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  • Acrylic Painting With Lee Hammondby Lee Hammond

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99

    Instruction for Beginners - Results Like a Pro! You can learn to paint with skill and confidence. Lee Hammond makes painting with acrylics accessible and fun with sound guidance, practical tips and encouraging advice. As Lee explains, the magic of acrylic painting is in the layers. Painting in layers makes it easy to block out shapes, add... more...

  • Oil Painting with the Mastersby Cindy Salaski

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 29.99

    Master the art of oil painting with instruction on key topics and techniques such as materials, observation, references, forms, composition, color palettes, mixing colors, underpainting, working in layers, light effects, painting on location, textures and more from ten contributors, including beautiful gallery images of finished works. You will enjoy... more...

  • Das Buch der Farbenby Max J. Kobbert

    Primus Verlag 2012; US$ 35.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • Color Harmony in your Paintingsby Margaret Kessler

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 24.99

    Instill more emotion in your paintings through Color Harmony Color is one of the most powerful tools an artist can use to capture a mood or express an emotion. However, it can also be intimidating. In Color Harmony in Your Paintings , artist and teacher Margaret Kessler takes a friendly approach to help you understand and apply the principles of... 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...