• Melbourne Street Art Guide

    Melbourne Street Art Guide is the essential who, what, why and where of Melbourne's vibrant street art scene featuring over 40 of its best street artists.

    Focused on the people and places that make Melbourne an undisputed international street art capital, this book provides a comprehensive picture of contemporary Melbourne street art practice today – an invaluable resource for any street art connoisseur. And when you're done, you'll hit the street with a newfound appreciation.

  • Mixed Media Painting Workshop

    With Mixed Media Painting Workshop, you'll learn a variety of techniques and use a unique selection of materials to express yourself and your style. From backgrounds to sketching, from painting to collage, from the elements of design to subject matter, you'll find it all right here.

    Features include:

    • A plethora of background information – get to know your paints, mediums, surfaces and other materials through fun and meaningful exercises
    • 21 step-by-step demonstrations to teach you both individual techniques and strategies for combining techniques
    • Beautiful, inspirational art and personal insights from the author and contributing artists including Catherine Liu Chang, Polly Hammett, Brian Ateyo and more
    • Tips and ideas for working with a theme, working with personal artefacts and found objects, memory painting, defining your style and mapping your artistic journey

  • Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker

    Not your average book on drawing the face, Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker shows easy ways to draw more realistic faces in your own signature style. The goal is not an immaculate finished portrait, but a continually growing collection of personal, expressive sketches that you can use and reuse in your mixed-media work. Inside you'll find:

    • An easy-to-learn face-mapping technique that allows you to draw faces from your imagination, without a model or photo in front of you
    • Mini-demonstrations breaking down each facial feature
    • Simple color combinations for mixing both realistic and out-of-the-ordinary skin tones
    • 15 step-by-step projects featuring original ways to use your portraits as starting points for mixed-media masterpieces
    • Tons of expert tips, from selecting the right pencil for the job to creating self-portraits, working with reference photos and using transfer techniques

  • Modern Printmaking

    Printmaking is flourishing in the digital age, appealing to both "traditional" artists as well as those interested in graphic design and digital technique.

    This all-in-one guide to printmaking techniques is a complete technical and inspirational book on the history and contemporary processes for relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media/transfers and post digital graphics, with extended profiles from 30 top contemporary printmaking artists. Featuring instruction, interviews, example images and philosophy, this beautiful book provides a truly modern look at printmaking today, in all its forms.

  • Museum Collection of Modern Art
    This portfolio of magnificent full-colour prints contains ready-to-frame reproductions of eight popular vintage posters. Each print is ready to insert into any standard-size 12 x 16 inch frame. The eight prints enclosed include: Vincent van Gogh; The Starry Night, Edouard Manet; The Lemon, Amedeo Modigliani; Mme Hebuterne in a Blue Chair, Paul Cezanne; Still Life with a Peach and Two Green Pears, plus more from artists Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet.
  • Once Upon a Colorful Canvas

    Once Upon a Colorful Canvas offers something completely new, a stunning and delightful visual journey of discovery!

    Readers are treated to a simple yet sophisticated look and learn approach to learning to paint by the brilliant and dazzling artist Kindah Khalidy. As she shares insights into the artistic process, Khalidy's playful compositions and clever visual clues illuminate various approaches to the art form, spark ideas for creativity and encourage aspiring artists to take risks, allowing space for unexpected and sometimes wonderful accidents to occur.

    A hardcover case holds the 112-page paperback book and two canvases to paint on.

  • One Painting a Day

    One Painting a Day offers an inspiring six-week course exploring the timeless traditions of observational painting through daily experience and routine. This motivational guide is broken up into three parts to focus on the three major traditions of observational painting: still life, landscape and portraiture.

    Each of the 42 daily exercises launches a small, immediate and responsive painting based on a theme drawn from your daily experience. You will find suggestions on technique, approach and materials for each day, while the "weekly lessons" explore a format or a rhythm for creating content, inspiring you to make the ordinary extraordinary as you create from every day experience.

    This beautiful collection of contemporary paintings serves as a workbook of ideas for aspiring artists, art students, professional designers and art lovers alike.

  • Organic Artist

    The Organic Artist encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials and seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process.

    Some of the projects and skills covered include: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stencilling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling. Easy to understand step-by-step instructions ensure success.

  • Organic Painter

    The Organic Painter introduces innovative techniques for using non-traditional 'paint' derived from materials like coffee, tea and alcohol, to encourage freedom and expression! With a little guidance, you'll soon be painting with everyday materials you'd never considered as an artistic medium.

