At Jackson’s we have a huge selection of almost 1,000 inspiring art books to help you get the most out of your materials.
While most of the books we stock are practical art titles – how to draw, paint and make prints – in addition to art instruction books we also have art theory books, books about the business side of art and even some titles about art for children.
This list of our best-sellers is a handy guide to what’s been popular during the year. This year seems to focus on colour, light, and flowers in painting and on printmaking, with some bestsellers from last year making a reappearance!
We are very proud of the competitive prices on our great selection of books for artists; we are usually the best price online! Why not browse our Book Department, filter your results using the tick boxes on the left side of the screen, and add a book to your materials order. Learn something new!
Top 25 Art Instruction Books of 2017
- The Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour
- Linocut for Artists and Designers
- Collagraphs and Mixed Media Printmaking (Printmaking Handbook)
Brenda Hartill and Richard Clarke
- David Bellamy’s Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour
- Jean Haines’ Colour & Light in Watercolour: new extended edition
- Botanical Sketchbook
Mary Ann Scott
- Jean Haines’ Atmospheric Watercolours
- Collage, Colour And Texture In Painting
- Billy Showell’s Botanical Painting In Watercolour
- Printmaking: A Complete Guide To Materials & Processes (2nd Edition)
Bill Fick And Beth Grabowski
- Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques For Achieving Luminous Color And Ultra-realistic Effects
- Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour
- Watercolour Flower Portraits
- A-Z of Flower Portraits
- Pastel Pointers: Top 100 Secrets For Beautiful Paintings
- Colour Mixing Bible
- Painting Water in Watercolour: 30 Minute Artist
- Artists Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages
- Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour
- Bird Art: Drawing Birds Using Graphite & Coloured Pencils
- Experimental Flowers in Watercolour
- Pastel Painting Atelier
- Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel
- Sketch Your World: Drawing Techniques For Great Results On Location
- Rubber Stamping: Get Creative With Stamps, Rollers And Other Printmaking Techniques
Click on the underlined link to go to the current offers in the Art Instruction Books Department on the Jackson’s Art Supplies website.
Postage on orders shipped standard to mainland UK addresses is free for orders of £39.