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PAINT HAPPY!, Acosta, Cristina
1 Acosta, Cristina PAINT HAPPY!
F+W Media 2004 1581801181 / 9781581801187 Paperback Very Good 
Paint Happy! by Cristina Acosta Re-connect with the inner artistic spirit of your youth -- the imagination, creativity and energy that comes with the release of anxiety and expectati on. Cristina Acosta shows you how, with guidelines and advice for painting with joyous abandon. She'll help you re-think color mixing and design, whil e developing your own personal style in acrylic or any other medium. Everyt hing -- even her "lessons" -- is designed to make your painting easier, mor e satisfying and, most importantly, more fun! Acosta will also teach you how to relax and explore your playful side to create beautiful art, then apply those ideas to your home. She'll show you how to move beyond the easel to paint tiles, ceramics, furniture and fabric -- even wall murals. Step-by-step examples make experimenting easy. It's just the encouragement you need to paint, and paint happy! 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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THE BIG BOOK OF DRAWING AND PAINTING THE FIGURE, Angrill, Muntsa Calibo I.
2 Angrill, Muntsa Calibo I. THE BIG BOOK OF DRAWING AND PAINTING THE FIGURE
Crown Publishing Group 1997 0823038963 / 9780823038961 Paperback Very Good 
The Big Book of Drawing and Painting the Figure by Muntsa Calibo I Angrill, Muntsa C. Angrill, Muntsa Calbo Angrill Artists working in every medium are shown all the steps in rendering the human form, from posing the model to making studies to painting figures in watercolor and oil. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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TEACHING MIXED MEDIA TO CHILDREN, Cikanova, Karla
3 Cikanova, Karla TEACHING MIXED MEDIA TO CHILDREN
Craftsman House, B V I. 1997 9766410046 / 9789766410049 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
This new book on art and creativity for children is a sequel to Karla Cikan ova's imaginative series of publications on painting and drawing. Focusing on activities suitable for eight- to twelve-year old children, Teaching Mix ed Media to Children deals with spatial creativity and demonstrates that ac tivities like drawing, painting and collage cannot really be separated. The author introduces children, through play, to the idea of shape - its surfa ce, construction and place in space. She then relates spatial creative thou ght to easily available materials for application in mixed media and provid es suggestions for the expression of concrete shapes and structures - both animate and inanimate. Children can try their hand at creating paper toys; designing houses, towers and castles; and producing fantastic animals and m asks... there are many ways of encouraging creativity and stimulating the i magination. Teaching Mixed Media to Children has been arranged especially for adults wh o are involved with the art education of children - teachers, educationalis ts and parents. About the Author Karla Cikanova is a teacher of art at the primary school in Londynska Street in Prague. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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CREATIVE WAY TO PAINT, Friend, David
4 Friend, David CREATIVE WAY TO PAINT
Crown Publishing Group 1968 0823011259 / 9780823011254 Hardcover Very Good/Good 
A description of an original but systematic approach to expressing feelings artistically. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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OIL PAINTING FOR DUMMIES, Giddings, Anita Marie
5 Giddings, Anita Marie OIL PAINTING FOR DUMMIES
Wiley 2008 047018230X / 9780470182307 Paperback Very Good 
Oil Painting for Dummies by Anita Marie Giddings, Sherry Stone Clifton Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you p lenty of exercises to develop your craft. That's what you'll find in Oil Pa inting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You'll see how to plan a paintin g, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You'll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, an d pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist! 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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ARTISTS PHOTO REFERENCE LANDSCAPES, Greene
6 Greene ARTISTS PHOTO REFERENCE LANDSCAPES
F+W Media 2003 1581804539 / 9781581804539 Paperback Very Good 
Artists Photo Reference Landscapes by Greene Features more than 400 outstanding photos of landscape elements in various seasons, times of day and perspectives. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING TECHNIQUES, Greer, Hugh
7 Greer, Hugh ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING TECHNIQUES
F+W Media 2006 1581806388 / 9781581806380 Paperback Very Good 
Acrylic Landscape Painting Techniques by Hugh Greer Filled with inspirational artwork and solid instruction, this guide will de light loyal acrylic painters and encourage artists from other mediums to cr oss over. Greer's instruction capitalizes on the brilliant colors available in acrylics and shows artists how to paint with them using proven "waterco lor" and "oil" techniques. Starting with 16 mini-demos, artists are encouraged to: * Jump right in and follow step-by-step instructions for mastering techniqu es such as masking, splattering, underpainting, washes and more * Learn tips and tricks for rendering many elements of landscape including trees, flowers, roads and reflections The second section of the book features four complete painting demonstrations that challenge artists to exercise their new painting techniques through a variety of landscape subjects. Two demonstrations show artists how to use acrylics as an effective base for other mediums. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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PAINTING FLOWERS AND GARDENS, Hoblyn