    This inspiring book gives you all the techniques and ideas you'll need to boost your creativity, learn natural paint-making and be more resourceful with your art materials. Each project comes with instructions on how to make the paint, and also includes experiments and explorations for you to try. Plus, a simple painting accompanies each featured material and combines it with other materials or techniques, so you'll never lack inspiration.

  • Paint Like Renoir

    Oil paint has tremendous versatility, from the dilute and transparent glaze or wash, through to the thick impasto mark. Renoir employed the whole range of paint qualities and this is one of the most valuable reasons for studying his work.

    Paint Like Renoir unlocks the secrets of this inspirational master, revealing his techniques and giving today’s artists the confidence and skills they need to take their work to the next level.

    • Learn how to paint in oils both in the studio and en plein air, with sophisticated techniques that any artist can use
    • Understand Renoir’s creative processes and learn how to apply his methods to your own art
    • See Renoir’s art in a new light as you gain a practical understanding of the master’s craft

  • Paint Yourself Positive

    Jean Haines leads you on an exciting journey through painting. Not just a book for artists, this is for anyone looking for a way of enhancing their life and mood through paint. It’s also a way into art for people who have never painted and may even have been told they 'can’t paint’ at an early age. If you love the idea of sitting down and playing with colour and paint as a distraction from the stresses of modern life, then this is the book for you!

    All of Jean’s books have promoted the life-enhancing effects of painting, and this is especially relevant in Paint Yourself Positive. It will encourage you to take up painting as a wonderful hobby that can transform your life.

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  • Painted Art Journal

    Take a mixed-media journey to the very heart of your creativity! The Painted Art Journal opens doors to your most personal and authentic art yet. Twenty-four inventive, step-by-step prompts help you to:

    • Set the scene for making art – from establishing rituals that unlock creativity to curating a personal storyboard
    • Draw inspiration from photos, typography, sketches, childhood memories, quotes and more
    • Shape your story with timelines, gathered-word poetry and simple approaches to portraits
    • Express yourself through an exciting range of mixed-media techniques, using everything from pen and ink, markers and watercolour to image transfers, printmaking with linocuts, acrylic and collage

  • Painted Blossoms

    Painted Blossoms will encourage you to welcome creativity with ease as you discover ways to tend the garden within. In addition to watching yourself grow through seven different stepped-out flower projects, you'll learn basic design elements, how to get unstuck from the mud, how to carve your own stamps, cut your own stencils and more. You will learn:

    • Techniques for creating a wide variety of flower shapes
    • The know-how to incorporate key design elements into your floral paintings
    • How to absorb inspiration beyond the garden to include your favourite symbols, intentions and stories
    • Tips and advice from over a dozen established artists – each with a unique floral style

  • Painted Cities

    Lorna Brown has travelled around the world to produce this collection of illustrations of street art in urban landscapes.

    Visiting London, Bristol, Helsinki, Berlin, Cairo, Bethlehem, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Christchurch and Melbourne, Painted Cities demonstrates how the architecture shapes the unique street art in each city and tells the story of the painters and people who live there.

  • Painted Paper Art Workshop

    You can create beautiful art with amazing depth and texture, using easy collage techniques and paper you paint yourself. Popular workshop instructor Elizabeth St. Hilaire makes it fun and simple no matter what your skill level!

    Start with materials you probably already have – fluid acrylics, stencils, a few household items and paper – and hand-paint your personalized paper palette using basic techniques anyone can do.

    Then move through each step of composing your own work of art. You'll find beautiful, meaningful examples of the how and why on every page. You'll learn how to: develop your composition, how to work with simple shapes, important lessons on value and much more.

    • More than 30 techniques for painting your own decorative papers
    • Step-by-step instructions for creating your own painted paper collage – from underpainting and directional ripping and tearing to auditioning your papers and combining collage with mixed media
    • A spectacular gallery of paper paintings to inspire and dazzle – still life, figures, animals and landscapes

  • Painting Abstracts

    Clear, challenging and inspiring, this book contains instructions for 65 abstract paintings that you can get to work on straightaway, with no previous experience.

    All the basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design is provided at the start of the book, together with an exploration of the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity.

    Rather than providing step-by-step instructions, each of the exercises consists of information on method, materials, technique, composition, imagery and structure which will direct you to the finished piece while at the same time allowing your creativity to flow.