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  • Painting with Acrylicsby Ian Coleman

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.78

    Acrylics are a versatile and exciting medium, but how can you get the most from these paints? This book shows you how. With step-by-step examples, it explains the core brush skills for a beginner. For those with more experience, it introduces a range of techniques so you can learn, for example, how to blend your colours, use transparent washes... more...

  • 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...

  • Das Buch der Farbenby Max J. Kobbert

    Primus Verlag 2012; US$ 69.73

    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$ 113.49

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginnerby Mark Willenbrink

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 24.99

    The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the... more...

  • Radiant Oilsby Arleta Pech

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 29.99

    Glazing Techniques for Paintings that Glow Bring new life to your paintings using transparent glazing. Step by step and layer by layer, this book will show you how to use this classic approach to infuse your work with radiant color, exquisite texture and a breathtaking sense of light. 5 simple studies focus on using glazes to evoke a wide variety... more...