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  • 1000 Dog Portraits

    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks. Roger A. Caras, Animal Welfare Activist

    1000 Dog Portraits is a compilation of quirky, fun, fanatical illustrations, paintings, collages and drawings from designers and artists around the globe. From hounds to herding dogs, and mutts to terriers, there is a diverse range of artistic renditions from naïve and abstract to traditional portraiture.

    Artist and designer Robynne Raye curates this collection that is a study guide on style for the budding artist as well as a book of inspiration to the practicing professional. There's even a chapter called, "How Many Ways Can You Draw A Beagle?" showing the myriad of ways an artist can depict a single breed of dog.

    $29.99
  • A-Z of Flower Portraits

    This step-by-step resource updates traditional botanical paintings, adding an elegant, modern flair to flower portraiture.

    Each chapter offers case studies, close-up details, and explanations of various styling techniques and finishing methods that give more than 30 flower portraits an organic feel, emphasizing their botanical nature.

    Includes tips for buying the best materials for successful results as well as basic brushstroke and surface techniques-such as wet-into-wet, colour blending, lifting out, layering glazes and dry brushing.

    $46.99
  • Abstract Art Painting

    Would you love to take your art in a new direction?

    In Abstract Art Painting, you will enter a realm of tactile, intuitive excitement, combining pastel and acrylic to achieve results as unique as you are. You'll learn how to explore the use of colour theory in abstraction and to use underpainting to bring structure and depth to your art.

    In addition you'll begin to understand how to work in a series and how this can help you develop your own personal style.

    $34.99
  • Abstract Nature

    Learn to create vibrant abstract art that reflects the variety of the four seasons.

    Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive painting. It is divided into helpful sections to teach the reader how to use acrylics, watercolours or airbrushing, as well as natural materials such as sand, bark and leaves, to create captivating pictures full of colour and vitality.

    There is a wealth of stunning abstract pieces by Waltraud which will provide inspiration for more experience painters as well as the beginner. The book covers the variations through all seasons, teaching the reader to see the natural world with creativity and a fresh new perspective.

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    $34.99
  • Abstracts: Techniques and Textures

    Abstracts: Techniques and Textures takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, it covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically.

    This is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts. It features 50 studies detailing dozens of techniques and textures readers can use to practise achieving abstract and non-figurative painting.

    The book also includes more than 350 selected images to inspire and guide the reader's eye.

    $34.99
  • Art for All Seasons
    Parents and children alike will delight in her easy-to-explore art adventures which guide the readers while encouraging them to find their own artistic voice. Inside and out-of doors, 'Art For All Seasons' is the perfect choice any time of year.
    $43.99
  • Art Journal Kickstarter

    Kickstart your art journaling journey today! With back-to-back journal pages from more than 100 art journaling enthusiasts, you'll embark on an exploration filled with top-notch techniques and the kind of journal fodder that your artistic soul has been craving.

    • 140+ original art journal pages
    • Dozens of journaling prompts
    • Time-tested advice
    • Unbelievable inspiration
    • Mixed-media secrets
    • Funky materials

    Let your art journaling transformation begin today as you uncover the simple strategies that will take you to the next level in your artistic journey.

    $39.99
  • Art Journey: Abstract Painting

    This book is a stunning volume of more than 100 award-winning abstract works showcasing the colourful and expressive nature of contemporary abstract art.

    Pieces have been hand-selected from the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 competitions and The Artist's Magazine's annual competitions, hard-bound to provide years of beauty and enjoyment. Each painting is accompanied by an insightful critique from the artist. You may discover oil painting tips, watercolour techniques, details about creative process, artistic inspiration and revelations on why abstraction is an important art form.

    $85.00
  • Art of Botanical Painting

    This is the definitive instructional guide to the art of botanical illustration, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society.

    This beautifully illustrated book covers all aspects of the subject and is an essential book for all serious students of botanical painting. The book includes useful information about materials, basic plant anatomy, flower and leaf shapes, and then explores the techniques for drawing and coloured pencil work, as well as painting with watercolour and gouache. Subjects include exotic and common plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers in the garden.

    Packed with step-by-step demonstrations and stunning illustrations, this is an inspiring, practical guide, as well as a visual treat.

    $29.99
  • Art of Chalk

    In The Art of Chalk, noted street painter Tracy Lee Stum takes an inspiring look at the many exciting creative applications for this easily accessible medium. With a historic overview of chalk's origins as an art medium, and how its artistic uses have evolved over the centuries, this book is a wealth of knowledge for anyone looking to get creative with this time-honored art medium.

    Featuring the impressive work of some of today's most prominent artists and designers, The Art of Chalk explores helpful and inspiring techniques used in typography and lettering, fine art and the intricate, elaborate and mind-bending chalk designs known as street art. In the resources section, you'll even find a detailed listing of chalk festivals held around the world.

    $29.99
  • Art of Sumi-e

    In this beautiful book, Naomi Okamoto passes on her experience and knowledge of Sumi-e – traditional Japanese ink painting that uses only ink, white space and simple brushstrokes to capture the essence of an object, person, animal or scene.

