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Our wide range of book & DVD sets are the perfect companion for artists of all styles and abilities. We offer book & DVD sets from a host of popular artists using a range of mediums including watercolour, acrylics and oils. Step-by-step books to learn at your own pace and DVDs to watch the artist in action - the perfect creative combination!

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  1. How to Paint Skies Book & DVD Bundle

    How to Paint Skies Book & DVD Bundle

    £14.99

    Get to grips with painting skies with Geoff Kersey with this comprehensive book and DVD bundle!

    In the book 'How to Paint Skies', Geoff explains colour, perspective and composition before moving on to some basic exercises that involve washes, brushwork, clouds, sunsets and more. The 'Improve your Skies' DVD provides a unique opportunity to learn Geoff's invaluable tips and techniques on how to improve your skies. In six stages, Geoff introduces methods to improve your existing skills, concentrating on adding drama and interest to your paintings.

    DVD: 45 mins
    Book: Colour Throughout - 96 Pages

    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
  2. Learn Watercolour Quickly Book & DVD set with Hazel Soan

    Learn Watercolour Quickly Book & DVD set with Hazel Soan

    £20.50

    This brilliant book and DVD set has been designed for busy people wanting to learn how to paint. Created by bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan, it's bursting with simple, step by step guidance and easy-to-follow illustrations - the perfect inspiration for artists of all abilities - from those completely new to painting to the more experienced wanting to learn something new.

    Discover what essential materials you need to get started, learn about the properties of watercolour paper, how to select suitable subjects, their composition and how to .pick and mix' colours on your palette.

    With all this practical advice you will soon be using basic brushstroke techniques to create balanced paintings full of focus, balance, perspective, light and shade.

    In the accompanying DVD, Hazel introduces additional techniques such as wet-on-dry and wet-in-wet, how to use masking fluid, lift out colour and lay washes, before concluding with a sunny café scene full of light & shade - which Hazel breaks down into all its component parts to reveal how a seemingly complex scene can be created using a minimum of materials and without over complication.

    Packed with handy hints and colourful inspiration, Hazel 'keeps it simple' and her endless enthusiasm and energy will keep you wanting to see more.


    Book: Batsford - Hardback - 112 pages - Colour throughout

    DVD: 60 mins Learn More
  3. Painting without Paint Book and DVD set with Matthew Palmer

    Painting without Paint Book and DVD set with Matthew Palmer

    £20.50

    Whilst this is not the first digital art book, it is first to treat the digital medium as one for the near beginner. After a thorough, but easily-followed, introduction to the basics - apps, tools, brushes, colours - you'll find a series of demonstrations that get you to work quickly.

    There are as few dry exercises as possible and you'll find yourself learning positively - by results.

    In the DVD, Matthew takes you step by step though all the stages to create your own wonderful woodland scene.

    Matthew's ability to understand the problems faced by a beginner or improver allows him to speak in terms that are easy to understand. There's no mystique here, just commonsense advice.

    If you've been thinking of trying digital art but were afraid of the complications, this is the place to start.


    Book & DVD: Search Press. Paperback. 128 pages. Colour throughout. 75 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. Dynamic  Watercolours  Book & DVD set with Jane Betteridge

    Dynamic Watercolours Book & DVD set with Jane Betteridge

    £20.50

    This is a book and DVD set about exploring, exploiting and pushing the boundaries of the exciting medium of watercolour.

    Jane’s often unconventional techniques produce remarkable and exciting results!

    Using mediums, grounds, textures and much more, Jane creates images that capture the character of her subjects and create stunning images in themselves.

    The book is full of hints, tips, explanation, inspiration and examples that will have you wanting to explore for yourself and expand your own creativity.

    This is, however, much more than just a technical challenge, and Jane is focussed on the result all the time. Whether you’re using crackle paste or tissue paper to create texture, inks, salt or gouache to manipulate colour, the focus is always the subject in question.

    The DVD takes you on a progressive journey, starting with a pure watercolour project, developing into a painting using mediums for texture and interest, and finishing with a multi-layered, mixed media piece complete with gold flakes, texture and real dynamism.

    Informative, creative, inspiring and, above all, fun, this is a book and DVD set that will help you find new sources of delight in this rewarding medium.

    Search Press - Paperback - 144 Pages - Colour throughout - DVD 90 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
  5. The Essence of Watercolour Book & DVD with Hazel Soan

    The Essence of Watercolour Book & DVD with Hazel Soan

    £20.50

    Hazel Soan is one of the foremost exponents of loose watercolour working today and it's the quality of light that suffuses her work, as much as anything else that has contributed to her immense popularity. She's every inch a painter's painter.

