The Tao of Watercolor

A Revolutionary Approach to the Practice of Painting

The Tao of Watercolor

The complete sourcebook of tips, tricks, and time-saving techniques in oil, alkyd, acrylic, gouache, casein, watercolor, dyes, ink, airbrush, scratchboard, pastel, coloured pencil, pastel, colored pencil, and mixed media. Includes advice on working as a professional illustrator.

The Yoga of Drawing

Uniting Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Art of Drawing

The Yoga of Drawing

Filled with lush artwork and instructive exercises, this inspirational book helps readers to tap into the power of their own creative process to reach new heights of expression through drawing. 100 color illustrations.

The Zen of Creative Painting

An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse

The Zen of Creative Painting

Invites the artist to explore the creative process through Zen philosophies and the creation of mandalas, still life, landscape, and figure art

The Cat and the Tao

The Cat and the Tao

Watercolor and ink drawings of cats accompany quotations from Chinese literature and philosophy chosen to reflect the simplicity, friendship, wisdom, and other qualitities also exemplified by the cat.

Selling Spirituality

The Silent Takeover of Religion

Selling Spirituality

From Feng Shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism. Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp, attack on this fallacy. It shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace - a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression and colonizes Eastern beliefs. Exposing how spirituality has today come to embody the privatization of religion in the modern West, Jeremy Carrette and Richard King reveal the people and brands who profit from this corporate hijack, and explore how spirituality can be reclaimed as a means of resistance to capitalism and its deceptions.

Manifesto: the Tao of Jiba Molei Anderson (the Truth)

Manifesto: the Tao of Jiba Molei Anderson (the Truth)

Illustration, design, writing, and the philosophy behind it all, Jiba Anderson shares his work and his thoughts in this retrospective on the first ten years of his career.

The Tao of Dad

The Wisdom of Fathers Near and Far

The Tao of Dad

The Tao of Dad celebrates the nobility and courage of men-the leaders, the thinkers, the teachers, and the soldiers-who shape our world today. Real words about real life show us how we can be wiser and happier, when we open our hearts and minds. -Taro Gold, The Tao of Dad Author Taro Gold's life has been enriched by the guidance and comradeship of many great dads-from his father and stepfather to his grandpa-and great-grandpa. The Tao of Dad is a fountain of insightful gems inspired by these men and many more dads around the world and across the ages. Illustrated with bold and stunning watercolor art, this compendium of wise words offers important lessons and hope-filled visions from both Eastern and Westerndads. * Physical force is temporary, as the body is transitory. But spiritual power is permanent, as the spirit is everlasting. --Mahatma Gandhi * Peace, like charity, begins at home. --Franklin D. Roosevelt * A day without laughter is a day wasted. --Grandpa The Chinese word tao means "way" and implies "teachings" or "wisdom," making The Tao of Dad the way to great, wise fathers. With more than 400 uplifting and thought-provoking quotes with Eastern sensibilities, The Tao of Dad will remind readers of the cherished moments, important lessons, and forward-looking visions that they have shared with the dads in their lives.

The Tao of Muhammad Ali

The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer the world has ever known and the most charismatic athlete of all time. Adored by millions, Ali is a role model and symbol of courage to us all. Davis Miller was a small, sickly child mourning the loss of his mother when he first encountered Ali. From this meeting, there developed a strong personal relationship that has lasted more than thirty years. Brilliantly weaving Ali's story with his own coming-of-age memoir, Miller captures the true meaning of hero worship, fathers and sons, and strength through wisdom.

The Yin/yang of Painting

A Contemporary Master Reveals the Secrets of Painting Found in Ancient Chinese Philosophy

The Yin/yang of Painting

For artists of all levels, enrich your work by applying time-honored yin/yang principles to all your canvases. This results-oriented approach shows how to balance light/dark value, thin/thick texture, soft/strong color, sharp/blurred brushwork, and other harmonious opposites for achieving successful oil paintings every time. Still life, landscape, and figural step-by-step demonstrations are featured.

Powercolor

Master Color Concepts for All Media

Powercolor

The jargon of color theory and the unpredictability of mixing manufactured colors prevent many artists from using color to maximum advantage in their work. This comprehensive survey of color—its science, psychology, theory, and aesthetics—gives artists the knowledge and power to do more with color. Artists learn what color is; the color wheel; various types of color contrast (temperature, intensity, and value); how a medium's physical characteristics affect the use and appearance of color; how color has been used by artists throughout history; and how color can be used effectively in a variety of theories, methods of applications, and mediums. This is an invaluable resource for artists who want to expand their knowledge about and invigorate their use of color. • For artists at all skill levels working in any medium • All artists, regardless of medium or style, need guidance and instruction on the theories and use of color Examines the following topics: • PHYSIOLOGY: what color is and how it has been explained by scientists • THEORY: the color wheel, and alternative color systems like triangles and spheres • HISTORY: how color has been used by artists throughout history • PHYSICS: various types of color contrast (temperature, intensity, value) • CHEMISTRY: how a medium's physical characteristics affect the use and appearance of color • CONTEMPORARY COLOR PRACTICE: how color can be used effectively in a variety of theories, methods of application, and mediums