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Most popular Painting & paintings books

The most popular Painting & paintings books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings
Originally handcrafted in 1971 as a gift for friends, this edition of Joni Mitchell's best-loved poems, illustrations, watercolours and hand-lettered song lyrics is now publicly available for the first time. The perfect Christmas present for any Joni Mitchell fan
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Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour
Unwind with watercolours, allowing the movement of brush on paper to calm and soothe you. Jean Haines' takes you with her to explore the many benefits of painting to your wellbeing, so you can from escape from stress to a personal place of mindful calm.
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Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner: The Society for All Artists
Expert tuition from a high-profile author with an accessible style, plenty of tips and tricks from beginners and his own range of brushes and colours to simplify things.
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Sea & Sky in Acrylics: Techniques & Inspiration
Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies.
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Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques
Containing instructions for 65 abstract paintings, this book provides basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design. It explores the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity.
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Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers
Provides pull-out tracings for five floral paintings, along with instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint. This book offers guidance on how to transfer the tracings to watercolour paper, along with a section on what materials to use.
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A-Z of Flower Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
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DIY Watercolor Flowers: The beginner's guide to flower painting for journal pages, handmade stationery and more
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor.
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Wall and Piece
_______________Banksy. His work. Photographed. With comments by Banksy. In a book. This is that book. _______________
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Van Gogh. The Complete Paintings
Considered a founding father of modern painting, Vincent van Gogh is also one of the most famed tragic figures in art history. This comprehensive introduction brings together a detailed account of the artist's life with a complete catalog of his 871 paintings.
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Jean Haines' World of Watercolour
Jean Haines' distinctive, expressive style is influenced by the places she's lived in and the people she's met during her life, and in this beautiful, inspiring book she takes you on an exciting journey through her world of watercolour painting.
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Pastels for the Absolute Beginner
If you have ever wanted a complete course in using pastels but lacked the confidence to start, then Pastels for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you.
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Hare and the Moon: A Calendar of Paintings
A full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, follows the phases of the moon and a hare's journey throughout the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.
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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style
Jean Haines' enthusiasm for watercolours burst through every page of this inspirational book that will guide you, step by step, to creating beautiful and unique paintings of your own, whatever your ability.
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Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
A selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely fresh translation, revealing his religious struggles, his fascination with the French Revolution, his search for love and his involvement in humanitarian causes.
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Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting: Master the meditative art of Japanese brush painting
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Color Harmony for Artists: How to Transform Inspiration into Beautiful Watercolor Palettes and Paintings
In Color Harmony for Artists, you'll learn to create expressive palettes and paintings through artist Ana Victoria Calderon's stunning work and inspiring instruction.
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30 Minute Artist: Painting Water in Watercolour
The 30 Minute Artist series is for beginners and busy artists who want to achieve great paintings in just half an hour.
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Wall and Piece
_______________Banksy. His work. Photographed. With comments by Banksy. In a book. This is that book. _______________
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Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour
Anna's clear teaching will give you confidence in painting beautiful watercolour flowers in a modern twist on the botanical style, From complete beginners to more experienced watercolourists, this book offers in-depth instruction on drawing and painting, plus dozens of inspirational floral artworks.
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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch
In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch's painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the world through art and its influence on his own writing.
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Paintings that Revolutionized Art
Now available in a paperback edition, this beautifully illustrated, delightfully informative collection of one hundred of the world's most significant paintings covers nearly every period, culture and style.
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Abstract Art
The 20th century saw art go abstract. Where once clear certainties and indisputable forms prevailed, now anarchy seemed to reign supreme. Sensibilities diffused into strange new shapes, colors assumed new significance, lines abandoned literal meaning. Dive in and discover some of the most dynamic and progressive art of modernity.
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Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting
The indispensable guide to the most exciting painters of recent years, chosen by leading arts professionals - now in paperback
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Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour
A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the watercolour artist. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour.
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Kahlo
Feminist icon, symbol of Mexican culture, political activist, groundbreaking artist: discover the many facets of Frida Kahlo, who transformed the afflictions of her life into unremittingly powerful paintings. In this introduction, Kahlo's body of bold, arresting works are presented alongside her turbulent life to shed light on the audacious...
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Egg Art: 50 Designs to Paint, Dye and Draw
50 beautiful and innovative designs to paint, dye and draw.
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More than Words: A collection of paintings and reflections
Hannah Dunnett shares the story behind 24 of her pictures with meditations and reflections.
