Painting Beautiful Skin Tones With Color & Light

After poring through scores of art books for the many years, it doesn't take me long to spot a good one. When Chris Saper's book arrived from Amazon and I flipped through page after page of stunning illustrations, I knew I'd found a gem! But it's not a mere coffee table book, though the paintings are beautiful enough to merit that, it's also a guide to deciphering what makes a portrait work. And what doesn't. After years of painting ...

Strokes Of Genius 4 – The Best Of Drawing: Exploring Line

Rachel Rubin Wolf is the longtime editor of North Light's popular Splash book series as well as Strokes of Genius. She has edited dozens of other art books and also writes for Art Connoisseur Magazine. The Strokes of Genius books are among some of the very best books of art I have ever seen. This one, Exploring Line, is no slouch in that department. The contributors are talented, imaginative artists who don't do drawings...they do AM...

Sponge Painting By Ann Rooney

wife loved the book This is a rare craft book, one that requires little experience, uses simple tools, and does not result in cloyingly sweet projects. Rooney teaches one to cut and manipulate sponge pads, sheet foam, and natural sea sponge to achieve remarkable impressionistic textures. These are combined to represent anything from vines, bamboo, and butterflies to the moon and stars. Tins, boxes, shelves, flowerpots, and fabrics ca...