All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations will be closed on Monday, September 1.
small text medium text large text

Drawing and Painting

Pull out the paint brushes and pencils and let your creative urges blossom!

Art Technique

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading Art Technique.

Fuga, Antonella
Artists' Techniques and Materials
An artist's materials--the bold brushstrokes of a Van Gogh oil painting, the sparkling gold leaf in a Byzantine mosaic, the fragile translucence of a porcelain vase--are not just the accessories of his or her work.
N7430.F8413 2006
 
 

Drawing

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading Drawing Technique.

Brodie, Christina
Drawing and Painting Plants
Brodie's holistic, comprehensive approach blends drawing and painting techniques with botanical terminology and suggestions for gathering plant material.
q QK98.24.B76 2007x
 
Hershberger, Carlynne
Creative colored pencil workshop: 26 exercises for combining colored pencil with your favorite mediums
Creative Colored Pencil Workshop is your guide to exploring a new world of artistic possibilities. Following clear, step-by-step demonstrations, you'll try your hand at a range of exciting techniques that blend colored pencils with all kinds of dynamic mediums.
q NC892.H47 2007
 
Metzger, Philip W.
The art of perspective: the ultimate guide for artists in every medium
Everything you need to know to put your drawings and paintings into perspective!
q NC750.M485 2007
 
 

Painting

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading Painting Technique.

Hammond, Lee
Paint people in acrylic
Over 20 step-by-step projects walks readers through painting realistic and detailed life-like people. Specific demonstrations simplify difficult features such as eyes, noses, hair, and mouths.
q ND1290.H36 2007
 
Jeynes, Amy
Paint: illustrated techniques for every medium
It's all here. Paint is the multi-medium book with all the essential information you need to achieve effects, express your creativity or try something new.
ND1471.P35 2007
 
Johnson, Cathy
Creating nature in watercolor: an artist's guide
Open this unique guide and see how achievable and fun watercolor can be. With dozens of examples of her own work, along with 15 complete step-by-step demonstrations, Cathy shows you how to capture a range of environments.
q ND2237.J59 2007