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Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting
Twelve innovative step-by-step projects illustrate clearly Mandy Southan's fresh and original approach to silk painting. Each one teaches a new technique, so you build skills while producing beautiful silk paintings. Perfect for the complete beginner but also ideal for experienced silk painters wanting to learn new techniques.
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Terry Harrison's Watercolour Secrets: A Lifetime of Painting Techniques
'If there was ever a book you'd been eagerly awaiting, this is it. Subtitled "a lifetime of painting techniques", this absolutely lives up to expectations and won't disappoint.' Artbookreview.netAn invaluable source of tips and techniques based on a life-time of painting.
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Paint Pad Poster Book: Flowers: 5 Beautiful Pictures to Frame or Paint
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Van Gogh: in 50 works
This new book presents all you need to know about Vincent Van Gogh's turbulent and prolific creative life, featuring fifty works from the world's leading art collections and museums.
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Schiele
Egon Schiele was just 28 years old when he died of Spanish influenza in 1918, but with the prolific portfolio he left behind, he continues to startle and influence. This monograph explores the artist's defiant, provocative, often pornographic style which shook Viennese high society and produced some of the most penetrating and haunting...
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Complete Guide to Art Materials and Techniques
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Magritte
Meet the Belgian Surrealist forever on the hunt for magic and mystery. This introduction to Magritte presents key works from the artist's vast repertoire of visual humor, paradox, and surprise which makes us look and look again, not only at the painting, but at our sense of self and the world.
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Colorways: Watercolor Animals: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant watercolor
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Hopper
Struggling artist turned icon of the modern, urban experience, Edward Hopper is most famed for his haunting nocturnal diner scene Nighthawks. This book introduces his mastery of place, mood, and melancholy through vivid color juxtapositions; stark, theatrical lighting; as well as harshly contoured figures, at once part of, and alien to, their...
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Paint Pad Poster Book: Country Scenes: 5 Beautiful Pictures to Frame or Paint
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Special Subjects: Basic Color Theory: An introduction to color for beginning artists
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Paint Yourself Positive: Colourful Creative Watercolour
Jean Haines' first-hand experience of the energising and life-enhancing effects of painting makes her a perfect example of how watercolours can work for you.
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Painting Successful Watercolours from Photographs
Expert watercolour landscape painter, Geoff Kersey, explains how to work from photographic reference to produce beautiful paintings. Clear tips and advice are accompanied by Geoff's reference photographs, colour charts, preparatory sketches and finished paintings, and there are full details of the adaptations and creative processes involved.
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Painting Watercolour Sea & Sky the Easy Way
This long-awaited follow up to Terry Harrison's Sea & Sky in Watercolour has six new projects and a wealth of beautiful new paintings.
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10-minute Watercolours: Techniques & Tips for Quick Watercolours
A handy, practical and inspirational little book - perfect for the pocket or art bag - showing watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity.
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Art Of Lent: A Painting A Day From Ash Wednesday To Easter
Join Sister Wendy on a journey through Lent, and discover the timeless wisdom to be found in some of the world's greatest paintings.
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Geoff Kersey's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists: Over 100 Essential Tips to Improve Your Painting
'Search Press have reissued their eminently useful Top Tips series in paperback. If you haven't encountered these before, they're a handy way of taking the advice of your favourite artists out in the field with you.' Paint Magazine
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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour: Painting with Energy and Life
In this beautiful book, best-selling author Jean Haines shows you how to breathe life into your flower paintings, and experience the pleasure that can be gained from the art of painting flowers.
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Monet
Explore the incomparable reach of the most beloved of impressionist masters, Claude Monet. Working en plein air, Monet's dappled renderings of the reality taking place "between the motif and the artist" emphasized the ephemeral moment and with it became eternal markers of burgeoning modernism.
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Rothko
Shimmering, pulsating color masses characterize the Abstract Expressionist masterpieces of Mark Rothko. Like no other artist in his generation, Rothko developed his own stylistic vocabulary, creating ceiling-high canvases that were to be experienced as much as seen, submerging viewers in the drama, intimacy, and tragedy of the human condition.
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Turner
Enter a world of ravishing light and color. English Romanticist J. M. W. Turner transformed the essence of landscape painting from serene contemplative scenes to pictures pulsating with life, as if the sun itself were gleaming out of his canvases. Discover the shimmering works and wide repertoire of the "father of light," who pit the Industrial...
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Dog, the Wolf and God
'A masterpiece' - Vanity Fair (Italy) After the best-seller The End is My Beginning, co-authored with his father Tixiano Terzani, the long-awaited Folco Terzani's comeback with an extraordinary harmony of words and images, a simple and profound story about nature, friendship and the sense of the divine.