Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration

Author: HAZEL. SOAN

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008320751

Category:

Page: 128

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An attractive, highly illustrated little sourcebook of ideas and practical exercises, Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration is for artists looking for new creativity. Through a combination of practical instruction, illustrated projects and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic, popular artist Hazel Soan explains how to develop your observational skills and unleash your creativity.The book shows you how to find inspiration all around you - 'seeing' like an artist, recognizing potential subjects and considering new approaches. Hazel Soan encourages you to experiment with papers and other surfaces, refresh your palette and understand what different materials can achieve.From concept to composition let this little book be your guide to what to include in your work, how to be creative with colour and utilize tone and texture. Learn to see the world around you and the art materials you use in a new light, with ideas to inspire you around the house, out and about and on your wider travels. This attractive book also contains inspiring gallery pages which reveal how other artists have found new approaches to their chosen subjects.

I Am an Artist

Author: Patricia L Collins

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761384448

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Are you an artist? Do you see the world around you in a special way? I Am an Artist shows you how simply observing the delights of nature can inspire you to create. Can you name the colors inside a seashell? You're an artist!

Secrets of Watercolour Success

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 9780007194469

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Important as it is, successful watercolors require more than good technique. Often, it is the artist’s attitude to their work that can make the difference between a merely competent painting and one that really stands out. Confidence is the key, and for the intermediate painter, this comes not just by practicing techniques but also by developing a deeper understanding of the underlying tenets of watercolor painting. Hazel Soan, internationally successful artist and instructor, reveals the secrets of watercolor painting that are so often overlooked in the desire to capture likeness. By focusing on the practice and discipline of painting, artists will build confidence in their skills, which will lead to a more positive approach and to paintings that are both vibrant and exciting.

Vibrant Watercolours

Author: Shirley Trevena,Albert Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007225237

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Color is one of the most important aspects of painting, and most artists find it both a fascinating and challenging subject. Shirley Trevena, author of Taking Risks with Watercolour, is well-known for her vibrant watercolor style. Here she demonstrates color theory through a series of simple exercises that illustrate how the principles work in practice, with fascinating sections on using just single colors and neutrals, and how to mix colors in unusual ways to create interesting and sometimes unconventional effects. The role of color to evoke mood and atmosphere is also covered, and throughout the book Shirley's stunning watercolors provide valuable inspiration for artists looking to develop their own style. The key features of the book include Explore Further exercises, studio tips, practical projects, Food for Thought discussion points, and step-by-step demonstrations. In addition, to provide a broader view and show different ways of using color, the work of several guest artists is featured.

Watercolour Textures (Collins Artist’s Studio)

Author: Ann Blockley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008328242

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Ann Blockley is a very successful artist, known for the innovative way in which she uses texture as a key element in her work. This book, in Collins Artist’s Studio series, looks at how she achieves her stunning effects and provides essential guidelines for the intermediate painter wishing to develop this aspect of their own painting.

The Art of Flora Forager

Author: Bridget Beth Collins

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632171503

Category: Floral decorations

Page: 176

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Flower fans and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this charming art book from Instagram sensation Flora Forager featuring the best of her unique floral compositions created with botanical materials. Flora Forager creates images out of flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs, and other natural materials that she finds in her garden and in urban wild areas in her neighborhood. This intimate, lovely book collects her best pieces, including new, exclusive art, along with a peek into her unique creative process. Featured pieces include scenes, mandalas, animals, birds, fish, insects, mythical creatures, iconic women, old masters, and more. Each artwork is accompanied by explanatory text on a facing page including piece name, materials used, and a short, evocative description of the artist's process and inspiration.

People in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)

Author: Trevor Waugh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007548982

Category: Art

Page: 96

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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.

The Essence of Watercolour

The secrets and techniques of watercolour painting revealed

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944776

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.

Elvgren--his Life & Art

Author: Max Allan Collins,Drake Elvgren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888054170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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Drake Elvgren has made exclusive to Collectors Press his father's complete personal archive. Bursting at the seams are meticulously choreographed photos of Elvgren's real-life models posing for Brown and Bigelow pin-ups and advertising works for Coca-Cola, Serta Mattress, NAPA, and many more. Included are transparent pages of models posing, overlaying the finished piece for comparison. A fascinating first-hand approach to the genius of Elvgren's technique.

