Описание: Mastering Oil Painting is the perfect resource for beginning and intermediate artists to build proficiency and expertise in the art of oil painting. With its slow drying time, oil paint allows artists to layer and blend deep, rich colors that retain their vibrancy when fully dried. Mastering Oil Painting will demonstrate how to work with this classic medium that has been a favorite of professional artists for hundreds of years. This book opens by covering the basic tools and materials for getting started in oil painting, including brushes, mediums, supports, palette knives, and palettes. On the pages that follow, artists will discover valuable information for understanding basic color theory, color mixing, and working with oil mediums, as well as how to master a range of techniques, including blending, stippling, scumbling, drybrushing, sponging, painting thickly and thinly, and others. With the information offered by an accomplished, professional painter, aspiring artists will also learn how to select subject matter, set up a balanced composition, create textures, and use reference photos, all while learning how to paint a range of subjects, such as a landscape, a still life, and a floral arrangement--step by step! With easy-to-follow instruction and breathtakingly realistic artwork to inspire, the combination of tips, techniques, and engaging oil painting lessons in Mastering Oil Painting offers a comprehensive resource for artists of all skill levels desiring to put their newfound painting knowledge to practical use by painting realistic, detailed works of art in oil, from start to finish.
Описание: This volume celebrates the warmth and easy elegance of traditional Southern architecture and interior design, featuring houses of unpretentious and old-fashioned grace that showcase the talents of the South s finest design professionals. Comfort and hospitality are words that express the spirit of simple Southern style. Featured in tantalizing photographs is a discerning selection of residences decorated by Bobby McAlpine, Ken Tate, Ryan Gainey, Jackye Lanham, Amelia Handegan, and others. Located in old Southern cities such as Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans, as well as seaside and mountain retreats, these intimate dwellings are steeped in architectural tradition. The residences profiled illustrate fresh design interpretations of romantic Southern style, such as a New Orleans double-shotgun with a modern all-white palette, a nineteenth-century summer cottage with updated coastal decor, and a Louisiana plantation house with handsome Creole antiques. Two sections, "Pure and Simple" and "Simply Elegant," explore the varied ways that Southerners express their love of comfort and gracious living. Dating from the eighteenth century to the present, the houses featured exemplify historic styles that evolved in response to their natural settings, inviting families to live in harmony with their surroundings. Integrating time-honored lessons of the past, these cozy dwellings also incorporate contemporary design sensibilities, making them especially appealing for today s lifestyle.
Описание: Beautiful, festive wrapping ideas from individual paper crafters and gift wrappers across the country
Автор: Hlav?cs, George Название: The Exceptionally Simple Theory of Sketching ISBN: 9063693346 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789063693343 Издательство: Laurence King Publishing Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1485 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Some people make fast, nonchalant sketches which look great. Others sweat for hours to make accurate drawings, yet those might look unprofessional. Why is that? This book shows which features exactly make drawings look professional and how you can implement those in your own sketches.
Автор: Muniz David, Lesniak David Название: Piece of Cake: Home Baking Made Simple ISBN: 0789329034 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789329035 Издательство: Rizzoli USA Цена: 1305 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Rediscover the authentic taste and quality of 120 delightful home-baked classic American treats. A bumper-size celebration of home-style baking, these simple yet deeply satisfying brownies, muffins, cookies, and cakes are the essence of home baking, yet most people only know these as staples of the supermarket bakery aisle. With roots in New Jersey and Mississippi respectively, David Muniz and David Lesniak's mission is to introduce a new generation of bakers to the genuine taste and authentic quality of these classic American treats when made from scratch and baked at home. They share their irresistible favorites, such as blueberry muffins, chocolate walnut brownies, and peanut butter cookies. They also include new takes on some old standbys, like white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes and red velvet cheesecake. Of course, the book also features an array of variations on the signature item at their acclaimed bakery: the whoopie pie, for which they have single-handedly created a craze in Britain.
Описание: With instructions for crafting utterly irresistible characters, this simple guide to needle felting takes a cue from the small fabric creature`s trend and gives it a fresh spin with entry-level craft and inventive projects.
Описание: In Kaffe Fassett`s `Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts`, the world-renowned quilter demonstrates how basic geometric forms - squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles and quarter circles - found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. This is evident in the 23 magnificent, inventive quilts showcased in this book and step-by-step instructions are provided for each one.
Автор: Hay Donna Название: Fast, Fresh, Simple ISBN: 1742702066 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781742702063 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 2171 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Fast, fresh, simple is not just a cookbook, it`s the Donna Hay antidote to toady`s whirlwind life.
Описание: Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse challenges the cliched image of French food as complicated and heavy. Here he goes back to basics and rediscovers the pleasures of simple French food based on healthy, locally sourced ingredients that are in season, without the fat and without the fuss.
The book features charming line drawings and mouthwatering food photography by one of France’s most acclaimed food photographers. Sidebars and asides containing useful snippets of Ducasse’s experience and advice are peppered throughout.
With over 190 simple yet sublime dishes, Ducasse highlights a wide range of flavor combinations in which vegetables, fruits, and grains take pride of place, while animal protein is used sparingly for flavor. Ducasse casts aside preconceived notions of French food to reveal its essence—seasonal produce, fresh flavors, and hearty, healthy dishes meant to be shared with friends and family.
This mouthwatering book is an illustrated, comprehensive guide to candy making in three sections. Part I is a complete guide to all the ingredients and tools you need in your pantry to master the art. Part II, the bulk of the book, teaches the basics of different styles of candy, using more than 50 delicious recipes to demonstrate the techniques. You'll find chapters on all the basics, including:
- Hard candies
- Fruit and nut-based candies
Part III covers the finishing touches, including molding, piping, decorating, and presenting your candies.
Sweeten up your kitchen with "The Sweet Book of Candy Making"
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