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  • Paint by Numbersby Claire van den Heever

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    The journey of Chinese art?from mass-produced propaganda in the Mao era to modern-day market darling?mirrors China?s own momentous changes like few other disciplines. Today, in both contemporary art and contemporary Chinese society, commerce and politics coexist in a delicate balance, which some call sensible and others, selling out. By traveling... more...

  • AcrylicWorks 2by Jamie Markle

    F+W Media 2015; Not Available

    "Acrylics allow me to be fearless." --Rhonda Franks, p88 A showcase of the versatility of the medium and what's being done with it today, AcrylicWorks 2 features stunning paintings from 100+ of today's top artists. Filled with radical techniques, happy accidents and endless possibilities, this 2nd volume of The Best of Acrylic Painting focuses... more...

  • Das Buch der Farbenby Max J. Kobbert

    Primus Verlag 2012; US$ 66.36

    Was sind eigentlich Farben und was sind Pigmente? Wie entstehen sie und was passiert, wenn man Farben mischt? Wir alle sehen Farben - jedenfalls wenn wir keine medizinisch bedingte Farbschwäche haben. Doch wie kommt es, dass unser Auge Farben wahrnehmen kann? Und wie wirken Farben auf unsere Stimmungen und Gefühle? Und ist es sogar möglich, durch Farben... more...

  • Wie auf den Tag das Abendsonnenlicht...by Anette Niethammer

    Traugott Bautz 2006; US$ 108.00

    Der aus Leipzig stammende Bildhauer und Maler Art(h)ur Volkmann (1851 -1941) gehört zu den wenig bekannten Künstlern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Doch führt gerade die Beschäftigung mit seinem Oeuvre hinein in die Auseinandersetzungen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts um eine der Zeit angemessene, künstlerische Formensprache. Wir begegnen in Volkmanns Umfeld... more...

  • Painting the Nude in Oilsby Adele Wagstaff

    Crowood 2015; US$ 21.86

    The nude has inspired artists for centuries and continues to inspire us today. Alongside a historical study of the nude in painting, this book introduces oil paint and gives advice on techniques when using this challenging and rewarding medium. Capturing the beauty of form and the delicate colours of the figure, it celebrates the powerful images... more...

  • Practical Art: Oil Workshopby Aggy Boshoff

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95

    Practical Art: Oil Workshop is for anyone who wants to find out how to paint with oils or improve their skills. Starting with materials and basic techniques such as color blending, Practical Art: Oil Workshop includes warm up exercises encouraging you to try out a range of oil-paints and surfaces, designed to build your confidence. ... more...

  • Black Velvet Artby Eric A. Eliason; Scott Squire

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jesus, matadors, panthers, bandits, Indians, movie stars, waifs, and, of course, Elvis are recognized icons of the oft-despised, uber-kitsch art form of black velvet painting. In Black Velvet Art author Eric A. Eliason and photographer Scott Squire present a comprehensive overview of this covertly-loved and overtly-reviled tradition. In cooperation... more...

  • Fast & Fun Flowers in Acrylicsby Laure Paillex

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 28.99

    Paint a Garden of Gorgeous Flowers, Instantly! Let the sun shine in! In one afternoon you can learn to paint a gorgeous garden of colorful flowers, even if you've never held a brush before. Open this guide and see how easy and fun it is. Just follow along step by step and in no time, you'll be painting pansies, jasmine, hydrangeas, roses, tiger lilies,... more...

  • Acrylic Innovationby Nancy Reyner

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99

    Acrylic is often used as a substitute for oil paint or watercolor, but the real gold mine is in allowing the medium freedom to do what it does best. This book shows how today's artists are doing exactly that. It's loaded with original artwork and valuable insight from 64 artists, incredibly diverse in styles and subjects, each using acrylic in unique... more...

  • Rethinking Acrylicby Patti Brady

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 29.99

    Have you ever walked into an art supply store, stood in front of the amazing array of acrylic products and just thrown up your hands in confusion, leaving the store without buying something new to experiment with? If you've ever wondered what to do with all those products, then this book is for you. If you've been using acrylic in traditional painting... more...