Words That Matter

A Little Book of Life Lessons

Author: Editors of O, the Oprah Magazine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062007785

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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O, The Oprah Magazine encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style, and make choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. Words That Matter collects more than 600 of the most inspiring things ever said in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine over the course of its extraordinary ten-year history.

Little Book of Screenprinting

Author: Caspar Williamson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452102597

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Screenprinting has moved beyond the gig poster and the tee shirt. Centuries old and made famous by Andy Warhol in the 1960s, the craft is now enjoying a renaissance all over the world as contemporary artists and studios including Rob Ryan, Alakazam!, and Crosshair, among others push the creative limits of the medium in their work with textiles, posters, and more. This large-in-scope but petite-in-size collection features the best pieces from these and more than a hundred other studios. A compact history of screenprinting, a guide to the different presses and techniques, and a beautiful design that expertly combines a handmade and modern aesthetic round out this key book for DIYers.

10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007554958

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes.

The Little Book of Lykke

Secrets of the World’s Happiest People

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062820346

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times bestseller The Little Book of Hygge offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness, by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka)—pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day. While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn’t exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people. In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world—togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness—and explores what actions we can take to become happier. As he reveals, we can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior, whether it’s eating like the French (sitting around a table and savoring our time) or dancing the tango like Argentinians in Buenos Aires. With his trademark warmth and wit, Meik explores the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, how we can be healthier without having to go to the gym, how we can learn to build trust and collaboration, how we can help ourselves by helping others, and why our expectations often outweigh our reality. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke is a global roadmap for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improve our own lives, but help us build better communities and a better world.

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Author: Joanna Goss

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781576068

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.

Collins Little Book of Bananagrams

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007588305

Category: Games

Page: 128

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Discover the secret hints, tips and winning ways of the BANANAGRAMS bunch! This little book contains the insider secrets to help you become Top Banana ... Packed with curious words and fascinating facts, the Collins Little Book of Bananagrams is a treasure in itself. It's the perfect gift for word lovers and BANANAGRAMS players of all ages the world over, and includes: Dozens of proper nouns that you CAN play -- in any word game! Three ways to turn tiles that save VITAL seconds How to use UK & US spellings to IMPROVE your game The one thing you MUST do in your first move 19 games you can play with BANANAGRAMS tiles The ESSENTIAL tip that buys time whenever you call "PEEL!" A dictionary of WEORDS: Weird Words That Win Word Games ... And DOZENS of other top tips to boost your BANANAGRAMS playing power! Over 6 million copies of the game sold.

C. S. Lewis' Little Book of Wisdom

Meditations on Faith, Life, Love, and Literature

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612834302

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Novelist, poet, critic, lay theologian, and best-selling author of the 'Narnia' series, C. S. Lewis’ works have become timeless classics for adults and children around the world. Here in one concise volume is the essence of his thought on subjects ranging from love and faith to ethics and morality and myth and literature that will throw open the windows of the soul and provide readers with bite-sized nuggets of wisdom and inspiration from one of the best-loved writers of the 20th century. This lovely little gift book will provide sustenance, wisdom, and hope for both believers and seekers. And, most importantly, it will provide an entry point for those unfamiliar with Lewis that will make them want to explore his fiction and nonfiction works. Selections from C.S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom: “If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?” “Surely arrested development consists not in refusing to lose old things, but in failing to add new things…” “Do not dare not to dare.” “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”

Sketching (Collins Gem)

Author: Jackie Simmonds

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007554931

Category: Art

Page: 192

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An essential little ebook – perfect for the pocket or art bag – covering all practical aspects of sketching and drawing. Sketching is a skill that every artist needs to master and this handy book shows you how in a very clear and simple way.

Light and Shade in Watercolour

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945264

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Popular artist Hazel Soan focuses on one of the most important aspects of painting - how to portray light, atmosphere and mood in watercolour paintings.