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Painting Books

Uncover our range of Painting Books at Discount Art & Craft Warehouse.

We believe that art should be accessible and available to everyone within every budget. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, we aim to provide you with exactly what you need! We stock a wide range of Painting Books from the biggest art brands around including Derwent, Reeves, Winsor & Newton, Faber-Castell, Art Spectrum, Copic, Matisse and many more.

Delivery is Australia-wide so you can shop in the comfort of your own home.


Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner Book


NOW $32.40

A comprehensive course using acrylics for landscape paintings, Acrylics for the Absoloute Beginner Book is an ideal introduction to get into acrylic painting. 

Featuring no-nonsense techniques and versitilie mediums, Acrylics for the Absoloute Beginner teaches about drawing, perspective, composition, colour, light and shade, and different acrylic painting styles. 

Acrylics for the Absoloute Beginner Book's six step-by-step projects incudes working on different sceneries such as snowy landscapes, and extra techniques and exercises. It also includes a pull-out outline drawing for every project so you can simply get on with starting to paint using acrylics. 


Acrylics Unleashed Book


NOW $42.90

Acrylics Unleashed by Glyn Macey is a complete guide to using acrylic paints creatively.

Learn dynamic and imaginative techniques on composition, colour mixing and how to find inspiration. 

Practice your techniques with the nine atmospheric step by step projects in this book! 


Love Acrylics Book


NOW $33.30

Learn acrylic painting and techniques from Love Acrylics. This book includes quick, expresive, relaxing and meditating paintings by author, Artist and teacher Courtney Burden sharing a variety of projects that will inspire you to start painting and playing with acrylic paint. 

ISBN 9781782217268


Paint Yourself Calm Book


NOW $40.50

Master artist Jean Haines leads you on a journey to play around with watercolour painting from the heart with meditative and calming personal enjoyment with Paint Yourself Calm Book. 

Contains a number of projects that include painting basic abstract landcapes and flowers using a few tubes of paint, two brushes, paper and water. Paint Yourself Calm Book will enhance your mood and wellbeing through watercolour painting. 


Painting Abstracts


NOW $34.95

Painting Abstracts book contains instructions for 65 abstract paintings that you can get to work on straightaway, no experience necessary.

The book explores abstract paintings and the meaning of self- expression. It provides the basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design.

It encourages you to explore your own creativity by providing information on method, materials, technique, composition, imagery and structure for each exercise rather than providing step-by-step instructions.

Great for those wanting to explore abstract art.

ISBN: 9781844483365


Ready To Paint: Watercolour Flowers Book


NOW $27.00

Making painting flowers simple and accessible, the Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers Book provides pull out tracing guides with step-by-step instructions on how to bring them to life using watercolour paint. Develop your painting skills with beautiful and easy to use guides. 


Start to Paint with Pastels


NOW $27.55

Start to Paint with Pastels is an inspiring and creative introduction to painting with soft chalk pastels.

It contains 5 easy step-by-step projects that cover a range of subjects from flowers to landscapes and coastal scenes.

Learn about creating atmosphere, colour, tone, composition and perspective which are designed to build on the basic skills covered in the earlier sections of the book.

ISBN: 9781782216216


The Art of Gouache


NOW $37.20

The Art of Gouache provides a step-by-step guide to working with gouache.

It discussed materials and tools required for gi=ouache painting including a techniques section that includes overlaying colours, colour blending and troubleshooting.

ISBN: 9781782214540


Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner


NOW $34.95

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner book provides excellent advice for beginners, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to paint skies, tree, water and figures in watercolour.

It provides 6 step-by-step watercolour painting exercises, each exercise leads into a more developed project. Exercises includie painting a windmill, seascape, snow scene, mountains and lakes, bluebell stream and an all-rounder featuring a landscape with buildings and figures.

A must have book for those wanting to enter the world of watercolour.

ISBN: 9781844488254


Watercolour with Love Book


NOW $33.30

Learn the basics of waercolour painting from illustrator Lena Yokota-Barth as she explains how to make brush strokes and mix colours effectively. Build and practice your skills with the Watercolour with Love Book that includes 50 motif designs. 


Watercolours Unleashed Book


NOW $42.35

Watercolours Unleashed by Jane Betteridge inspires and invigorates watercolour artists with innovative techniques. Features 7 varied step-by-step projects.

FAQs about Painting Books

What are painting books?

Painting books are instructional guides that teach different techniques and methods for creating art with paint. They often include step-by-step tutorials, examples from professional artists, and tips on materials and tools. Some painting books focus on a specific style or subject matter, while others offer a more general overview of the medium. With the help of these resources, beginners can learn the basics and experienced painters can improve their skills. Additionally, painting books can serve as a source of inspiration for finding new subject matter or approaches to try out in one's own work. Whether used as a reference or just for enjoyment, these books offer valuable insight into the world of painting.

How can painting books help?

Painting books can provide step-by-step instructions on various techniques and styles, as well as offer inspiration for new ideas and subjects to paint. They can also serve as a helpful reference tool for color mixing and composition. Additionally, some painting books may include useful tips on materials and equipment, helping beginners establish a strong foundation for their artistic practice. Overall, painting books can be a valuable resource for both novice and experienced painters alike.

Are painting books good for beginners?

Yes, painting books can be a great resource for beginners as they offer step-by-step instructions and tips on materials and equipment. They can also serve as a source of inspiration for finding new subject matter or approaches to try out in one's own work. However, it is important for beginners to remember that there is no substitute for practice and personal experimentation in improving one's artistic skills. Painting books should be used alongside hands-on experience in order to fully reap their benefits.

What painting books do you have?

We have painting books for beginners with step-by-step guides for acylic painting, pastel painting, watercolour painting & gouache painting. Get started on your artistic journey today!