Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

Books in the painting genre are about the artwork on a solid surface using paints, colors, or pigment. The main focus of this genre is to help readers become creative, productive, and successful artists. These books include practices for using airbrushes, knives, and sponges to create art. They might be about selecting solid surfaces for paintings such as glass, wood, canvas, paper, walls, pottery, concrete, leaf, copper, etc. In addition, they guide readers about gestural painting, narrative art, landscaping, expressionism, symbolistic art, and artivism. Finally, they include selecting the painting media such as oil, acrylic, ink, and hot wax. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Painting.

1. Relaxing Flowers: Coloring Book For Adults With Flower Patterns, Bouquets, Wreaths, Swirls, Decorations.

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

More information about our coloring book can be found on our website . Or on our author's page on Amzoan Flower coloring book for adults. 50 beautiful flower patterns in various arrangements. Perfect for beginners as well as advanced home artists who like peace and quiet accompanying coloring. Originality: All drawings are hand drawn and the models were real bouquets of flowers, which guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the work. Quality: Various designs, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high quality of workmanship. Diversity Every project is different so it guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors. Single Sided Pages: Each image is placed on a separate page to reduce the problem of color bleeding. Such a solution is also perfect when we want to hang a given picture on the wall, or give a gift. Relax: Coloring book for adults with floral motifs is a great way to escape from any problems because you may enter the world of relaxing colors.Flower coloring pages are perfect for a great fun of relaxing coloring. Creativity Coloring stimulates creativity and stimulates out of the box thinking, leads to new original ideas and strengthens self-confidence. A great gift: A flower coloring book is a great gift for any person and for any occasion. It relaxes, strengthens the feeling of self-confidence and stimulates creativity.This adult coloring book is perfect for people who like flowers. If you are just starting your adventure with coloring, check out our blog and learn how to color. Specifications: Adults coloring book Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 50 individual projects.

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8566353050
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches


2. The Creative Toddler’s First Coloring Book Ages 1-3: 100 Everyday Things and Animals to Color and Learn | For Toddlers and Kids ages 1, 2 & 3 (US Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

A Fun and Educational Toddler Coloring Book, perfect for toddlers ages 1-3! Let your toddler have creative fun while learning to recognize everyday things and animals! With 100 simple & familiar pictures (of everyday objects, fruits and vegetables, forest animals, farm animals, zoo animals and more!) this coloring book is perfect for toddlers from 1 year old! 100 familiar age-appropriate illustrations to color and learn Bold lines that help toddlers stay within the lines Enhances recognition skills and helps develop vocabulary Builds hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills The perfect choice for 1,2 and 3 year olds! Book size 8.5” x 11” perfect for little hands! Tags: Toddler Coloring book 1-3, toddler coloring book ages 1-3, toddler coloring book for kids ages 1-4, coloring book for toddlers 1-2, coloring book for toddlers 2-4 years, animal toddler coloring book, toddler coloring book age 3, toddler coloring book animals, coloring book for 1 year olds, coloring book for 2 year olds, coloring book for 3 year olds, first coloring book for kids, coloring book for kids age 2, coloring book for kids ages 2-4

  • Author: Imagi Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 29, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 979-8701873146
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.24 x 11 inches


3. Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

**A New York Times Bestseller!** Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors. Subpar Parks , both on the popular Instagram page and in this humorous, informative, and collectible book, combines two things that seem like they might not work together yet somehow harmonize perfectly: beautiful illustrations and informative, amusing text celebrating each national park paired with the one-star reviews disappointed tourists have left online. Millions of visitors each year enjoy Glacier National Park, but for one visitor, it was simply "Too cold for me!" Another saw the mind-boggling vistas of Bryce Canyon as "Too spiky!" Never mind the person who visited the thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park and left thinking, “Save yourself some money, boil some water at home.” Featuring more than 50 percent new material, the book will include more depth and insight into the most popular parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks; anecdotes and tips from rangers; and much more about author Amber Share's personal love and connection to the outdoors. Equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves to spend time outside as well as have a good read (and laugh) once they come indoors.

  • Author: Amber Share
  • Publisher: Plume (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0593185544
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.66 x 9.06 inches


4. Bob Ross Bobblehead: With Sound! (RP Minis)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

Bring the soothing sounds of Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting into your home or office with the one and only mini Bob Ross Talking Bobblehead. Kit includes: 4" bobblehead figure that plays 10 different wise and witty sayings from the art master Mini easel book featuring 30 of Ross's landscape works, which can be displayed alongside the bobblehead figure

  • Author: Bob Ross
  • Publisher: RP Minis; Box Min Sp edition (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0762490417
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 2 x 3.8 inches


5. Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World under the Sea

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with  Ocean Anatomy . Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages.  Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook

  • Author: Julia Rothman
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition (April 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1635861600
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches


6. 100 Easy Coloring | Adult Coloring Book: Relaxation Coloring Book with Large Print Featuring Lovely Flowers, Cozy Landscape and Beautiful Houses | Perfect Coloring Book for Seniors and Beginners

