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Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
by David Hockney
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Taking a look at the techniques of the Old Masters, hundreds of paintings are reproduced to show how artists would have used the technology available to them in rendering their subjects. 400 color illustrations.... (read more)

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Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting
Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting
by Al Gury
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This comprehensive guide explores one of the great traditions of Western painting: alla prima, or direct, painting. Bold brushwork and a painterly surface are the hallmarks of this renowned technique, and one of the great masters of alla prima was Arthur... (read more)

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Arteffects
Arteffects
by Jean Drysdale Green
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A visual sampler, including step-by-step demonstrations, for experimenting with inks, watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, and unusual materials to achieve hundreds of different effects to use in your paintings. Looking for new directions in your artwork?... (read more)

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Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
by Juliette Aristides
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Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock? Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier, Juliette Aristidess first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach... (read more)

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Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
by Mitchell Albala
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Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell... (read more)

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Art of Encaustic Painting Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax
Art of Encaustic Painting Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax
by Joanne Mattera
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Encaustic is a waxed-based painting medium characterized by luminous color and a lush surface. It's an ancient art, dating as far back as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, and today is enjoying a revival. Here is the first comprehensive guide... (read more)

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Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color
Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color
by Kevin D. Macpherson
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These pages practically glow with Kevin Macpherson's rich and powerful paintings He shares his techniques for quickly capturing the mood of a scene in bold, direct brushstrokes, with step-by-step instructions that make it easy - simply a matter of... (read more)

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The Zen of Creative Painting: An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse
The Zen of Creative Painting: An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse
by Jeanne Carbonetti
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By the author of The Tao of Watercolor, this book, the second in her "Path of Painting" series, offers creative artists of all levels empowering guidance based on Zen principles.... (read more)

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Best of the Joy of Painting
Best of the Joy of Painting
by Bob Ross
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It's Bob Ross. The man with the gentle voice who can paint a landscape in thirty minutes right before your very eyes in your own living room. Reaching millions of homes every day, Bob Ross is unquestionably America's favorite art instructor. Now avaiable... (read more)

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Realistic Abstracts: Painting Abstracts Based on What You See
Realistic Abstracts: Painting Abstracts Based on What You See
by Kees Van Aalst
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Shows how to create abstract paintings within the rules of realism through a list of tools and materials, lessons on applying traditional elements to abstract art, and projects with instructions and color illustrations.... (read more)

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Abstracts: Techniques and Textures
Abstracts: Techniques and Textures
by Rolina Van Vliet
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This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the... (read more)

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Blank Canvas (93 Edition)
Blank Canvas (93 Edition)
by Anna Held Audette
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The Blank Canvas offers solid advice for everyone who struggles with artist's block or other problems of creative expression, including: drawing subject matter from unexpected sources, mining one's daily visual responses for images, overcoming self-doubt... (read more)

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Painting As a Language: Material, Technique, Form, Content (00 Edition)
Painting As a Language: Material, Technique, Form, Content (00 Edition)
by Jean Robertson
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Designed to address the issues of how to paint and what to paint, PAINTING AS A LANGUAGE covers a wide range of information of central importance to beginning and intermediate painting instruction. The authors emphasize the value of the student's... (read more)

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How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters
How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters
by Jon Thompson
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How does an artists interpretation of historical events alter our understanding of them? Kings, queens, presidents, and generals from Alexander the Great to Theodore Roosevelt have commissioned paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of major... (read more)

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On Painting
On Painting
by Leon Battis Alberti
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In his discussion of painting Alberti writes of the process of vision, how the painter can present with his hand what he has understood with his mind, and the moral and artistic pre-requisites of the painter.... (read more)

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The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting, with Notes on the Techniques of the Old Masters
The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting, with Notes on the Techniques of the Old Masters
by Max Doerner
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The leading authority on the materials and techniques of painting. Index; illustrations. Translated and revised by Eugen Neuhaus.... (read more)

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How to Paint Abstracts (Pocket Art Guides)
How to Paint Abstracts (Pocket Art Guides)
by Gabriel Martin Roig
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(back cover) Splashing random spots, strokes, and squiggles on a canvas is not the right way to create an abstract painting. On the contrary, successful abstract paintings make great demands on both artists and viewers. The artist who abandons figurative... (read more)

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Watermedia Painting with Stephen Quiller: The Complete Guide to Working in Watercolor, Acrylics, Gouache, and Casein
Watermedia Painting with Stephen Quiller: The Complete Guide to Working in Watercolor, Acrylics, Gouache, and Casein
by Stephen Quiller
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Flowers: Discover Techniques for Painting Fresh and Lively Floral Scenes (How to Draw & Paint: Oil & Acrylic)
Flowers: Discover Techniques for Painting Fresh and Lively Floral Scenes (How to Draw & Paint: Oil & Acrylic)
by Marcia Baldwin
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Discover how to paint stunning flowers in oil and acrylic with award-winning artist Marcia Baldwin. Inside you’ll find information about the tools and materials you’ll need to get started, as well as basic painting techniques. Follow along... (read more)

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More of the Joy of Painting
More of the Joy of Painting
by Bob Ross
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Following the success of his first book, The Best of the Joy of Painting, Bob Ross gathered sixty more of his favorite paintings to create More Joy of Painting. Now available in paperback, More Joy of Painting presents each painting in full color... (read more)

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