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Geoff Kersey shares his expertise in this book packed full of tips for watercolour painters. Learn all you need to know, from what to buy, composing a painting and mastering techniques such as wet into wet and dry brush work, to how to paint skies, water, trees, buildings and more. The tips are clearly explained and illustrated through artwork and step-by-step photographs.
This title was previously published as Geoff's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new, easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from leading artists.
Look inside the book.$25.99
Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics – building trust, establishing focus and control and mastering training techniques. From there, the author explains his playful, careful and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. The book also features:
- Solutions to common canine behaviour problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking and common mealtime misbehaviours
- Easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks and photographs to demonstrate each technique
- Inspiring stories about the author's favorite students and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters
The author believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog.$27.99
Experience wonder and excitement as you mindfully take your painting technique to the next level whether you're a novice or an experienced painter. You will learn how to prepare your art space, work with intention and move between action and observation, responding to the work along the way.
Paint Alchemy will help you cultivate a full perspective on the process: from developing ideas in a sketchbook to crystalizing your vision. As you work through the exercises, you'll gain a better understanding of colour theory, mark making, representational form, abstraction and composition.$32.99
'Awagami Factory' is a registered brand of washi papers crafted under the direction of the Fujimori family in Tokushima, Japan.
This huge 500g assorted paper pack contains a generous assortment of Awagami decorative papers – over 100 sheets ranging in size from 80 x 40mm to 290 x 210mm – which can be used for card making, collage, origami or scrapbooking.
Contents vary from pack to pack.$15.99
This relaxed-fit dress has asymmetric side flare, deep bottom band, back yoke with centre back seam, long tapered sleeves and narrow hems.
Suggested Fabrics Light to medium-weight knits, 2 or 4-way stretch
Multi size XS – XXL$35.00
Enjoy Sue Spargo's captivating work all year long in this spectacular wall calendar.
Sue's quilts shine in big, beautiful photographs that are so realistic that when you hang the calendar, it actually looks like a quilt on the wall! Owners of the calendar will want to slow the days to savor each amazing stitch. Patterns not included.$34.99$29.99