    With her deep understanding of both the technical and spiritual aspects of this ancient art, she guides the reader expertly through the materials required and the techniques involved, successfully conveying as she does so the cultural and historical background to this exquisite artform. There are numerous ink paintings and simple exercises throughout, making this book ideal for anyone wishing to acquire the skills associated with Sumi-e, as well as an understanding of the philosophy behind it.

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    $42.99
  • Art on the Rocks

    Art on the Rocks offers a colourful, modern approach to rock painting by taking artists and crafters through a dynamic exploration of numerous techniques and projects that both inspire and teach the art of creating beautiful painted stones.

    Following a comprehensive overview of the craft, including a review of the tools and materials, as well as how to gather and prep stones, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary techniques and 25 fun step-by-step tutorials that demonstrate how to create a variety of painted stones featuring patterns, dots, animals, mandalas, nature motifs and more. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging readers to customize the projects to their own taste.

    Packed with creative ideas, loads of tips, and endless inspiration, Art on the Rocks makes a wonderful addition to any artist or crafter's bookshelf.

    $27.99
  • Art Studio: Dogs

    Designed for beginning artists, Art Studio: Dogs combines a variety of step-by-step art projects, including drawing, painting, mixed media and more, to help you transform your love of animals into fine art.

    Opening with a helpful overview of basic tools, materials and techniques, the book then dives into more than 50 step-by-step projects to help artists get started drawing and painting animals in any medium. With helpful tips, techniques and methods for creating animal artwork in a variety of artistic styles, the book helps artists of any skill level find inspiration, explore different tools and materials, and have fun in the process.

    $27.99
  • Art Studio: Flowers

    Designed for beginning artists, Art Studio: Flowers combines a variety of step-by-step art projects, including drawing, painting, mixed media and more, to help you transform your love of flowers into fine art.

    Opening with a helpful overview of basic tools, materials and techniques, the book then dives into more than 50 step-by-step projects to help artists get started drawing and painting flowers in any medium. With helpful tips, techniques and methods for creating floral artwork in a variety of artistic styles, the book helps artists of any skill level find inspiration, explore different tools and materials, and have fun in the process.

    $27.99
  • Artist Toolbox: Color

    In Artist Toolbox: Color, painters will learn how to create impactful work with an understanding of basic colour theory. Topics include the colour wheel, hue, saturation, value, temperature, relativity, colour relationships and colour mixing.

    Artists will learn how colour captures mood and helps communicate meaning as well as how to use colour to create personal, expressive works of art. Step-by-step projects and accessible technique demonstrations show colour theory in action, making this book a useful reference for any beginning artist's library.

    $19.99
  • Artist Toolbox: Painting Tools & Materials

    In Painting Tools & Materials focuses on the key concepts and practical aspects of working with specific tools, materials, and mediums to impart a complete understanding for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of painting.

    • Discover the important differences in brush styles, sizes, shapes and types; how each brush is used to create different types of strokes; and how different types of brushes interact with various paints and supports

      Learn how to properly load brushes with paint, how to shape brushes to create specific strokes and effects, when to choose synthetic-hair over natural-hair and much more

    $19.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Airbrushing

    Expert airbrusher and photorealism artist, Meinrad Froschin, lends his expertise, providing insider tips and advice on materials and equipment while simultaneously giving an insight into his artistic work, particularly his use of transparent colours.

    • Professional airbrushing techniques made accessible for absolute beginners
    • Illustrated, step-by-step guides for every technique
    • Expert tips and advice from renowned artist

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    $31.99
  • Big Book of Tiny Art

    Showcasing both drawing and painting, this inspirational guidebook offers an up-close look at the art of the miniature. Features include:

    • An introduction to miniature art and its history
    • Photographs of stunning miniature art composed to highlight and demonstrate the actual size of the artwork
    • Insight and professional tips from the artists about how they work and how to achieve big impact on tiny canvases
    • A small selection of how-to projects demonstrates how beginning artists interested in miniature art can get started

    $27.99
  • Bold Expressive Painting

    Cultivate the skills necessary for expressionism and find a new approach to perspective painting. From acrylics to oil, pastels to water-soluble pencils, you will not feel stuck in your exploration of art. Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales helps you find personal color palette that will come alive in your painting.

    The book is set up as a walk through the art realm—you start out with the basics, with the elements and principles, but the refresher of techniques is later used in the numerous projects that Annie creates for you to try out and experiment with. This is useful because you can play with colour without fear of making a mistake, test out bold textures to see their different effects, and loosen up your line-work.

    Features:

    • 10 step-by-step projects: floral, landscape, and still life paintings
    • Over twenty in-depth techniques covering gelli plate printing, colour schemes and mixing charts, and creating collage materials
    • Mixed-media ideas that give rise to inspiration boards, painting notes, and underpainting

    The book also talks about an important concept to creating pure art—passion. Your hands hold the skill, your eyes the vision, and your heart the passion. Bring all three together with Bold Expressive Painting. Floral and landscape paintings can easily look similar in different artwork. But here, the design is rooted in your perspective. Take ownership of your painting and learn mixed-media skills to develop an intricate composition. The dynamic designs and endless ideas are yours for the taking!

    $42.99