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

An excellent coloring experience and the latest exciting 100 Easy Coloring Pages for Seniors and Beginners from bestselling publishing brand Damita Victoria It's a perfect coloring book to practice and perfect your coloring skills. Whether you're just beginning your creative journey or a coloring connoisseur, everyone can have fun with this exciting and varied collection of flowers, houses, beautiful landscape, interior coloring, and much more! An excellent coloring book for beginners and seniors. We've taken the time to create unique designs that call for your creative touch. Here's what makes this coloring book so unique: Unique, exquisite images: enjoy coloring 100 Easy Coloring Book to help release stress and boost creativity. Single-sided, black-backed pages: feel free to use the fattest markers and the wettest watercolors -don't let bleed-through limit your creativity! All skill levels are welcome: there's no wrong way to color fantasy images! Unleash your creativity and fill the pages with your favorite colors, using your favorite techniques! Perfect gift ideas: People you love will be thrilled with a relaxing coloring book. It's a great adult coloring book for women and excellent coloring books for teens and young adults. Here are some more reasons to love coloring books by Damita Victoria: These aren't just ordinary coloring books: the brand is known for its unique, instantly recognizable style! They provide a genuinely relaxing coloring experience: you'll never be annoyed by bleed-through or the paper tearing under a sharp pen! With Damita Victoria, you're never alone: join a vibrant online community of fellow coloring enthusiasts and share your work for everyone to enjoy! You don't have to keep all the fun to yourself: this book makes a perfect gift for men and women alike. Surprise a friend or a loved one with this beautiful book and bring a happy smile to their face! Scroll up, click on  "Add to Cart,"  and get ready to relax!

  • Author: Damita Victoria
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 14, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 979-8586181589
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.48 x 11 inches


7. Watercolor Workbook: 30-Minute Beginner Botanical Projects on Premium Watercolor Paper

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

Build your watercolor skills with confidence with these 25 beautiful and beginner-friendly new projects on premium watercolor paper! This easy-to-use watercolor workbook is filled with unique and beautiful flower and nature sketches that are ready for you to watercolor--no drawing skills required! Each page is specially designed with simple step-by-step instructions so you can easily and confidently paint each project and create artwork that matches the quality of the author's example. Watercolor Workbook features:   •  An introduction to fundamental watercolor techniques   •  25 projects on thick, 200 gsm premium watercolor art paper—no color bleed-through!   •  Easy-to-follow instructions that can be completed in 30 minutes or less   •  Beautiful floral and plant artwork, including: wild roses, poppies, sunflowers, buttercups, dandelions, and more   •  Easy-to-follow instructions, including suggested paint and paintbrush materials, so you can start painting today Artist and author Sarah Simon, a.k.a. @themintgardener, has taught thousands of people how to paint with watercolor. Her first book Modern Watercolor Botanicals provides everything you need to know about the art of watercolor and, now in this new workbook, Simon offers 25 watercolor projects that you can sit down and enjoy painting today!

  • Author: Sarah Simon
  • Publisher: Paige Tate & Co; Workbook edition (April 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-1950968268
  • Dimensions: 8.53 x 0.52 x 11 inches


8. Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

  • Author: Jenna Rainey
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; Illustrated edition (October 10, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0399579721
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.79 x 9.49 inches


9. Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (Volume 2) (James Gurney Art)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book is the follow up to the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist . James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter . A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, His first in the series, Imaginative Realism , was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light , cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

  • Author: James Gurney
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; 13642nd edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-0740797712
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches


10. Modern Watercolor Botanicals: A Creative Workshop in Watercolor, Gouache, & Ink

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Painting - August 2021

Unwind and get creative as you learn all about watercolor painting--one of the fastest-growing activities for everyday adults who are looking for a hobby to easily relax and relieve stress! Modern Watercolor Botanicals is a comprehensive guide for all skill levels--beginner to advanced--that teaches everything you need to know about watercolor using easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions. Learn how to paint and advance your skills using pieces of beautiful, traceable artwork, including detailed wildflowers, shade tropical leaves, eucalyptus wreaths, and more. Lessons in  Modern Watercolor Botanicals  include: • Instructions for every skill level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced • Easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions • Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons • 15 pieces of traceable artwork to paint, no drawing experience required! • Lessons that promote focus and mindfulness and help you reduce stress through the enjoyment of the artistic process • All you need to know to create frame-worthy masterpieces and thoughtful gifts • Prompts, challenges, and ideas to take your creativity to the next level Author Sarah Simon (@themintgardener), a Seattle-based artist who leads sold-out watercolor workshops across the U.S., shares everything she teaches her students in this book. She also answers some of the most common questions from watercolor artists at all levels: • What tools do I need? • How do I mix interesting colors? • How do I create shape, movement, and definition in my piece? • How do I find my own creative style? Delve into Modern Watercolor Botanicals  to develop your skills and form your own unique artistic approach to the world of modern watercolor!

  • Author: Sarah Simon
  • Publisher: Paige Tate & Co (November 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts
  • ISBN: 978-1944515584
  • Dimensions: 10.51 x 0.96 x 9.99 inches