8 Hoblyn PAINTING FLOWERS AND GARDENS
F+W Media 1999 071530349X / 9780715303498 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Painting Flowers and Gardens by Hoblyn "For would-be nature artists, this is a practical handbook offering insights into materials and techniques....Hoblyn, a designer, illustrator, painter, and teacher, gives instructions on developing an approach to painting and on watercolor and pastel painting materials...composition, perspective...and understanding how color works....She also gives advice on mixing and using complementary colors, laying washes, shading, feathering, and creating a mood in painting....There are colorful finished paintings as well as black-and-white sketches throughout this informative book."-Booklist. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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ARTIST'S COLOR MANUAL: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WORKING WITH COLOR, Jennings, Simon
9 Jennings, Simon ARTIST'S COLOR MANUAL: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WORKING WITH COLOR
Chronicle Books LLC 2004 081184143X / 9780811841436 Paperback Very Good 
Artist's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Working with Color by Simon Je nnings Developed by the same team that created Artist's Manual and Art Class, both top-selling art reference books, Artist's Color Manual is the ultimate guide to color for visual artists. Whether they work in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, or inks, artists of all stripes will find information and ideas flowing from every profusely illustrated page. Renowned art instructor Simon Jennings begins with a basic introduction to color theory, the color wheel, and the art of mixing pigments. The heart of the Artist's Color Manual is a comprehensive guide to mixing and creating each color of the spectrum, from primaries to tricky neutrals, flesh tones, and metallics. Additional chapters focus on techniques, such as mixing media, that create color in both traditional and unexpected ways. Examples of work by accomplished artists and interviews with leading painters suggest creative ideas for color use. With expert instruction, detailed information, and inspiring visuals, Artist's Color Manual is especially helpful for those who are learning to paint, yet speaks with definitive authority to all artists looking to perfect their craft. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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ON BECOMING A PAINTER, Johnson, Robert A.
10 Johnson, Robert A. ON BECOMING A PAINTER
9780970949103 2001 0970949103 / 9780970949103 Hardcover Very Good/Good 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-221). 
Price: 5000.00 JPY
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200 GREAT PAINTING IDEAS FOR ARTISTS, Katchen
11 Katchen 200 GREAT PAINTING IDEAS FOR ARTISTS
F+W Media 1998 0891347992 / 9780891347996 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists by Katchen Inside this book, readers will find 200 imaginative suggestions from 56 artists, along with intriguing paintings--in watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, and other popular media--that will jump-start their imaginations and lead them to fresh new subjects and a thrilling sense of creative adventure. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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THE 5 ESSENTIALS IN EVERY POWERFUL PAINTING: UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTS THA T FORM THE FOUNDATION OF DRAMATIC PAINTINGS, Kelley, Ramon
12 Kelley, Ramon THE 5 ESSENTIALS IN EVERY POWERFUL PAINTING: UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTS THA T FORM THE FOUNDATION OF DRAMATIC PAINTINGS
International Artist 1901 1929834128 / 9781929834129 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. It's as easy as A-B-C! Artist Ramon Kelley distills years of hard-won experience into five clearly written chapters that simplify and demonstrate how anyone can create powerful and beautiful paintings. Using oil and pastels, he shows how to design a dynamic composition, simplify values, use color and texture to add dimension to a subject and use contrast to create excitement around focal points. Plus, each chapter contains straightforward instructions and a demonstration clearly illustrating every lesson.Ramon Kelley lives in Denver, Colorado where he has built an award-winning reputation in various media over the last 25 years. Kelley is also a world-class art instructor and contributor to more than 15 art magazines and books. His sensitive character studies are included in numerous galleries, collections and museums, including the Seattle Frye Museum, the Denver Public Library and the Spokane Museum of Native American Cultures. In 1985, the Pastel Society of America designated Ramon a Master Pastellist, and in 1986, he was elected to their Pastel Hall of Fame. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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PAINTING FLOWERS, Leonard, Elizabeth
13 Leonard, Elizabeth PAINTING FLOWERS
Crown Publishing Group 1986 0823036294 / 9780823036295 Hardcover Very Good/Good 
Painting Flowers by Elizabeth Leonard Filled with striking illustrations by contemporary artists working in diverse styles and mediums, this book offers painting ideas designed to encourage fresh approaches to portraying flowers. Helpful exercises are liberally scattered throughout the book. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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FINDING YOUR VISUAL VOICE: A PAINTER'S GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AN ARTISTIC STYL E., Mitchell, Dakota Dakota
14 Mitchell, Dakota Dakota FINDING YOUR VISUAL VOICE: A PAINTER'S GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AN ARTISTIC STYL E.
