The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating Your Visual Narrative

The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating Your Visual Narrative
Take a mixed-media journey to the very heart of your creativity! The Painted Art Journal opens doors to your most personal and authentic art yet. Tell your story as only you can, through a series of guided projects that culminate in a beautiful, autobiographical art journal worthy of passing along to future generations. Along the way, you will hone your own unique style of artful storytelling, filled with the images, colors and symbols that resonate most powerfully with you. Twenty-four inventive, step-by-step prompts help you to: Set the scene for making art–from establishing rituals that unlock creativity to curating a personal storyboard. Draw inspiration from photos, typography, sketches, childhood memories, quotes and more. Shape your story with timelines, gathered-word poetry and simple approaches to portraits. Express yourself through an exciting range of mixed-media techniques, using everything from pen and ink, markers and watercolor to image transfers, printmaking with linocuts, acrylic and collage. A book unlike any other, The Painted Art Journal is all about digging deeper, honoring your life, and coming away with a truer understanding of yourself and your art. “Each of our stories is so different, lovely and broken in its own way.” –Jeanne Oliver
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Kew: The Watercolour Flower Painter’s A to Z: An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 50 Popular Flowers


From azalea to zantedeschia, this unique watercolour artist’s guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint, in a crisp and natural style, over 50 of the most popular species of flower. Includes step-by-step photographs, details, and instructions on capturing the individual essence of the flower, together with comprehensive information on the appropriate techniques and colour mixes to use. Glorious full-colour photographs of the finished watercolour show the depth and variety of the plant portraits, from the exquisitely executed passion flower to the bold luminosity of the oriental poppy. This book teaches the essential skills of creating realistic structure and form by close observation of the pattern of light and shade on petals and foliage.
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The Legend of Krishna in Wall Paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan

The Legend of Krishna in Wall Paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan
The Legend of Krishna in Wall Paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan is a comprehensive documentation of the Krishna theme in an art form that is now on the verge of extinction. The exploits of Krishna have been and continue to be a great source of inspiration for the Indian artist. The author Pradip Zaveri has painstakingly collected images from temples, palaces, havelis, mansions, schools and houses during his extensive travels in Gujarat and Rajasthan. This book explores the Krishna myth in its historical and cultural context. This collection essentially tells the story of Krishna’s life as a child and then moves on to his adolescence as a cowherd, followed by his romantic dalliances. It includes paintings that illustrate the deeds of Vishnu and his other avataras. These wall paintings provide detailed glimpses of the social and cultural life of the people. Sadly this form of artistic representation is on the verge of extinction. In this book Pradip Zaveri preserves for posterity’s sake this vibrant tradition that is an integral part of the country’s representative art forms.
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Masters in Art, Vol. 5: A Series of Illustrated Monographs; Issued Monthly; Vermeer of Delft; June, 1904 (Classic Reprint)

Masters in Art, Vol. 5: A Series of Illustrated Monographs; Issued Monthly; Vermeer of Delft; June, 1904 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Masters in Art, Vol. 5: A Series of Illustrated Monographs; Issued Monthly; Vermeer of Delft; June, 1904

In the full tide of his success, however, we find Vermeer’s death recorded in the registers of Delft. Under what circumstances it occurred is not related; we know only that it took place in December, 1675, when he was but forty three years of age, that he left a family of eight children, and that he was buried in the Oude Kerk (old Church) of his native town of Delft.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at http://www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Splash 19: The Illusion of Light (Splash: the Best of Watercolor)

Splash 19: The Illusion of Light (Splash: the Best of Watercolor)
Illuminating the Best in Watercolor Painting! “If tonal value is the structure–the bones and muscle–of the painting, the illusion of light gives a painting its soul…. There would be no art, no life, without light.” -Rachel Wolf (p5) Like moths to a flame, watercolor artists are forever fascinated, sometimes obsessed, and often frustrated by their quest to capture the elusive qualities of light. Splash 19 showcases 125+ shining successes, fresh out of the studios of today’s top artists. These artists revel in the possibilities of light, reflection, refraction, and shadows. Their paintings celebrate the magic that happens when light dances across the landscape, bounces around a still life, or pierces a rainy city night. From the riot of reflections on water, to a cat basking in the sun, to the inner glow of innocence in a child’s expression…light brings this work to life. Alongside each painting, commentary from the artist offers firsthand insight into how they use light to create mood, tell a story, or evoke a sense of time and place. A brilliant representation of contemporary watercolor, this 19th volume continues the proud tradition that has made Splash the longest-running “best of watercolor” competition series. Paintings from more than 100 of today’s leading contemporary artists, selected from thousands of entries Captions reveal inspirations and techniques, allowing readers to appreciate the work on a deeper level Themed chapters include cityscapes, animals, interiors, still life, portraits, landscapes, seascapes and more “A gift of painting is this power to create the light we want to tell the story we choose.” -Kathryn Keller Larkins (p 31) “Light can change a rather ordinary subject into something extraordinary!” -Kathie George (p44) “While painting, I became absorbed again by the emotional power of light streaming into a darkened room to create a beautiful tableau from a modest glass of flowers.” -David Cox (p112) “I find nothing more magical than wandering through forests of towering trees letting dappled streams of light filter their way toward me, challenging me to capture that moment in time.” -Erica Qualey (p128)
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Masters in Art, Vol. 5: A Series of Illustrated Monographs; Issued Monthly; Vermeer of Delft; June, 1904 (Classic Reprint)

Masters in Art, Vol. 5: A Series of Illustrated Monographs; Issued Monthly; Vermeer of Delft; June, 1904 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Masters in Art, Vol. 5: A Series of Illustrated Monographs; Issued Monthly; Vermeer of Delft; June, 1904

In the full tide of his success, however, we find Vermeer’s death recorded in the registers of Delft. Under what circumstances it occurred is not related; we know only that it took place in December, 1675, when he was but forty three years of age, that he left a family of eight children, and that he was buried in the Oude Kerk (old Church) of his native town of Delft.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at http://www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Mandala Art: Colouring Books for Adults with Tear Out Sheets (Adult Colouring Book)

Mandala Art: Colouring Books for Adults with Tear Out Sheets (Adult Colouring Book)
Mandalas are spiritual and ritual diagrams representing the various interpretations of our universe. These powerful diagrams can help you embark on a spiritual journey of self-discovery by allowing you to take a break from a hectic life style. Relax and get rid of your anxieties by adding myriad colours to these extraordinary designs.
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