Full instructions for 65 abstract paintings are provided in this guide that urges beginners to plunge right in, learning about composition, theme, and design while they paint. The history of abstract painting and its importance as a means of self-expression are covered in the guide’s beginning pages, and each of the paintings that follow conventional step-by-step instruction is replaced with information on composition, imagery, method, materials, and technique, allowing the painter to copy straight from the book—or make changes according to the flow of creativity.
Art Advantage twenty-four piece brush set. Long handle brushes are perfect for both oil and acrylic to use with a free canvas brush roll-up. Twelve white nylon brushes and twelve sturdy hog bristle brushes. Each set has one of each flat and round in sizes #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12 in both synthetic and natural bristle.
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, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!
The beginner art sets have everything you need to start creating what you have always dreamed. This set includes a how to guide with step-by-step instructions, teaching you how to apply your new found skills. Once you have established the basics, let your creativity flow. Set includes 10 acrylic paint tubes (12-ml), 6 natural hair brushes (round 1, 4, 7, flat 2, 5, 8), 1 graphite pencil, 1 eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 six-well palette, 1 palette knife, 1 acrylic pad (5-inch by 7-inch), 1 watercolor beginner guide and 1 pink storage box measuring 13-inch by 6-1/4-inch by 2-inch. Imported.
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 Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature’s grandeur, complexity, and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light. Concise, practical, and inspirational, Landscape Painting focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist, such as: • Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature’s complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form’s basic masses and shapes.• Color and Light: Explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light.• Selection and Composition: Learn to select wisely from nature’s vast panorama. Albala shows you the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in Landscape Painting—based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice—are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs, and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford, and Claude Monet. Based on Albala’s 25 years of experience and the proven methods taught at his successful plein air workshops, this in-depth guide to all aspects of landscape painting is a must-have for anyone getting started in the genre, as well as more experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills or learn new perspectives.
Based on the author’s successful courses and workshops, Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner really does start at the beginning, helping new painters find “what works” while providing information on all the necessary tools, tips, and techniques they’ll need to create a representational painting. The chapters follow a progressive sequence that teaches basic skills through practical, accessible exercises–how to handle a brush, achieve the right paint consistency, mix color, and create dimension–building a solid foundation that readers can rely on as painting projects grow more challenging. A special feature is the artwork and commentary of real students, which helps beginners set realistic goals and shows them how other artists at the same level of experience have worked through inevitable setbacks to achieve success.
Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics!Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, full color guide gives you expert instruction and simple exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles. The step-by-step projects let you practice your skill and stir your imagination — and give you the foundation to create similar projects with your own subjects and surfaces!Get your feet (and brushes) wet — assemble your materials, prepare your surfaces, and sort out additives and enhancersTry out basic acrylic techniques — work with brush strokes, control and thin your paint, experiment with textures, and use stencilsPractice design and composition principles — mix and use color, balance elements, make changes, and pull your painting togetherImitate several kinds of styles — use acrylic paint to mimic the effects of watercolor and oil paintsBuild your repertoire — explore texture and dimension, work with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and moreOpen the book and find:Clear step-by-step instructions with illustrationsA variety of projects and styles to suit all tastesQuick tricks and techniques to get started painting right awayLots of colorful paintings to inspire creativityHelpful hints for improving your drawing skillsFull-scale projects at the end of most chaptersExercises to jump-start your artistic passion
Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold!: Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style
Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery—one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colorful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression.Flora S. Bowley’s fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don’t begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold.” Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.—Learn techniques for working with vibrant color and avoiding mud.—Make rich and varied marks with a variety of unexpected tools.—Break compositional rules.—Embrace nonattachment as a way to keep exploring.—Keep momentum by moving your body and staying positive.—Work with what’s working to let go of struggle.—Connect more deeply to the world around you to stay inspired.—Embrace layers to create rich complex paintings.—Find rhythm by spiraling between chaos and order.
Experience the joy of creative artistic expression. This complete set has everything you need to experiment with color, texture, paint and patterns. Includes 5 colors of washable tempera paint, 5 texture tools, paint tray, and 20 sheets of paper. Plus, a fully illustrated instruction guide that includes paint mixing chart, tips and techniques. Non-toxic, conforms to ASTM D-4236.
Faber Castell Young Artist Learn to Paint Set
Every artist needs a good selection of palette knives. This 5-piece stainless steel set offers assorted shapes and styles at a reasonable price. Use to mix paint such as acrylics and oils for canvas painting, but also excellent for applying paints using thick paint palette knife techniques. Features natural wood handles and stainless steel blades.
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, subjects, and techniques complete each volume. 300 color photos.
The beginner art sets have everything you need to start creating what you have always dreamed. This set includes a “how to” guide with step-by-step instructions, teaching you how to apply your new found skills. Once you have established the basics, let your creativity flow. Set includes 10 acrylic paint tubes (12-ml), 6 taklon brushes (round 1, 4, 7, flat 2, 5, 8), 1 graphite pencil, 1 white eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 six-well palette, 1 palette knife, 2 canvas boards (5-inch by 7-inch), 1 acrylic beginner guide and 1 storage box measuring 13-inch by 6-1/4-inch by 2-inch. Imported.
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colors- Set of 36 22ml Tubes- Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colors are made with high quality artist grade pigments. They are made to be used right out of the tube and they are an economical alternative to Liquitex Professional artists colors and other comparable heavy body acrylic colors. Basics have a creamy buttery feel and are smooth and velvety to use. Perfect for both beginners and professionals alike. If you are looking to try acrylic paints for the first time or want to add to your existing palette this set is ideal!
Compact and portable. This convenient painting artist set features Royal & Langnickel’s Supreme brushes. These brushes have interlocking natural bristles with deep flags for resilience and smooth paint application. Supreme is the perfect brush for oil painting and heavy-bodied acrylics.
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
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, including combining oil paints with other media, mixing paint with sand and sawdust, and applying it with such tools as knives, rags, or even the fingers. The second half of the book shows all the techniques in context. Illustrated with a gallery of paintings by well-known artists and full of detailed, step-by-step demonstrations, the guide shows how each artist applies knowledge of oil painting techniques to the interpretation of a subject, whether landscape, portrait, or still life.