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Art Instruction Books

Nita Leland "nlstudio"
 
Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting (Dover Art Instruction)
Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting (Dover Art Instruction)
"My all time favorite watercolor book, back in print at last!"
Ways With Watercolor
Ways With Watercolor
"A close second to Whitney--every watercolorist should have it"
Master Class in Watermedia: Techniques in Traditional and Experimental Painting
Master Class in Watermedia: Techniques in Traditional and Experimental Painting
"Realism & abstraction in watermedia--great for design"
Watercolor Bold & Free: 64 Experimental Ideas and Techniques in Watercolor
Watercolor Bold & Free: 64 Experimental Ideas and Techniques in Watercolor
"Captures the beauty of pure transparent watercolor--a classic"
Keys to Drawing
Keys to Drawing
"One of the best books on drawing--comprehensive"
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
"Don't be afraid to try it--it really works!"
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
"Every artist should read this book--I highlighted nearly every sentence."
Discovering the Inner Eye: Experiments in Water Media
Discovering the Inner Eye: Experiments in Water Media
"This book should be reprinted--great for abstraction and design"
Making Color Sing
Making Color Sing
"You'll love this helpful book, especially if you love color mixing."
Watercolor from the Heart: Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature
Watercolor from the Heart: Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature
"Spontaneous painting in watercolor--breathtaking and useful, too"
The Shape of Content (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1956-1957) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
The Shape of Content (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1956-1957) (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
"Finding meaning in your art--artists all need to understand this"
The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
"Fascinating masterwork on color theory with exquisite illustrations"
Creating Textures in Watercolor: A Guide to Painting 83 Textures from Grass to Glass to Tree Bark to Fur
Creating Textures in Watercolor: A Guide to Painting 83 Textures from Grass to Glass to Tree Bark to Fur
"Great tricks and techniques for the watercolor painter"
Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory
Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory
"Terrific book for color mixing in different water media"
How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects
How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects
"The master of watercolor illusion reveals all her secrets"
Painting Nature in Pen & Ink with Watercolor
Painting Nature in Pen & Ink with Watercolor
"Painting and sketching nature made easy--great learning tool"
Celebrate Your Creative Self
Celebrate Your Creative Self
"Fun experiments for the risk-takers"
Search for the Real and Other Essays
Search for the Real and Other Essays
"Finding authenticity in your art by a 20th century abstract master"
Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking
Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking
"Wonderful instruction on all variations of monotype-making"
Design Basics
Design Basics
"A comprehensive text and reference on design for  fine artists"
Drawing Without Fear
Drawing Without Fear
"Afraid to draw a straight line? Forget it--read this book!"
Color Magic for Quilters: Absolutely the Easiest, Most Successful Method for Choosing Colors and Fabrics to Create Quilts You'll Love
Color Magic for Quilters: Absolutely the Easiest, Most Successful Method for Choosing Colors and Fabrics to Create Quilts You'll Love
"I love this approach to color in fiber art."
Exploring Color: How to Use and Control Color in Your Painting
Exploring Color: How to Use and Control Color in Your Painting
"My book--a practical reference with lots of exercises and illustrations"
The Creative Artist
The Creative Artist
"My book--accessing your creativity plus lots of activities to break blocks"
Creative Collage Techniques
Creative Collage Techniques
"My book--from beginners to professionals, a complete course in collage"