Painting Instruction

Painting is the practice of applying pigment to a surface such as paper, canvas, wood or a wall. However, when used in an artistic sense it means the use of this activity in combination with drawing, composition and other aesthetic considerations in order to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner.

Painting is used as a mode of representing, documenting and expressing all the varied intents and subjects that are as numerous as there are practitioners of the craft.

Color and tone are the essence of painting as sound and pitch are of music. Color is highly subjective, but has observable psychological effects, although these can differ from one culture to the next. Black is associated with mourning in the West, but elsewhere white is. Moreover the use of language is only a generalisation for a colour equivalent. The word "red", for example, can cover a wide range of variations on the pure red of the visible spectrum of light. There is not a formalised register of different colours in the way that there is agreement on different notes in music, such as C or C# in music, although the Pantone system is widely used in the commercial printing and graphic design industry for this purpose.

In 1829, the first photograph was produced. As the photographic processes improved painting lost much of its historic purpose to provide an accurate record of the observable world. Modern and Contemporary Art has moved away from the historic value of craft and documentation in favor of concept; this has led some to say that painting, as a serious art form, is dying, although this has not deterred the majority of artists from continuing to practise it either as whole or part of their work.

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Book of Many Colors
by Barry Stebbing
from How Great Thou Art
for 5th-10th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$35.95 $22.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Many Colors - DVD
by Barry Stebbing
from How Great Thou Art
for 5th-10th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$32.95
Breaking the Rules of Watercolor
by Burt Silverman
from Watson-Guptill
for 9th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Child's Book of Art
by Lucy Micklethwait
from DK Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Art History & Appreciation (Location: ART-02C)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Chinese Painting Techniques
by Alison Stilwell Cameron
from Dover Publications
for 7th-12th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Complete Drawing & Painting Course
from Book Sales Inc.
for 9th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Conversations In Paint
by Charles Dunn
from Workman Publishing
for 10th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Drawing and Painting Gulls and Other Sea Birds
by Ena K. Grant
from Walter Foster
for 7th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Drawing, Painting and Lettering
Usborne First Skills
by Cheryl Evans (editor)
from Usborne
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Drawing for Beginners (Location: ART-01F)
$5.20 (2 in stock)
Feed My Sheep
by Barry Stebbing
from How Great Thou Art
for 4th-9th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$42.95
God and the History of Art
by Barry Stebbing
from How Great Thou Art
for 4th-12th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$52.95
God and the History of Art - DVD
by Barry Stebbing
from How Great Thou Art
for 4th-12th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$29.95
God and the History of Art - Postcards
by Barry Stebbing
from How Great Thou Art
for 4th-12th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$9.95
How Great Thou Art - Paints & Brushes
from How Great Thou Art
for 1st-5th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$14.95
I Can Do All Things - Book and Paint & Marker Cards Set
by Barry Stebbing
2nd edition from My Father's World
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in How Great Thou Art (Location: ART-01B)
$29.95
Landscape
by Josep AsunciĆ³n
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 8th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Learn & Master Painting with Gayle Levee
by Gayle Levee
Homeschool Edition from Legacy Learning Systems, Inc.
for 6th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$88.00 (1 in stock)
Mastering the Art of Oils, Acrylics and Gouache
by Ian Sidaway
1st edition from Hermes House
for 7th-12th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Paint & Painting
Scholastic: Voyages of Discovery #2
by Scholastic Books
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Painting Behind the Scenes
by Andrew Pekarik
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 7th-12th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Painting Course
by Ronald Pearsall
from Shooting Star Press
for 9th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Painting: A Young Artist's Guide
The Dorling Kindersley Young Artist
by Elizabeth Waters & Annie Harris
from DK Publishing
for 3rd-8th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$9.50 (2 in stock)
Perspective Without Pain
by Phil Metzger
from North Light Books
for 8th-Adult
in Drawing for Beginners (Location: ART-01F)
$18.69
Watercolor Basics: Let's Get Started
by Jack Reid
from North Light Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$19.99 $14.00 (1 in stock)
Watercolor: Let the Medium Do It
by Valfred Thelin, Patricia Burlin
First Printing from Watson-Guptill
for 6th-Adult
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Working with Acrylics
Leisure Arts #25
by Gordon Davies
from Search Press
for 9th-12th grade
in Painting Instruction (Location: ART-02A)
$2.50 (1 in stock)