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This book teaches artists to explore, and exploit, watercolour's unique properties in creative ways. The ability to create fresh, new paintings stems from a visual awareness of what past masters have achieved with the medium, and from a secure understanding of certain basic artistic principles of composition, design, and paint handling - all parts of a foundation the author terms practicial creativity and lays out for the reader. A series of painting... more...

A guide to painting buildings in oil which includes step-by-step demonstrations by four different artists. Each artist gives tips about materials, perspective, choice of theme, colour harmony, light and shadow, and other tricks of the painter's trade.

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 explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His... more...

English artists have made a unique contribution to the art of watercolor painting. In no other Western country has this very attractive medium been used so consistently, or for works of such stature, as in England between 1750 and the present day. In this general survey of the whole period, Graham Reynolds, formerly Keeper of Paintings and of Prints and Drawings at the Victoria & Albert Museum, discusses the paintings of over 100 artists including... more...

The Oiling Painting Book - Wendon Blake / Paintings by George Cherepov Watson - Guptill Publications New York Copyright 1979, First Printing 1978


This guide to painting still-life opens with a brief overview of the genre and the basic principles of painting. This is followed by four artists as they present contrasting styles, techniques, and ideas on composition as they paint still-life compositions step-by-step. The book is aimed at beginner and intermediate level artists. Other books by this author include "Oil Painting", "Watercolor" and "Drawing".

In this introduction to the basics of watercolor painting, beginners will learn all they need to know. Lessons and practical exercises highlight the instruction.

A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals.   Do you want to bring the joy back into your art? Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author... more...

In visual art, negative space refers to the areas within a painting not occupied by subject matter. Linda Kemp shows beginners and advanced artists how to harness the power of these often overlooked areas surrounding a painting's focal point. Troubleshooting suggestions and secrets are included.

What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions," each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant art historians of our time, cleverly and gracefully guides readers through a variety of... more...