Painting Reference Books

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Order The Artist's
Handbook

The Artist's Handbook, by Ray Smith. The definitive, practical guide to all the tools, techniques, and materials of paintings, drawing, printmaking and related visual arts. Over 1,000 illustrations and 175,000 words of text.

 


Order The Artist's Handbook:
A Step-By-Step Guide
to Drawing, Watercolor,
& Oil Painting

The Artist's Handbook : A Step-By-Step Guide to Drawing, Watercolor, & Oil Painting , by Angela Gair. Readers discover their inner talents with this illustrated, project-based guide to drawing and painting. Angela Gair teaches art techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to learn the basics and create personal works of art. Over 400 color illustrations throughout.

 


Order Acrylic Decorative
Painting Techniques : Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative Painting

Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques : Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative Painting by Sybil Edwards. Hardcover, 128 pages. Structured so that readers perfect the basic decorative painting strokes and techniques before moving on to the more advanced ones, Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques features more than 50 techniques, illustrated in simple 4- to 8-step demonstrations. 550 color illustrations.

 


Order The Artist's
Handbook of Materials
and Techniques

 

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer and Steven Sheehan. Hardcover, 761 pages. Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has become indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continually in print through many editions and has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. A detailed index makes a wealth of information readily available. Charts and line drawings throughout.

 

 


Order Priscilla Hauser Book of Tole and Decorative Painting : Step-By-Step Techniques, Color Worksheets and Patterns

 

 

Priscilla Hauser Book of Tole and Decorative Painting : Step-By-Step Techniques, Color Worksheets and Patterns by Priscilla Hauser. Currently out of print but used copies may be available.

 

 


Order Acrylic Decorative
Painting Techniques : Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative Painting

 

 

Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques : Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative Painting by Sybil Edwards. Hardcover, 128 pages. Structured so that readers perfect the basic decorative painting strokes and techniques before moving on to the more advanced ones, Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques features more than 50 techniques, illustrated in simple 4- to 8-step demonstrations. 550 color illustrations.

 


Order The Acrylic Painter's
Book of Styles & Techniques

The Acrylic Painter's Book of Styles & Techniques by Rachel Rubin Wolf. Hardcover, 128 pages.

 


Order The Acrylics Book : Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist

 

The Acrylics Book : Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist by Barclay Sheaks. Hardcover. A well designed and illustrated reference for experienced artists and introduction for beginners, explaining the flexibility of acrylic paints and techniques. Sheaks, an artist and instructor, surveys the latest acrylic materials, presents step-by-step demonstrations in the singular use of acrylics as well as in various approaches to painting, sculpture, printing, and drawing, often integrating the processes into one composition. The text is full of color photographs of artwork and works in progress.

 


Order Creative Acrylic
Painting Techniques

 

Creative Acrylic Painting Techniques. Paperback. Easy, step-by-step demonstrations introduce the beginner to all the rich and exciting possibilities of acrylics. This book includes step-by-step instructions which illustrate basic and advanced techniques. Tips and techniques are demonstratred in paintings from various artists and sidebars offer helpful tips and tidbits. 375 color illustrations.

 


Order The Decorative
Painting Color Match Sourcebook: The Complete Guide to Finding Color Matches for Every Top Brand of Paint

The Decorative Painting Color Match Sourcebook : The Complete Guide to Finding Color Matches for Every Top Brand of Paint
by Bobbie Pearcy. Paperback, 96 pages. With the help of this quick-and-easy reference, you can match all the colors of the six most popular acrylic brands: Accent, Americana, Ceramcoat, Folk Art, Jo Sonja and Liquitex. Where a perfect from-the-bottle match is not available, a specific mix is provided. Updated Edition - January 2000!   Color Match Source Book
fabric, glass, metal

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