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Joy To The World: Painting Holiday Heirlooms
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Joy To The World: Painting Holiday Heirlooms by John Gutcher
Paperback, 128 pages. With these nine step-by-step projects from renowned decorative painter John Gutcher, readers will learn how to paint their favorite Christmas themes, including Santas, angels, elves and more, on everything from glittering ornaments to festive albums. Giving them the flexibility to paint in either acrylics or oils, John provides plenty of practical guidance for choosing supplies, mixing colors, creating values, and mastering the basics of portrait painting. He even makes learning those tricky details simple with special tips for painting fur, richly textured clothing and realistic flesh tones. This book is NEW on the market for June 2001 and not yet rated, but I'm giving it five stars! John Gutcher Joy to the World Painting Holiday Heirlooms

 

From Flea Market to Fabulous by Kerry Trout
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From Flea Market to Fabulous by Kerry Trout
Paperback, 128 pages. Brand NEW on the market for March 2001 by the author of Handpainting Your Furniture. Kerry shows you how to turn your garage sale and flea market finds into cherished keepsakes. This book is not rated yet but it'll definitely be a five-star! John Gutcher Joy to the World Painting Holiday Heirlooms

 

Priscilla Hauser's Book of Fruits and Berries
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Priscilla Hauser's Book of Fruits and Berries  by Priscilla Hauser  Paperback, 128 pages.
NEW for March 2001. Priscilla gives you all the advice you need to capture the colors and textures of your favorite fruits and berries, including lemons, strawberries, pears, plums, blackberries, apples, holly, pine sprigs and mistletoe. Starting with an overview of general supplies, she then moves on to the basics, addressing everything from preparing the surface to loading brushes with paint. Next, Priscilla guides you through nine wonderful projects--each one thoroughly illustrated with detailed, step-by-step photos that enable you to copy her every stroke. You'll learn to paint fruits and berries on everything from wooden plates and bowls to mini-wheelbarrows, candles and more!Priscilla Hauser's Book of Fruits and Berries

 

Color for the Decorative Painter by Sandy Aubuchon
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Color for the Decorative Painter
by Sandy Aubuchon
 Paperback, 128 pages.
NEW for May 2001. "What color should I use?" is a question decorative painters ask themselves every day. With this guide they'll have the right answer, every time. Color for the Decorative Painter makes using color simple. Starting with the basic color wheel that shows how colors relate and react to one another, readers will learn how to achieve the effects they want, from the quiet serenity of a landscape, to the vibrant beauty of freshly cut flowers. Best of all, this book is as fun as it is instructional, featuring ten step-by-step projects that illustrate color principles in action. As readers paint their favorite flowers, fruit or birds, they'll learn how to make color work the way they want it to. No second-guessing, just great-looking paintings and a whole lot of pleasure. * The only full-size book on color theory for decorative painters * 10 beautiful projects include clear, step-by-step photos and instruction * Perfect for all beginner and intermediate decorative painters.   Not yet rated.

 

Painting European Folk Art by Andy B. Jones
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Painting European Folk Art
by Andy B. Jones
 Paperback, 112 pages.
An inventive decorative artist presents his own interpretation of several European painting styles, showing crafters at all skill levels how to create charming pieces that will complement any decor. The book begins with a brief historical survey of European folk art. The first chapter is devoted to supplies: working with acrylic paints, selecting brushes, and gathering other essential materials. After reviewing several basic painting techniques and how to correctly prepare surfaces, the author presents detailed demonstrations of the decorative painting styles of England, Norway, Holland, Germany, and Russia. The projects feature motifs traditionally painted on wood, metal, and porcelain, and incorporate a range of techniques, including decorative strokework, working wet-in-wet, and antiquing.

 

The Little Book of Folk Art Roses by Kate Coombe
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The Little Book of Folk Art Roses
by Kate Coombe

Hardcover, 48 pages.
NEW for May 2001!

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