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Old Turtle And The Broken Truth
Douglas Wood

Scholastic Press, 2003

Powerhouse team Douglas Wood and Jon J Muth present a sequel to Old Turtle, the award-winning wisdom tale of peace and love for the earth. In this profoundly moving fable, the earth & all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness & power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's Truth is not a ...


Watercolor Artist's Guide to Exceptional Color
Jan Hart

Walter Foster, 2007

There are hundreds of watercolor paints on the market, with widely varying characteristics, appearances, and names. This easy-to-use book cuts through the confusion. In this informative, 128-page book, author Jan Hart covers pigment properties while providing helpful information on combining colors on the palette for optimal effect. The full-color book features an array of step-by-step painting demonstrations and a must-have glossary of pigment ...


Painting Weathered Buildings in Pen, Ink & Watercolor (Artist's Photo Reference)
Claudia Nice

North Light Books, 2003

Capture the beauty and charm of wonderful weathered buildings! Paint may fade and iron may rust, but the character of buildings strengthens with age. Join Claudia Nice as she shows you how to portray the mellow hues, weathered wood, cracked windowpanes and other imperfections that make old buildings perfectly wonderful subjects to paint. Using the exciting combination of pen, ink and watercolor, Claudia will help you discover the joy of ...


Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

Watson-Guptill, 2014

A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals.   Do you want to bring the joy back into your art? Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? ...


Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds In Watercolor
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Impact, 2008

Bring a Fantasy World of Enchanting Beings to Life! Angels, faeries and mermaids have engaged the imaginations and enchanted the brushes of artists for centuries. Now you can evoke the spirit of these mythical creatures and create fantastic works of ethereal art in watercolor. Step by inspired step, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law shows you how to paint the otherworlds' most marvelous creatures and exquisite settings. Twenty step-by-step projects show ...


Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium

Watson-Guptill, 2012

The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve.  Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, ...


Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes
Gordon MacKenzie

North Light Books, 2006

This book is an incredible course on landscape painting, complete with samplerstyle demonstrations on how to paint various elements. On a deeper level, it is about listening to your heart and following your inspiration. MacKenzie shares his passion for the land, the medium of watercolor, and the marriage of the two. He starts with the essential techniques, tools and information that you need to work with watercolorseverything from stocking your ...


Jerry Yarnell's Landscape Painting Secrets

North Light Books, 2008

Let Jerry teach you how to Master Landscapes You can master landscape painting with the help of popular painter Jerry Yarnell. In Landscape Painting Secrets , Jerry explores the different areas of landscape painting that often create problems for beginning and intermediate artists. All of the major landscape elements are covered—from rocks, dirt roads and grass to still and moving water to atmospheric conditions like rainbows, falling snow, ...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books, 2003

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow ...


Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter
James Gurney

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2010


True Colors: A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals
Kathryn Bold

Stampington & Company, 2003

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Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte

University of South Carolina Press, 2012

In Working South, renowned watercolorist Mary Whyte captures in exquisite detail the essence of vanishing blue-collar professions from across ten states in the American South with sensitivity and reverence for her subjects. From the textile mill worker and tobacco farmer to the sponge diver and elevator operator, Whyte has sought out some of the last remnants of rural and industrial workforces declining or altogether lost through changes in our ...


The Natural Way to Paint: Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully
Charles Reid

Watson-Guptill, 1994

Charles Reid's latest book is the culmination of his organic approach to painting. Reid's aim is to show artists how to achieve a natural-looking, painterly style within the context of a progressive, step-by-step format. Each aspect of developing the figure is clearly demonstrated.


The Spice Cookbook
Lillie Stuckey, Avanelle Day

Independent Pub Group, 1964

By A Customer on April 1, 1997 Spice trade history, spice/herb usage, fantastic index; what a start! I'm not a great cook but "The Spice Cookbook", makes it happen. An excellent learning tool with all the basics up front. Over 500 pages of recipes, many building on each other. Talk about ways to fix shrimp. Japanese Fruit Cake, spiced ... page 107. Stuffed cabbage leaves, Hungarian style .. page 550. From spareribs Hawaii style to carrot, sweet ...


Powerful Watercolor Landscapes: 37 Tools for Painting with Impact

North Light Books, 2011

Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy and fun to learn. Following this guide's masterful visual instruction, you'll ...


Painting Garden Birds with Sherry C. Nelson (Decorative Painting)
Sherry Nelson

North Light Books, 1998

Trade in your bird watching binoculars for a brush! Sherry C. Nelson, MDA, invites you to paint your favorite American garden birds. In this book, 11 different oil painting projects show you how to create Bluebirds, Cardinals, Goldfinches, Hummingbirds and other stunning birds in their natural surroundings. Sherry even teaches you, stroke by stroke, how to paint delicate feather textures, markings and eyes! Each project is explained ...


Exploring Color/How to Use and Control Color in Your Paintings
Nita Leland

North Light Books, 1991

Color touches the emotions. More than rigid rules and theories govern its use. But beautiful color is no happy accident—in order to use color effectively, you much understand how it works. In this classic book, popular workshop instructor Nita Leland illustrates the principles of color with step-by-step demonstrations and finishes paintings. You'll find 87 exercises that help you apply this information in your own work, showing you ways to ...


Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra
Bill Buford

TASCHEN America Llc, 2009

Fantastic menagerie: The sinister majesty of Walton Ford's wildlife   At first glance, Walton Ford ’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear , and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the ’operatic’ nature of ...


Watercolor The Spirit Of Spontaneity
Karlyn Holman

Karlyn Gallery, 2008

Readers will celebrate the painting process by exploring the spontaneous spirit of watercolour. They will find deeper meaning to their artwork by experimenting with watercolour and exploring different design techniques.This hands-on approach will give the reader the tools they need to open their minds and use these ideas as a catalyst to help them develop their own authentic style. Both novices and experienced artists will be inspired and ...


Down Bohicket Road: An Artist's Journey: Painting and Sketches by Mary Whyte

University of South Carolina Press, 2012

Artist Mary Whyte’s Down Bohicket Road includes two decades worth of watercolors—depicting a select group of Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, and their stories. In 1991, following Whyte’s recovery from a year of treatment for cancer, she and her husband moved to a small sea island near Charleston, seeking a new home where they could reinvent themselves far removed from the hectic pace of Philadelphia. In this remote corner of ...



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