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Making A Mark's Art Book Lists

Updated on August 21, 2014
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Katherine regularly reviews art books and has a very extensive art library (4 bookcases and lots of stacks waiting for the next one!)


One bookmark to recommended art books lists for both artists and art lovers. Find out which are the best art books about:

* drawing and sketching

* painting

* oil painting

* watercolour painting

* composition and design,

* colour,

* landscape art

* botanical art

* the art business


* the best art books that I've bought

PLUS - the best art bookshops I know

PLUS it offers one bookmark to access all these resources

Image: A very small number of the author's own art books. Photo by makingamark - all rights reserved

Do you like staring at art books on other people's bookshelves?

Image: A very small number of the author's own art books.

All photos on this site by makingamark - all rights reserved


* How colour works

* How to design pictures

* How to draw

* Understanding "artspeak"

just some of my books about colour in art

Making A Mark Art Books Colour
Making A Mark Art Books Colour

The Best Book about Colour in Art

This book was ranked #1 in the Top 100 Painting Books - BEFORE it was published - on the strength of its pre-publication sales alone. Once published, it then became a best selling and top rated book on Amazon for a very long time and continues to be one.

Ranked: 4.9 out of 5 stars by 115 customer reviews on Amazon

Currently #2 book in Painting

Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (Volume 2) (James Gurney Art)
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (Volume 2) (James Gurney Art)
Paperback: 224 pagesPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (November 30, 2010)

My Favourite Book about Design and Composition

From my review: "This is a book which you can come back to again and again. It's a 'basics' book for those wanting to learn more about composition and design and it can also act as a 'pick you up' for more advanced artists who feel they're getting stale and need a visual boost.

For more information see my websites about books about composition and colour:

* The Best Art Books - Composition and Design

some of my books about composition





some of my books about landscape painting include old and contemporary classics

Making A Mark Landscape Painting Art Books
Making A Mark Landscape Painting Art Books

some of my botanical art books






Do please tell me about the best art book(s) that you've bought this year - and why you like it

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