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Artist's Library: The Top 10 Painting Books

A list with the top books on painting! As always feel free to add your own suggestions!

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The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists: Kathleen Lochen S...

The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists [Kathleen Lochen Staiger] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted

The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Directory of All the Key Oil-Painting Techn...

The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Directory of All the Key Oil-Painting Techniques, Plus an Inspirational Gallery Showing How They Can Be Put into Practice [Jeremy Galton] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A comprehensive guide to oil painting practice and technique, this reference offers an informative A-to-Z section of valuable skills such as how to build up a painting and how to make brushwork describe forms and textures—as well as a wealth of stimulating ideas for the canvas

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner: Claire Watson Garcia

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner [Claire Watson Garcia] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Based on the author’s successful courses and workshops, Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner really does start at the beginning

Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice: Mitchell Albala

Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice [Mitchell Albala] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. 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

Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques: Rolina van Vliet

Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques [Rolina van Vliet] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Full instructions for 65 abstract paintings are provided in this guide that urges beginners to plunge right in

Amazon.com: Painting (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art) Terry R Myers

Painting (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art) [Terry R Myers] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The death of painting and its subsequent resurrection in transformed conditions is a leitmotif of the modern era. Painting's postconceptual resurgence at the start of the 1980s began a dramatic expansion of its field. If painting remains important today

Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications: Suzanne Brooker, Domenic Cretara

Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications [Suzanne Brooker, Domenic Cretara] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The art of portraiture approached its apex during the sixteenth century in Europe with the discovery of oil painting when the old masters developed and refined techniques that remain unsurpassed to this day. The ascendance of nonrepresentational art in the middle of the twentieth century displaced these venerable skills

DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics: Ray Smith

DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics [Ray Smith] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The DK Art School series provides all the fundamental techniques both adult and juvenile artists need. At the heart of each book are twelve projects that explore the methods of the great masters. Each specially commissioned painting is broken down in step-by-step color photos that show every stage of its creation. Lists of materials

The Painter In Oil; A Complete Treatise On The Principles And Technique Necessary To The Painting Of Pictures In Oil ...

The Painter In Oil; A Complete Treatise On The Principles And Technique Necessary To The Painting Of Pictures In Oil Colors [Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable

Acrylic Painting For Dummies: Colette Pitcher

Acrylic Painting For Dummies [Colette Pitcher] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics! Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow