Books on Painting Styles: Play With Paint

Author: Sherry Helms

Learn about various popular styles and types of painting viz. Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Silk Painting, Decorative Painting, Face Painting and Glass Painting. Here, in this post, we have compiled a list of Books on Different Painting Styles that will help you being creative, even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, and let you realize how creative you can be. Also, you can gift these books to a friend or any beloved one who is born creative, and let him/her to grow more artistic.

Watercolor Painting

How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic EffectsAward-winning artist Nita Engle‘s breakthrough approach to watercolor shows readers how to combine spontaneity and control to produce glowing, realistic paintings. Her method begins with action-filled exercises that demonstrate how to play with paint, following no rules. Subsequent step-by-step projects add planning to the mix, demonstrating how to turn loose washes into light-filled watercolors with textural effects achieved by spraying, sprinkling, pouring, squirting, or stamping paint.

Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World’s Most Versatile Medium - This is an all-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques and more. It features over 101 ways to break through the boundaries of conventional painting and re-define the creative potential of this all-purpose medium. Every page provides insight on how to use acrylic paint in ways you never thought possible to create stunning visual effects and textures. To give you additional insight and inspiration, this book features a gallery of finished works by fellow painting revolutionaries that blend various acrylic techniques to create amazing effects.

Oil Painting

The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and ExperiencedOffered in this book, everything you always wanted to know about oil painting, but were afraid to ask or maybe you weren’t afraid but just didn’t know what to ask or where to start.  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.

Silk Painting

Beginner’s Guide to Silk Painting – Twelve innovative step-by-step projects illustrate clearly Mandy Southan‘s fresh and original approach to silk painting—perfect for the complete beginner as well as experienced crafters who want to learn new techniques. The best part of this book is that for each project Mandy provides a picture of the finished piece, a drawing of the design, a materials list and pictures for each painting step to offer clear understanding.

Decorative Painting

Decorative Paint and Faux Finishes – Decorative painting is a wide class that encompasses a number of painting techniques and mediums applied to a variety of surfaces. It includes tole painting, folk art, and faux finishing.

This comprehensive decorative painting guide provides instruction on thirty decorative paint techniques with step-by-step photography and color combining recommendations. It includes newer techniques as well as tried-and-true favorites that will inspire novice and experienced painters alike. Loaded with ready-made color combinations, tips on choosing the right painting effects, advice from the pros, and information on specialty tools, this incredible book has tons of photos to get your creative juices flowing, and confidence-building instructions on techniques and materials to see you through to the successful completion of your masterpiece.

Face Painting

Face Painting (Klutz Kit) – This is the best face painting book ever. A fully photographic how-to about kids’ face painting, wire-o bound for lay-flat utility. Includes detailed directions for simple sponge and brush techniques and tear-out cheat sheets to make painting birthday parties easier than ever. This book comes with face paints from Wolfe Brothers — they go on smoothly, dry quickly, last beautifully, and wash off easily, with bold, bright colors that have to be seen to be believed. Also attached a six color palette of face paints, a brush, a sponge, and 12 tear-out, take-along design cards.

 Glass & Ceramic Painting

Gorgeous Glass: 20 Sparkling Ideas For Painting On Glass & China – Painting on glass and china is fun, easy and a creative way to bring the latest designer looks to your home as well as to make great gifts for your friends. Expert artist Arlene S Gillen shows step by step how to paint designer-quality table settings, wedding gifts and home decor. In this book, readers will find dozens of great ideas and designs from simple to sophisticated and classic to contemporary and natural. Also, this book guides on how to use traditional decorative brushstrokes to paint more than forty floral patterns and decorative design motifs, from a simple leaf and vine pattern to luscious berry-trimmed dessert bowls and much more.

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