolours ever painted. With their meticulous technique and discreet purpose, they convey much about the romantic and moral temperament of the age. This volume is the first general introduction to what was a particularly popular medium in the Victorian era and was, in fact, the preferred form of expression for many artists. Through his discussion of subject matter and... more...

A scholarly treatment of the early Netherlandish painter Gerard David, an important figure of the Northern Renaissance. It covers his working methods and underdrawings, also his origins, his early years in Bruges, his development of landscape painting, and his dealings with foreign patrons.

In this stunningly beautiful book, bird artist William T. Cooper explores and demonstrates all aspects of drawing and painting birds. Renowned for his gorgeous and accurate wildlife renderings, Cooper here explains in detail how to create a true impression of a bird's appearance. The author describes his own experiences among birds in the wild, discusses bird anatomy, and lays out the essential principles of realistic painting. He... more...


A step-by-step guide to materials and techniques for today’s watercolorists. With the aid of this practical guide, amateur artists can explore every aspect of watercolor, from understanding the historical background to learning how to master the many different techniques. The in-depth guide to materials explains how to choose the right ones for your purpose from the many available today, and how to get the best results. Step-by-step... more...

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 with watercolor. In this expanded edition of Soon Y. Warren's best-selling book, she will help you: Capture the unique shapes, textures, details--and temperaments--of magnolias, hibiscus,... more...

Enjoy producing better oil paintings, and getting professional-looking results by studying the methods of today's great masters. Kevin Macpherson, Laurie Kersey, Richard McKinley, Camille Przewodek, Phil Starke, George Gallo, Marc Hanson, Susan Lyon, Jeffrey Watts, and Robert Johnson - all offer expert art instruction by providing step-by-step painting demonstrations that include landscapes, portraits, and still... more...

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 print by popular demand, How to Paint Living Portraits has been updated to help today's artists discover the joys of this time-honored tradition. Hands-on instruction covers a range of ages and ethnicities, offering a... more...

What's the best way to stretch watercolor paper? What basic materials do I need to start oil painting? How can I use color to create mood in my paintings? Readers can find answers to these questions and much more in 100 Things Every Artist Should Know. This broad book aims to equip and inspire beginners with fundamental art knowledge, as well as provide a refresher course for more experienced artists. Readers can... more...