The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Glory and Destruction
Paperback ISBN: 0810927675
A collection completed just seconds before the earthquake that hit the Italian town of Assisi in September 1997 contains the most detailed and faithful full-color photographs, sixty-five in all, ever taken of the frescoes of St. Francis's Basilica.
The Art of Airbrushing
Techniques and Step-by-Step Projects for the Novice
Paperback ISBN: 1600582141
Simple, illustrated demonstrations and step-by-step projects aim to help the prospective air brusher to hone his or her craft, in a full-color book with 120 illustrations.
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.
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 0892811420
A companion volume to Sacred Mirrors features a decade of visionary and spiritual artwork from the acclaimed artist, presenting nearly three hundred full-color and black-and-white images, accompanied by essays on the artist's work. (Fine Arts)
New Tricks & Techniques for Working With the World's Most Versatile Medium
Hardcover ISBN: 1581808046
A professional art instructor offers a comprehensive tutorial in the use and application of acrylic paints, introducing more than one hundred tips, tricks, and techniques for working with the versatile medium, along with step-by-step demonstrations, a series of projects, and a gallery of finished art.
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.
Botanical Illustration in Watercolor
Paperback ISBN: 0823005305
In this volume Wunderlich shows the watercolour artist how to recreate the colours and textures found in nature. The lessons include where to find subjects, how to design a composition faithful to nature, and how to draw and paint plants, from initial sketch to finished work.