    In this, her latest book, she looks at a wide and varied range of techniques from when to choose transparent or opaque colours, using a limited palette, layering, wet-in-wet and using brushwork to shape your subject and lay washes.

    The thing is, though, that at no point does this feel like a technical manual. There are no step-by-step demonstrations and, as ever, Hazel teaches by example: "explore this, try that, here's what I mean", so that the result is a constant stream of inspiring paintings that can't help but get you hurrying off to pick up your brushes.

    You'll think you're looking at a book of wonderful pictures, but you're learning every time you turn the page.

    The accompanying DVD gives an inspirational insight into the secrets of successful watercolour painting. Hazel focuses on the use of transparent and opaque watercolours and demonstrates these characteristics by painting a charming crocus, some vibrant red apples and a wild elephant.

    She also explains how to gain real control in wet-in-wet blending and draws your attention to the role of gravity.

    Painting a group of backlit figures, Hazel also looks at counter-change, emphasising the value of tone and the suggestion of the third dimension through light and shade.

    The DVD's bonus feature also demonstrates how to add those all important finishing touches!

    This book and DVD set is a real must have for those wanting to get to grips with the essence of watercolour!

    Book & DVD: Batsford . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout . 80mins

    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. 101 Top Techniques for Artists Book & DVD Set

    101 Top Techniques for Artists Book & DVD Set

    £20.50

    For artists by artists - the very first SAA publication - showcasing the many talents of 101 SAA Professional Associate artists.

    Whether you're a beginner, improver or professional and looking to learn new techniques or experiment with different mediums then this book promises to provide the perfect source of artistic inspiration, ideas and knowledge to give you the encouragement to try something new.

    Packed with 101 top tips and helpful techniques this book is bursting with easy to
    follow, colourful advice, clear illustrations and step-by-step demonstrations, from all the
    leading artists you know and trust, covering a wide range of subjects - including
    animals, people, seascapes, landscapes, flowers and trees.

    The accompanying DVD features 3 of the most popular artists demonstrating their projects in greater detail - join Geoff Kersey as he reveals some simple, practical advice for creating an atmospheric golden landscape in watercolour, Marion Dutton shares her top tips for using oils to paint a stunning red rose and Jeremy Ford takes us on a beautiful pastel journey to create a sparkling Mediterranean beach scene.

    David & Charles - 128 pages - Colour Throughout

    DVD 85 Minutes Learn More
  7. Start to Paint with Watercolour Book & DVD Set with Arnold Lowrey

    Start to Paint with Watercolour Book & DVD Set with Arnold Lowrey

    £20.50

    Due in soon

    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.

    The accompanying DVD from the original 2005 release focusses on composition, discussing focal points which lead the eye into a picture, and a detailed guide to painting two stunning landscape scenes.

    Book & DVD: Search Press - Paperback - 96 pages - Colour throughout - 64 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
  8. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting Book & DVD Set

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting Book & DVD Set

    £20.50

    Everything you need to know to improve your watercolours!

    In this easy-to-follow book & DVD guide, popular SAA author and demonstrator Matthew Palmer will introduce you to all the techniques you need for successful watercolour painting.

    Matthew explains materials and colour mixing as well as introducing sketching and working outdoors. He even offers tips on where to look for inspiration and will introduce you to techniques such as layering, blending and lifting out.

    With Matthew’s help, you’ll quickly master the basics and be ready to start on the projects that build what you’ve learned so far into complete paintings.

    The book includes a pre-printed outline for each of the projects within, so you won’t have to worry about getting the composition right, while the DVD will take you out on location
    to capture a beautiful Spring Woodland scene.

    Search Press - Paperback - 146 pages - Colour throughout - 95 mins Learn More
  9. A Beginner’s Guide to Watercolour with Mixed Media Book & DVD Set with Alison C. Board

    A Beginner’s Guide to Watercolour with Mixed Media Book & DVD Set with Alison C. Board

    £20.50

    There are no mistakes in mixed-media artwork, and Alison encourages you to be unafraid and embrace the experimental!

    Adding other mediums to your watercolour paintings is a fantastic way to take your work in new, more exciting directions. This book and DVD set introduces the range of media that is available and will open your eyes to new and inspirational ways of creating.

    The book provides six step-by-step projects and finished paintings to encourage you to take a definitive leap into the exciting world of mixed media art, covering a multitude of topics including flowers, animal portraits, dancers in motion, cityscapes and landscapes.

    Alison explores how to combine wet and dry media, and how to create vibrant collages from man-made and natural found objects.

