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  1. Painting Urban and Cityscapes Book with Hashim Akib

    Painting Urban and Cityscapes Book with Hashim Akib

    RRP £16.99
    SAA Price £14.99

    Explore the colours and vibrant movement of urban scenes with Hashim Akib!

    This exciting new book explores a range of urban scenes from bright and colourful to monotonal, and settings with modern architecture as well as historic buildings too.

    Each section offers multiple paintings as a tool to demonstrate techniques needed for urban and cityscapes. Teachings are included on perspective, colour mixing, composition and more.

    Hashim Akib's signature acrylic painting style offers a brilliant way to interpret these busy, exciting scenes.

    Book: The Crowood Press - Colour Throughout - 128 pages Learn More
  2. Life Drawing Book with Eddie Armer

    Life Drawing Book with Eddie Armer

    RRP £12.99
    SAA Price £7.99

    It hardly seems possible that this 96 page book can contain such a variety of techniques, styles, exercises and examples!

    In the introduction, Eddie tells us that, "Results may be loose and spontaneous, tight and considered or maybe abstracted, depending on the day, my mood and the model!" and this is certainly the case here.

    Such variety inevitably means that each section is covered very quickly, but it also means that it's not laboured. As this is a Masterclass, this is something to be celebrated, and experienced readers will find that there is so much visual stimulation that it's impossible not to be inspired at virtually every turn.

    Eddie works in pencil, ballpoint, wax crayon and charcoal and in both fine lines and blocks of tone to create images that capture the character and shape of the sitter in as few strokes as possible.

    The biographical notes tell us that Eddie is also a musician, and there is a lyrical quality to his work that perhaps originates here

    Search Press . Paperback . 96 pages . Black and White throughout Learn More
  3. Create Light and Shade in your Painting DVD with Paul Talbot-Greaves

    Create Light and Shade in your Painting DVD with Paul Talbot-Greaves

    RRP £15.60
    SAA Price £6.24

    Paul's unique style embraces the vitality that watercolours can bring to a painting.
    He concentrates on light and shade and studies how to capture these effects through the use of tone.

    Paul explains how by clever use of just one single colour you can lift a painting that could otherwise look extremely flat. Projects featured in the video include buildings, flowers and landscape scenes.

    Throughout the DVD Paul uses easy-to-follow advice that can help bring your paintings to life. This DVD is suitable for any level of painter holding a desire to add depth of tone to their pictures.

    DVD: 61 mins

    Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

    However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More
  4. Glyn Macey's World of Acrylics Book

    Glyn Macey's World of Acrylics Book

    RRP £15.99
    SAA Price £9.99

    In this celebration of his favourite medium, Cornwall-based Glyn shows you the many ways it can be used, both technically and pictorially.

    The subtitle, "How to paint sea, sky, land and life" sums up Glyn's enthusiastic approach - anything he sees is worth painting and his work is bursting with vitality.

    The book is entirely based around subjects and each section includes a look at its main topic: the moods of the sea, the colours of the sky or the texture of landscapes. There are then hints, tips, demonstrations and words of wisdom that drop from Glyn like magic dust. Each section concludes with the intriguing challenge: “What else could you do?” This is where he hands the brushes over to you and invites you to find your own approach. It's immersive and intriguing and it's impossible not to get carried along as Glyn explores every nook and cranny of his beloved acrylics.

    If you already use the medium, this is a book you can't fail to love. Even if you don't, the exploration of creative possibilities is worth more than a passing look.


    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 144 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  5. Improve Your Negative Space & Counterchange DVD with Trudy Friend

    Improve Your Negative Space & Counterchange DVD with Trudy Friend

    RRP £11.45
    SAA Price £4.58

    Learn how to improve your negative space and counterchange with this excellent DVD from popular artist and teacher Trudy Friend.

    Using elements from her eight basic brush strokes, Trudy shows you how to paint a pretty pot plant set in front of a rustic stone wall using watercolour.

    Trudy begins by looking at the counterchange of the plant against its background and paints the leaves which form the dark against the light of the composition. She shows you how to give the painting a three dimensional feel by adding a variety of tone by building up dark areas and casts shadows on the pot plant to anchor it. Once finished, Trudy evaluates the painting and adds those final minute brush strokes to increase contrast and bring it completely to life.

    This DVD is ideal for those who want to learn about tonal relationships between a form and its background and how negative space can form the basis of your positive composition.

    DVD: 45 mins

    Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

    However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More
  6. The Complete Drawing Course For Beginners - Part 2 (Planning & Proportion) DVD

    The Complete Drawing Course For Beginners - Part 2 (Planning & Proportion) DVD

    RRP £10.21
    SAA Price £4.08

    Please note: This is Part 2 (Planning & Proportion) only.

    If you haven't got your copy then you mustn't miss out! Ronald Swanwick's Complete Drawing Course for Beginners is a series of four excellent DVD's, guaranteed to teach you everything you need to know about drawing all within the comfort of your own home!

    This course will help you learn all about perspective and how to draw three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface plus the principles of eye level and vanishing points enabling you to draw streets and objects with ease. Discover the basics of planning & proportion and how to set up the framework of your picture, using your pencil as a measuring tool. You'll then look at the composition, where you will learn how to position your focal point on the page and how to observe and draw people. Teaching you the rules of tone and texture, Ronald demonstrates how to draw highlights within a glass, buildings which ooze character and a realistic looking otter bathing comfortably by the bank of a river.

