11 step-by-step demonstrations for painting puddles, streams, rivers, raging oceans, snow and more. 8 bonus demonstration videos to help you achieve realistic water paintings. More than 30 techniques for creating accurate shadow and light, reflections of objects and wave types.
First published in 1940, this is the fifth edition of Ralph Mayer's book. It is designed as a reference guide to the materials necessary for the modern artist. Techniques for watercolour, oil and acrylic painting are included.
Bees are a marvel of nature and vital to human existence. This book offers startling insights into the lives of bees and shows how we can best support and benefit from their presence in our gardens and hives. It includes recipes for simple home remedies and beauty treatments using honey, wax and propolis, such as a honey and clay facial mask.
A comprehensive step-by-step guide to floristry which includes step- by-step instructions for a wide range of basic floristry skills, from wiring and taping through to making a bridal bouquet. Inspirational pages feature a range of finished designs, both traditional and modern. It also provides advice for running a smooth business.
Blacksmithing is one of the traditional "lost arts" deserving re- discovery by anyone interested in do-it-yourself building and crafting. Creating one's own apparatus from metal enhances wood- working, stonework, building, and restoration work.
Tells the story of the pear from its taste and appearance to breeding and cultivation, following the fruit's journey through history and around the world. This book reveals the secrets of the pear as a status symbol, some of the most celebrated fruit growers in history, and how the pear came to be so important as an international commodity.
The skull is one of the recognizable symbols of contemporary visual culture. Packaged in an amazing 'skeleton' binding and drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design, The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today's most iconic cultural symbols.
The history of art is inseparable from the history of colour. This book takes readers across the globe and over the centuries on a tour through the history of color in art. It aims to uncover the origins and science of colour. It is illustrated in full colour throughout with 166 major works of art.