Art Instruction Books

A Listmania! list by Nita Leland "nlstudio" (Dayton, OH USA)
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Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting (Dover Art Instruction)
1.  Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting (Dover Art Instruction) by Edgar A. Whitney
The list author says:
  "My all time favorite watercolor book, back in print at last!"
$17.51   Used & New from: $3.56
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Ways With Watercolor
2.  Ways With Watercolor by Theodore Kautzky
The list author says:
  "A close second to Whitney--every watercolorist should have it"
Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Master Class in Watermedia: Techniques in Traditional and Experimental Painting
3.  Master Class in Watermedia: Techniques in Traditional and Experimental Painting by Edward H. Betts
The list author says:
  "Realism & abstraction in watermedia--great for design"
Used & New from: $19.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Watercolor Bold & Free: 64 Experimental Ideas and Techniques in Watercolor
4.  Watercolor Bold & Free: 64 Experimental Ideas and Techniques in Watercolor by Lawrence Goldsmith
The list author says:
  "Captures the beauty of pure transparent watercolor--a classic"
Used & New from: $4.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Keys to Drawing
5.  Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson
The list author says:
  "One of the best books on drawing--comprehensive"
$15.35   Used & New from: $3.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
6.  The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
The list author says:
  "Don't be afraid to try it--it really works!"
Used & New from: $0.03
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
7.  Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles
The list author says:
  "Every artist should read this book--I highlighted nearly every sentence."
$8.74   Used & New from: $3.60
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)

Discovering the Inner Eye: Experiments in Water Media
8.  Discovering the Inner Eye: Experiments in Water Media by Virginia Cobb
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  "This book should be reprinted--great for abstraction and design"
Used & New from: $8.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Making Color Sing
9.  Making Color Sing by Jeanne Dobie
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  "You'll love this helpful book, especially if you love color mixing."
Used & New from: $3.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Watercolor from the Heart: Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature
10.  Watercolor from the Heart: Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature by Barbara Nechis
The list author says:
  "Spontaneous painting in watercolor--breathtaking and useful, too"
Used & New from: $5.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Shape of Content (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1956-1957) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
11.  The Shape of Content (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1956-1957) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Ben Shahn
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  "Finding meaning in your art--artists all need to understand this"
$16.13   Used & New from: $3.81
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
12.  The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color by Johannes Itten
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  "Fascinating masterwork on color theory with exquisite illustrations"
Used & New from: $187.85
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Creating Textures in Watercolor: A Guide to Painting 83 Textures from Grass to Glass to Tree Bark to Fur
13.  Creating Textures in Watercolor: A Guide to Painting 83 Textures from Grass to Glass to Tree Bark to Fur by Cathy Johnson
The list author says:
  "Great tricks and techniques for the watercolor painter"
Used & New from: $3.20
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory
14.  Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory by Stephen Quiller
The list author says:
  "Terrific book for color mixing in different water media"
$15.19   Used & New from: $8.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects
15.  How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects by Nita Engle
The list author says:
  "The master of watercolor illusion reveals all her secrets"
Used & New from: $7.22
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Painting Nature in Pen & Ink with Watercolor
16.  Painting Nature in Pen & Ink with Watercolor by Claudia Nice
The list author says:
  "Painting and sketching nature made easy--great learning tool"
Used & New from: $10.94
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Celebrate Your Creative Self
17.  Celebrate Your Creative Self by Mary Todd Beam
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  "Fun experiments for the risk-takers"
Used & New from: $1.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Search for the Real and Other Essays
18.  Search for the Real and Other Essays by Hans Hofmann
The list author says:
  "Finding authenticity in your art by a 20th century abstract master"
$16.38   Used & New from: $4.03
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking
19.  Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking by Julia Ayres
The list author says:
  "Wonderful instruction on all variations of monotype-making"
$15.47   Used & New from: $3.31
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Design Basics
20.  Design Basics by Stephen Pentak
The list author says:
  "A comprehensive text and reference on design for  fine artists"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Drawing Without Fear
21.  Drawing Without Fear by Robert Regis Dvorak
The list author says:
  "Afraid to draw a straight line? Forget it--read this book!"
Used & New from: $12.14
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Color Magic for Quilters: Absolutely the Easiest, Most Successful Method for Choosing Colors and Fabrics to Create Quilts You'll Love
22.  Color Magic for Quilters: Absolutely the Easiest, Most Successful Method for Choosing Colors and Fabrics to Create Quilts You'll Love by Ann Seely
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  "I love this approach to color in fiber art."
Used & New from: $0.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Exploring Color: How to Use and Control Color in Your Painting
23.  Exploring Color: How to Use and Control Color in Your Painting by Nita Leland
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  "My book--a practical reference with lots of exercises and illustrations"
Used & New from: $4.80
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Creative Artist
24.  The Creative Artist by Nita Leland
The list author says:
  "My book--accessing your creativity plus lots of activities to break blocks"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Creative Collage Techniques
25.  Creative Collage Techniques by Nita Leland
The list author says:
  "My book--from beginners to professionals, a complete course in collage"
$15.19   Used & New from: $0.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)