Following the success of his first book, ´´The Best of the Joy of Painting,´´ Bob Ross gathered sixty more of his favorite paintings to create ´´ More Joy of Painting.´´ Now available in paperback, ´´More Joy of Painting´´ presents each painting in full color, followed by detailed instructions and a series of black-and-white photos to walk you, step-by-step, through the process of creating a Bob Ross original. So, whether you want a landscape of snowcapped mountains or a serene fall day, with ´´More Joy of Painting´´ you can create a beautiful work of art with the same ease and grace as Bob Ross.
Since 1983, Bob Ross has been television´s favorite artist. His Joy of Painting show captures higher ratings than any other art program in history, year after year. Bob´s quick painting style and easy, encouraging manner reach millions of viewers around the world each day. His third book -- New Joy of Painting -- is now available in paperback, containing another sixty of his favorite landscape paintings. Each is presented in full color, along with written instructions and detailed black-and-white how-to photographs. Now you really can complete your very own beautiful masterpiece -- you can do it. ´´Remember, there is no failure, only learning,´´ says author Annette Kowalski. ´´As I´ve heard Bob Ross say a thousand times, I hope you never create a painting that you´re totally satisfied with, for it´s this dissatisfaction that will create the motivation necessary for you to start your next painting, armed with the knowledge you acquired from the previous one.´´
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, especially in academic art circles. Fortunately for aspiring artists today who wish to learn the methods that allowed the Old Masters to achieve the luminous color and subtle tonalities so characteristic of their work, this knowledge has been preserved in hundreds of small traditional painting ateliers that persevered in the old ways in this country and throughout the world. Coming out of this dedicated movement, Portrait Painting Atelier is an essential resource for an art community still recovering from a time when solid instruction in art technique was unavailable in our schools. Of particular value here is a demonstration of the Old Masters´ technique of layering paint over a toned-ground surface, a process that builds from the transparent dark areas to the more densely painted lights. This method unifies the entire painting, creating a beautiful glow that illuminates skin tones and softly blends all the color tones. Readers will also find valuable instruction in paint mediums from classic oil-based to alkyd-based, the interactive principles of composition and photograph-based composition, and the anatomy of the human face and the key relationships among its features. Richly illustrated with the work of preeminent masters such as Millet, Géricault, and van Gogh, as well as some of today´s leading portrait artists-and featuring seven detailed step-by-step portrait demonstrations- Portrait Painting Atelier is the first book in many years to so comprehensively cover the concepts and techniques of traditional portraiture.
Following on from his successful book ´´Watercolour Trees´´, Harrison presents a new edition of this award-winning title, and includes a great selection of clear, detailed step-by-step demonstrations along with extra tips.
Beginner´s Guide to Digital Painting: Characters is a comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters. It features established artists such as Charlie Bowater (concept artist at Atomhawk) and Derek Stenning (freelance concept artist and illustrator, with clients such as Marvel Entertainment and Nintendo) who share their industry experiences by covering such aspects as posing characters, choosing the correct costumes, conveying emotions, and creating suitable moods. Conclusive step-by-step instructions make this an invaluable resource for artists looking to learn new skills, as well as those pursuing the next level.
The question of which 17th-century paintings in Rembrandt´s style were actually painted by Rembrandt himself had already become an issue during his lifetime. It is an issue that is still hotly disputed among art historians today. The problem arose because Rembrandt had numerous pupils who learned the art of painting by imitating their master or by assisting him with his work as a portrait painter. He also left pieces unfinished, to be completed by others. The question is how to determine which works were from Rembrandt´s own hand. Can we, for example, define the criteria of quality that would allow us to distinguish the master´s work from that of his followers? Do we yet have methods of investigation that would deliver objective evidence of authenticity? To what extent do research techniques used in the physical sciences help? Or are we, after all, still dependent on the subjective, expert eye of the connoisseur? The present book provides answers to these questions. Prof. Ernst van de Wetering, the author of our forthcoming book which deals with these questions, has been closely involved in all aspects of this research since 1968, the year the renowned Rembrandt Research Project (RRP) was founded. In particular, he played an important role in developing new criteria for authentication. Van de Wetering was also witness to the way the often overly zealous tendency to doubt the authenticity of Rembrandt´s paintings got out of hand. In this book he re-attributes to the master a substantial number of unjustly rejected Rembrandts. He also was closely involved in the (re)discovery of a considerable number of lost or completely unknown works by Rembrandt. The verdicts of earlier specialists - including the majority of members of the original RRP (up to 1989) - were based on connoisseurship: the self-confidence in one´s ability to recognise a specific artist´s style and ´hand´. Over the years, Van de Wetering has carried out seminal research into 17th-century studio practice and ideas about art current in Rembrandt´s time. In this book he demonstrates the fallibility of traditional connoisseurship, especially in the case of Rembrandt, who was par excellence a searching artist. The methodological implications of this critical view are discussed in an introductory chapter which relates the history of the developments in this turbulent field of research. Van de Wetering´s account of his own involvement in it makes this book a lively and sometimes unexpectedly personal account. The catalogue section presents a chronologically ordered survey of Rembrandt´s entire painted oeuvre of 336 paintings, richly illustrated and annotated. For all the paintings re-attributed in this book, extensive commentaries have been included that provide a multi-facetted new insight into Rembrandt´s world and the world of art-historical research. Rembrandt´s Paintings Revisited is a reprint of the concluding sixth volume of A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings (Volumes I-V; 1982, 1986, 1989, 2005, 2010). It can also be read as a revisionary critique of the first three Volumes published by the old RRP team up till 1989 and of Gerson´s influential survey of Rembrandt´s painted oeuvre of 1968/69. At the same time, the book is designed as an independent overview that can be used on the basis that anyone seeking more detailed information will be referred to the five previous (digital versions of the) Volumes and the detailed catalogues published in the meantime by the various museums with collections of Rembrandt paintings. This work of art history and art research should belong in the library of every serious art historical institute, university or museum.
