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Sandra Cate's pioneering ethnography of art-making at Wat Buddhapadipa, a Thai Buddhist temple in Wimbledon, England, explores contemporary art at the crossroads of identity, authority and value. Between 1984 and 1992, twenty-six young Thai artists painted a series of temple murals that continue to attract worshippers and tourists from around the world. Their work, both celebrated and controversial, depicts stories from the Buddha's lives in... more...

Layer It Colorful! Layer It Lush! Are you afraid of spoiling the blank page with a mish-mash of ugly colors? Vibrant design, striking marks, textures and dynamic color combinations can be easily attained by anyone--seasoned painters as well as those who have never squeezed paint from a bottle. The secret is the right progression of layers. Within these pages you will find easy to follow secrets for... more...

Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery. The book is a compilation of the best features from The Potter's Studio Handbook and The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, bringing the best of hand-building... more...

Mandala for the Inspired Artist is sure to spark endless hours of DIY and craft mandala projects and imagination! Learn how to create your own beautiful mandalas using a variety of tools and mediums. One part inspiration, one part how-to, Mandala for the Inspired Artist is chock full of unique and inspirational prompts, exercises, and approachable step-by-step projects that are perfect for crafters of any... more...

Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her teaching into a concise guide that focuses on the things that matter most to aspiring painters. Not only can oil painting techniques be picked up relatively quickly, but the medium is relatively forgiving, allowing novices to easily correct their mistakes. Soan offers advice on materials (keeping things to a minimum), mixing colors, basic brush techniques, and using a palette... more...


As Joseph Zbukvic explains, in order to set the mood in a composition, artists need to set their clocks--their watercolor clocks, that is. The watercolor clock is a simple, but ingenious teaching device Zbukvic created to show artists how to manipulate watercolor materials for dazzling, atmospheric effects. The "clock" accompanies every visual example in this book, helping artists anticipate how the condition of the paper (wet, dry, moderate, etc.)... more...

A revealing gesture, a brilliant quality of light, a particularly perfect bloom... This volume of Splash is dedicated to those glorious sparks of inspiration, and the stories of how 129 artists fanned them into some of today's greatest watercolor paintings. The emotional connection between subject and artist resonates in these pages, delivering the caliber of art and insight that has made Splash a perennial favorite. 135... more...

Unlock the secrets to gorgeous, expressive, unforgettable color! Finding color combinations that not only work but excite the eye is one of the greatest challenges artists face. This updated and expanded 30th anniversary edition of the North Light classic Exploring Color teaches artists of all mediums and skill levels how to use and control color in their artwork and shows how exhilarating and enjoyable the ride can be. Popular... more...

Fresh from the studios of 100 leading artists...125+ beautiful lessons on making texture work! Acrylics are an incredibly versatile medium, perfect for achieving everything from delicate petals to shadows cast across a crumbling brick wall to mesmerizing reflections in the chrome bumper of a '54 Packard. In the hands of today's top artists, there is no limit to the possibilities. The third volume in the... more...

Are you ready to release your inner artist? The Big Painting Challenge is a revolutionary guide to painting and drawing, to accompany the new BBC series presented by Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon. Packed with practical information, useful exercises, and accessible projects in almost every medium, it will give you the confidence you need to express your artistic side. Whether you want to work with charcoal or ink, acrylics, or... more...