    The DVD focusses on the Lion’s Head Dandelion, combining all the skills and techniques Alison so beautifully demonstrates, culminating in a mixed media piece you’ll be proud to hang on your wall.

    Search Press - Paperback - 144 pages - Colour throughout - 75 mins

    Please note this DVD title is only available in PAL format and therefore is 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
  10. Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Book and DVD set with Matthew Palmer

    Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Book and DVD set with Matthew Palmer

    £20.50

    Join popular, professional artist, Matthew Palmer, as he shares his simple tips for getting to grips with the basics of painting in watercolour.

    This set is perfect for beginners wanting to discover how to paint sensational landscapes in watercolour or those artists looking to brush up on their existing skills.

    Discover the secrets behind drawing, perspective, light & shade, colour and painting realistic skies, trees, water & figures.
    Matthews beautiful book is bursting with 128 pages of easy to follow advice and tricks - plus six, simple strep-by-step exercises and six large scale projects- with 12 pull out tracings supplied, to help beginners discover how to paint 12 picturesque landscapes.

    The accompanying DVD takes you on a delightful journey to the breathtaking Cumbrian countryside for even more practical hints & demonstrations for capturing the sensational scenic views of Derwentwater. Learn More
  11. Watercolours Unleashed Book & DVD set with Jane Betteridge

    Watercolours Unleashed Book & DVD set with Jane Betteridge

    £20.50

    This is a book, Jane says, that sets out to prove that watching paint, especially watercolour, dry can be extremely exciting.

    If you've always wanted to find out what your medium is capable of, read on. This is a book that explores the many and varied techniques you can try, from wet-in-wet through gesso and granulation to the use of salt and other ways of creating texture. She even explores inks and watercolour mediums to maximise the number of effects that are achievable.

    Don't make the mistake of assuming it's just a technical exercise for its own sake, though. Throughout, Jane shows you how to create pictorial effects and use watercolour's properties and effects to create strong images that reflect the nature of your subject.

    Revel in the use of colour, create background shapes with tissue paper, cling film or even cotton thread, enhance composition with collage. The world really is your oyster and a series of fully-illustrated projects will show you how to paint a wide range of landscape and natural subjects with a whole added dimension.

    In the DVD, Jane's experimental methods in watercolour mix bold, strong colour with fluid movement, creating beautifully lively art works that capture the fun and excitement of the medium like no other.

    In the early stages of the DVD, she shows you how to master the perfect vibrant wet-in-wet background, placing colour in certain spots to mix and create beautiful and surprising mixes. These backgrounds become the base of many of Jane's works, and the main project here is no exception. In the later stages, she creates a lively and exciting dandelion clock using watercolour, inks, granulation mediums and delicate brush strokes to inspire you to create your own wonderful and experimental unleashed watercolours.

    Watching paint dry isn't just exciting, it brings out a whole new approach to creativity.


    Book: Search Press - Paperback - 144 Pages - Colour throughout

    DVD: 60mins

    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
  12. Painting Perspective, Depth And Distance In Watercolour with Geoff Kersey Book & DVD Set

    Painting Perspective, Depth And Distance In Watercolour with Geoff Kersey Book & DVD Set

    £20.50

    Give your painting a new lease of life with professional artist Geoff Kersey!

    With this fantastic twin DVD set and easy-to-follow book, you'll learn how to bring new levels of depth and distance to your watercolour painting!


    Back by popular demand, the double DVD course reveals some invaluable tips and techniques for mastering both depth and distance in your watercolour painting.

    In part one, Geoff finds inspiration in some Derbyshire hillsides as he demonstrates how to create depth and distance by blending warmer colours in the foreground and paler tones for the background.

    In part two, Geoff introduces new challenges such as reflections in water, boats, skies, light on buildings and much more. Watch and learn as Geoff explores a variety of subjects with both depth and distance in mind.

    Clear, practical and draws the reader into understanding the principles of perspective using simple techniques, tips and step-by-step demonstrations.


    In the book, Geoff begins by demonstrating the differences between linear and aerial perspective, and how colour and composition can be used to create a sense of depth and recession that's as effective as lines to a vanishing point.

    The bulk of the book is devoted to a series of demonstrations that cover skies, landscapes, waterscapes and buildings and guide you through a wide range of possibilities.

    A lavish expansion and update of Geoff's Perspective, Depth and Distance title in the Tips & Techniques series.

    It features substantially expanded chapters on key aspects of perspective, along with new artwork and two completely new step-by-step projects.

    Technical learning has never been so enjoyable!

    Search Press - Paperback - 144 pages

    Double DVD: 142 mins (total)

    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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