This lovely book will be an indispensable guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 40 of the most popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the unique beauty of each species. All the techniques the reader will need are clearly explained and demonstrated, from analysing the shape and structure of the flowers to mixing and blending rich, luminous colours, laying washes, creating textured effects and adding highlights. Each featured flower includes information about its distinguishing characteristics, detailed step-by-step instructions, a complete colour palette, mini demonstrations showing special techniques, and a stunning full-colour image of a finished painting.
Oil Painting: 1-2-3 Easy Techniques to Mastering Oil Painting! It´s available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of oil painting. Instructions on what supplies you will need! A walk through from getting started to learning different techniques! Included are lists of many styles of painting! Why so many struggle with oil painting? All inside this audiobook! Secrets on how an artist can capture the art in their techniques to have their paintings come alive! Lean how you can too! Most importantly providing you with the tips to adding finishing touches to your masterpiece! Sculpting: 1-2-3 Easy Techniques to Mastering Sculpting! It´s available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of sculpting. Detailed outlines of every type of technique available in sculpting! A walk through from getting started to learning different techniques! Everything you need to know about which tools you will need to master sculpting! Dive right into modeling! Secrets on what you need as an artist to have your sculptures come alive! Most importantly providing you with the tips to adding finishing touches to your masterpiece! Download now and don´t wait as oil painting and sculpting are made easy for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088450/bk_acx0_088450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Acrylic Painting: 1-2-3 Easy Techniques to Mastering Acrylic Painting! It´s available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of acrylic painting Instructions of the what supplies you will need! A walk through from getting started to learning different techniques! Included are what to stay away from and avoid when painting! Why so many struggle with Acrylic Painting? All inside this audio! Secrets on how an artist can capture the art in their techniques to have their paintings come alive! Lean how you can too! Most importantly providing you with the tips to adding finishing touches to your masterpiece! Now it´s up to you! Do you want to learn how simple it can be or wonder why you never took the chance! Oil Painting: 1-2-3 Easy Techniques to Mastering Oil Painting! It´s available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of Oil Painting Instructions of the what supplies you will need! A walk through from getting started to learning different techniques! Included are lists of many styles of painting! Why so many struggle with Oil Painting? All inside this read! Secrets on how an artist can capture the art in their techniques to have their paintings come alive! Lean how you can too! Most importantly providing you with the tips to adding finishing touches to your masterpiece! Now it´s up to you! Do you want to learn how simple it can be or wonder why you never took the chance! Sculpting: 1-2-3 Easy Techniques to Mastering Sculpting! It´s available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of sculpting Detailed outlines of every type of technique available in sculpting! A walk through from getting started to learning different techniques! Everything you need to know of which tools you will need to ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082468/bk_acx0_082468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is probably no surprise that Edward Lear felt the need to make children laugh. He was born in 1812 in North London, youngest-but-one of 21 children. Money problems led to his leaving home at the age of four with an older sister, who looked after him as a mother until she died. His health was always poor, and, while still young, he started suffering from depression, which he called ´´The Morbids´´. A professional artist, his failing eyesight caused him to switch from the detailed painting of birds to producing landscapes for travel books. He travelled widely and ended his life in Italy. He never married, and late in life relied for companionship on his cat, Foss, and on his Albanian chef, Giorgis - who was apparently a much better friend than a chef. The joy of Lear´s Limericks - a form which he made popular - are his complete disregard for logic and his love of words - boldly inventing new ones if nothing better came to hand. An artist, a musician, a composer, a lover of poetry. It is a bitter-sweet thought that such a gifted man, who struggled to find happiness in his own life, leaves, as a legacy, a book to make children laugh. There was an Old Derry down Derry, Who loved to see little folks merry; So he made them a book, and with laughter they shook At the fun of that Derry down Derry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Barrans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001672/bk_mike_001672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.