F+W Media 2008 1581808070 / 9781581808070 Hardcover Very Good 
Finding Your Visual Voice: A Painter's Guide to Developing an Artistic Styl e by Dakota Dakota Mitchell, Lee Haroun Discover Your Artistic Individuality "When you listen to your visual voice and follow your intuitive artistic tr uth, you feel energized, stimulated and connected. Your creative juices are flowing and you receive the energy needed to create what you feel. At the same time, you experience a sense of peace and calm, the satisfaction of do ing what you are meant to do." -Dakota Mitchell Express your creative vision by discovering your distinctive visual voice. Many art instruction books show you ways to paint, but this guide prompts y ou to explore how and why you paint. What do you respond to visually? Emoti onally? This book helps you answer those questions and more to give your ar tistic self a voice. Finding Your Visual Voice is the only book that offers step-by-step paintin g demonstrations, visual examples and engaging exercises to help you build a customized creative process. You'll paint with expression and confidence, so that you can act on your truest creative impulses, and create the artwo rk you've always dreamed of painting. Garner encouragement and advice from more than 30 successful artists whose insights are featured throughout the book. In their own words, these artist s describe their work, revealing their personal struggles, discoveries, pro cesses and achievements. Their compositions span a diverse range of subject s and mediums, but all offer an illuminating perspective on the elusive nat ure of artmaking. Dare to find your own voice and push your artistry well beyond the boundaries of your prev. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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PAINTING THE BEAUTY OF FLOWERS WITH OILS, Moran
15 Moran PAINTING THE BEAUTY OF FLOWERS WITH OILS
F+W Media 1992 0891343822 / 9780891343820 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Painting the Beauty of Flowers with Oils by Moran Moran breaks down the complexities of flower painting into small, manageable parts, teaching artists how to use traditional methods to create graceful florals. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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WATERCOLOR FROM THE HEART, Nechis, Barbara
16 Nechis, Barbara WATERCOLOR FROM THE HEART
Crown Publishing Group 1993 0823016242 / 9780823016242 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Watercolor from the Heart by Barbara Nechis Promoting an experimental approach to painting, Nechis shows how taking risks can lead to mastery of watercolor. The book suggests new variations on such traditional techniques as glazing, wet-into-wet, sponging, resists, and more. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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COLOR MIXING BIBLE: ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MIXING PIGMENTS IN O IL, ACRYLIC, WATERCOLOR, GOUACHE, SOFT PASTEL, PENCIL, Sidaway, Ian
17 Sidaway, Ian COLOR MIXING BIBLE: ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MIXING PIGMENTS IN O IL, ACRYLIC, WATERCOLOR, GOUACHE, SOFT PASTEL, PENCIL
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2002 0823007235 / 9780823007233 Paperback Very Good 
Color Mixing Bible: All You'll Ever Need to Know about Mixing Pigments in O il, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Soft Pastel, Pencil, and Ink by Ian Sidaw ay Mixing colors accurately may be an art unto itself. In fact, many artists a re discouraged by the time and expense it takes to mix and match colors, an d achieve the right results. Even more frustrating is the vast range of col ors available. Now there's a ready-to-use visual directory that takes all t he guesswork out of mixing and matching colors . . . making every artist an expert! Color Mixing Bible provides a basic color palette for each art med ium, demonstrating an array of two-, three-, and four-color mixes, as well as offering full explanations of various paints and pigments. This invaluable guide features scores of tips and techniques for color mixi ng with oils, acrylics, watercolors, inks, pastels, and virtually every oth er art medium. It also includes in-depth information on how to determine th e opacity and strength of a color, choose a color palette, mix whites, arra nge and organize colors prior to mixing, use optical and physical mixing te chniques, and much more! Plus, hundreds of color illustrations make everyth ing simple. Whether one is an aspiring artist or working professional, Colo r Mixing Bible is an essential addition to every bookshelf. Editorial Reviews This fine book covers color theory for beginners. Sidaway (The Instant Artist) offers brief sections on the science of color, theory, and pigments, plus numerous color-mixing charts in oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, soft pastels, pencils, and inks. Stephen Quiller's book Color Choices: Making. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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OIL PAINTING COURSE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: GUIDED LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED ARTISTS, Staiger, Kathleen
18 Staiger, Kathleen OIL PAINTING COURSE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: GUIDED LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED ARTISTS
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008 0823032590 / 9780823032594 Paperback Very Good 
Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists by Kathleen Staiger 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! 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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