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Enchanting Fairies: How to Paint Charming Fairies and Flowers
Enchanting Fairies
How to Paint Charming Fairies and Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 1581809565
Readers discover how to draw children, adolescents, and adults and add wings and pointy ears to create fairies filled with sweetness and mischief in a drawing manual that provides demonstrations, tips, and techniques for capturing the essence of fairies. Original. 15,000 first printing.
1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789315246
Traces the history of great paintings from thirteenth century to the present, following each piece with information about the artist and the current location of the painting.
Practice of Tempera Painting
Practice of Tempera Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0486203433
Historical background, step-by-step instruction, materials, permanence. Lucid, careful exposition of all aspects of authentic technique. 85 illustrations.
An Introduction to Oil Painting
An Introduction to Oil Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0789432897
Describes the characteristics of oil paint, demonstrates various painting techniques, and discusses brushes, paint mixing, and tools
Painting Better Landscapes
Painting Better Landscapes
Paperback      ISBN: 082303576x
Fifteen lessons concentrate on different aspects of landscape painting, including negative shapes, value relationship, depth, lines and composition of movement, linear perspective, and division of space
The Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan
The Erotic Sentiment
In the Paintings of China and Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814950
In Eastern cultures, it was customary to present collections of erotic art called pillow books to newlyweds. This full-color edition showcases the finest examples of this art from China and Japan, accompanied by selections of Taoist verse.
Sumi-E: Just for You
Sumi-E
Just for You
Paperback      ISBN: 0870113690
Introduces the Oriental art of painting flowers, trees, fruits, vegetables, animals, birds, and elements of the landscape using a brush and black ink
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 (booknews.com)
Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting: Its History, Aesthetics and Techniques
Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting
Its History, Aesthetics and Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0486264815
Comprehensive volume traces historical development of techniques and styles, analyzes aesthetic concepts, and provides information on materials, technical principles, and brush strokes.
Early Greek Vase Painting: 11Th-6Th Centuries Bc: A Handbook
Early Greek Vase Painting
11Th-6Th Centuries Bc: A Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0500203091
This book completes John Boardman's study of Greek vase painting in the World of Art. The author demonstrates that all the components of Greek art that were to culminate in the Classical styles of the fifth century can be traced in the development of vase painting in early Greece, from the eleventh to the sixth centuries B.C. The vases are the most prolific source for this study, as well as being invaluable documents of society, religion, trade, and colonization. The works discussed here display the Greek painter's craft at its most mathematical, its most colorful, and in its most directly narrative mode. The later achievements of Greek art can only be fully understood in light of this formative period of variety, competition, and experiment.