    Whether you're a beginner looking for a way to move forward or craving new ideas and inspiration, this course will have you creating drawings you can be proud of in no time at all!

    DVD: 1 DVD

    Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

    However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More
  7. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Start to Paint with Watercolour book with Arnold Lowrey - New Edition (reprint from Tips & Techniques Series)

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Start to Paint with Watercolour book with Arnold Lowrey - New Edition (reprint from Tips & Techniques Series)

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £7.99

    For beginners and experienced artists alike, Arnold Lowrey clearly illustrates all the
    techniques needed to create truly beautiful watercolours in this new edition.

    From laying initial washes to adding interest and detail, the book includes a series of step-by-step demonstrations to build up skills and confidence.

    Search Press - Paperback - 96 pages - Colour throughout Learn More
  8. Painting with Geoff Kersey - Pikes Pool, Peak District DVD

    Painting with Geoff Kersey - Pikes Pool, Peak District DVD

    RRP £7.10
    SAA Price £2.84

    Learn how to paint in watercolour the mysterious landscape of Pike's Pool with its spectacular pike jutting out from the waters edge.

    DVD: 20 Minutes

    Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

    However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More
  9. Compendium of Watercolour Techniques Book with Robin Berry - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    Compendium of Watercolour Techniques Book with Robin Berry - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only

    SAA Price £12.99

    This innovative approach to the process of learning to paint in watercolours features more than 200 hints and tips.

    The book is organised in a logical sequence that begins with the process of selecting materials and explains not just the what but the why, going into the sort of detail that other books often omit, such as staining versus non-staining colours, papers by the sheet, pad or block, how to choose the best brushes for you and even how to organise your working space.

    The main body of the book looks at both techniques and subjects and features a vast array of example paintings and demonstrations, accompanied by short and easy-to-follow paragraphs that pick out the key points. One of its best features is that sections are not limited by the book's format, but are rather given space to breathe and develop in a way that never leaves you feeling short-changed.

    An almost unique cross between a course and a hints-and-tips encyclopaedia, this extensive guide is the ideal introduction to working in a rewarding medium.

    Search Press . Paperback . 176 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  10. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Ready to Paint Venice in Acrylics Book with Wendy Jelbert

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Ready to Paint Venice in Acrylics Book with Wendy Jelbert

    RRP £8.99
    SAA Price £6.99

    Learn to paint Venice's exquisite facades, opulent palaces and elaborate churches with their magnificent domes with the help of professional artist Wendy Jelbert.

    Whether your chosen subject is a crumbling shell or has been restored to its former splendour. Venetian buildings with their colourful reflections in the canals below are truly fascinating subjects to paint.

    Venice is a complicated city to draw, so the book's six reusable pull-out tracings are excellent for helping beginners or those who struggle to get the image down. Then follow Wendy's expert advice as she guides you through five step-by-step photo-led projects.

    Book: Search Press. Paperback. 48 pages. Colour throughout Learn More
  11. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Artist's Sketchbook - Exercises and Techniques for Sketching on the Spot by Cathy Johnson

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Artist's Sketchbook - Exercises and Techniques for Sketching on the Spot by Cathy Johnson

    RRP £16.99
    SAA Price £13.50

    Grab your pen and seize the day!

    Make art a part of your everyday life, and everyday life a part of your art. Vast opportunities and great joy await you as you learn sketching "on the spot"--be it in your own backyard, amid the bustle of a busy market, on a hike or wherever you happen to find yourself.

    Cathy Johnson leads you on this thrilling expedition as you explore ways to turn everyday sights and experiences into a cache of visual memories. She and other artists have opened their sketchbooks to share their favorite subjects, ranging from nature's paraphernalia to aging buildings, crashing waves and beloved pets.

    You will travel the world through sketches and stories, through deserts and deep woods, cities and small towns. Along the way, you'll pick up helpful tips and clever, on-location improvisations for making your sketching sessions pleasurable, safe and productive.

    Chapters focus on sketching subjects close to home, on travels, in nature, in urban settings and from everyday life. 10+ artists share favorite sketches, tips and techniques. 15+ demos reveal on-the-spot sketches as they come together. Includes expert advice on getting the best results from a range of mediums, including graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor and gouache.

    The Artist's Sketchbook is pure delight, full of passion and possibility, ideas and inspirations. You'll learn ways to be prepared, simplify, still your inner critic, embrace the here and now, and in doing so, discover wonders you never thought to look for.


    North Light. Paperback. 128 pages. Colour throughout. Learn More
  12. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - The Beginners' Guide to Acrylic Painting: A Winter & Summer Landscape DVD with Marion Dutton

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - The Beginners' Guide to Acrylic Painting: A Winter & Summer Landscape DVD with Marion Dutton

    SAA Price £10.60

    In this easy to follow DVD Marion shows you how to paint a Winter and Summer landscape using Acrylics. She shows you how to mix the colours before taking you step-by-step through the different elements and how to use your artists tools to best effect.

    Demonstrating a variety of techniques such as scumbling to create the illusion of distant trees to stippling the leaves onto the trees, Marion really makes it look simple.

    DVD: 50 mins

    Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

    However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More

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