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How to Paint Like the Old Masters
How to Paint Like the Old Masters
Paperback      ISBN: 082302671x
Explains in detailed, full-color demonstrations the oil-painting techniques perfected by sixteenthand seventeenth-century masters, studying portraits by Titian, Caravaggio, Reubens, and Rembrandt
Painting Basics
Painting Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 1581800363
You can transform a blank canvas into a spectacular landscape even if you've never painted before. Jerry Yarnell?the master of popular painting?will show you how with his successful step-by-step painting techniques. You'll learn to create beautiful art, building your skills and having fun every time you approach the canvas. The lessons inside will enable you to produce 10 complete paintings and provide you with detailed information on subjects such as color mixing, applications, composition, value studies, depth perception and much more. Whether you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced painter, Jerry Yarnell's 28 years of art experience will inspire and enrich your painting journey?a lifelong learning process full of discovery and wonder.
A Very Victorian Passion: The Orchid Paintings of John Day, 1863 to 1888
A Very Victorian Passion
The Orchid Paintings of John Day, 1863 to 1888
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500970157
John Day (1824-1888) was an eminent English orchid grower and collector who flourished from the early 1850s until the late 1880s. From 1862 he not only grew orchids but also painted watercolours of the plants in his own collection at High Cross, Tottenham, and in other major collections in and around Victorian London. His paintings of over 2,300 orchids bound in 53 'scrapbooks', constitute a unique archive recording these beautiful flowers, introduced into England from around the world when orchidmania was at its zenith. Day's paintings are not only beautiful: they are also of real scientific value. Day often sent pressed flowers and copies of his paintings to Professor Heinrich Reichenbach of Hamburg, who subsequently deemed many of them new to science. Day's illustrations, therefore, are often of the 'type' plant - the plant upon which the new name was based. The Day archive is used daily by scientists and horticulturists at Kew but has never been published or available more widely. It is an incomparable record of the introduction of novelties from around the world - particularly the New World, India and the Far East - the early hybrids and spectacular species that have been lost to horticulture.
Dramatic Light: Paint Eye-catching Art in Watercolor And Oil
Dramatic Light
Paint Eye-catching Art in Watercolor And Oil
Hardcover      ISBN: 1581806582
An experienced painter reviews the basic concepts of watercolor painting and composition, and introduces techniques for painting objects and scenes with transparency, translucence, luminosity, and light reflection. Color photographs of a work in progress illustrate each step for replicating glass, silk, interior lights, candlelight, sunlight, and water distortions. Seven of the 21 demonstrations use oil paints. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Patterns of Intention
On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 0300037635
Defines and explains various concepts regarding the painter's intentions in order to provide a basis for understanding of a work of art
Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor: Techniques in Watercolor
Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor
Techniques in Watercolor
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0891347305
This book will show you how 24 watercolor painters capture their subjects' brilliant colors, subtle shadings, graceful shapes and delicate textures. Assembled from some of the best teaching available, this comprehensive, step-by-step instruction will help you create your own, breathtaking watercolor gardens.
Drawing and Painting Animals
Drawing and Painting Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 0891346678
Shows simple exercises on how to draw basic shapes and forms, including dogs, cats, bears, horses, elephants, and birds, and offers tips on materials and tools
1900: Art at the Crossroads
Art at the Crossroads
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810943034
Looking back on a "watershed year" in the history of art, this insightful survey of the era's most groundbreaking work, and the artists who produced it, covers Sargent, Whistler, Homer, Klimt, Rouault, Matisse, Kandinsky, Picasso, and others.
Sports Illustrated in the Paint: The Complete Body-painting Collection from the Si Swimsuit Issue
Sports Illustrated in the Paint
The Complete Body-painting Collection from the Si Swimsuit Issue
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933821205
A complete collection of painted swimsuit photographs from Sports Illustrated's popular swimsuit issue captures the magnificent optical illlusions created by makeup artist Joanne Gare and the magazine's noted photographers, along with essays, stories, and columns that look at the history of body painting and its Sports Illustrated incarnations. 50,000 first printing.
Looking North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations : The Potlatch Collection
Looking North
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations : The Potlatch Collection
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 189043454x