Oil paint is such a responsive and versatile medium that no two painters need use it in exactly the same way, and since its invention in Renaissance times it has never lost its popularity with artists. Amateurs also find it appealing, both because it is enjoyable to use and because mistakes can be so easily rectified.
This compact book explains all the materials, techniques and different approaches to painting with oils. Step-by-step sequences show how to paint a range of themes, from still life to portraits and landscapes, with advice on more difficult subjects. There are also suggestions for presenting your finished paintings and how to go about getting your work seen and exhibited.$39.99
Modern Acrylic delivers the simple concepts and painting techniques you’ll need to create exciting and expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns and even how to transfer your hand-lettering skills to paint.
This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects. Foremost a beginner’s guide, it starts with a brief introduction to the tools you’ll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like colour mixing and atmospheric perspective. Once you have a handle on the basics, it’s time to create dynamic colour palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects and practice mark making and textures.$24.99
With Painted Botanical Collage, artists of all skill levels will learn to create lifelike botanical artwork – featuring flowers, succulents and herbs – using painted background papers and elegant collage techniques.
This guide takes you step-by-step through creating mixed-media painted papers, then using them – along with tissue paper, art papers and found paper, such as magazines – to create perfect collage materials. Cut these decorative papers into plant and flower parts to assemble your designs, adding details using various media.
Includes instruction on creating flowers, cacti, succulents, leaves and other popular botanicals – over 30 beautiful designs in all.$29.99
Modern Drawing shows you how to use basic drawing principles and techniques to create fresh, expressive pieces of art.
You'll enjoy a dynamic, easy-to-follow exploration of drawing mediums and tools as you work through creative exercises and projects. Aspiring pencil artists and illustrators will also learn how to “see” a subject and render a personal yet modern interpretation of their observations on paper.
From expressive architecture and landscapes to nature motifs, animals and people, the book provides a fresh, contemporary and enjoyable approach to learning how to draw.$26.99
Discover 100 top tips for painting in watercolour that will take the mystery out painting, covering topics from creating depth, introducing harmony, how to deal with light and shade and how to create mood and atmosphere, this book was previously published as Charlie's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists.
Contained inside one slim, notebook-size book that will fit perfectly in your kit bag for easy transportation while painting on the go, it includes quick, clever tips that are easy to follow and effective.
Look inside the book.$25.99
Make your own beautiful 3D Christmas decorations with this board book of festive press-out ornaments!
Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring 10 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create bright and cheerful hanging ornaments. From beautiful baubles to shimmery snowflakes, these gorgeous festive decorations are perfect to hang on the Christmas tree and add sparkle to any setting.$19.99