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E-books and Blogs

Want to learn more about making art and the history of art? We have created a page so you can access FREE Electronic Books to download or read from your phone or tablet. If you have any suggestions of topics or artists you would like to read about, just send us a message. We will be adding more books regularly so check back often.


Books and Blogs about Making Art

Study Illustrating Method of Drawing

DecoArt (2022) Create a Colorful Paint Pour. Courtesy of DecoArt. Read on the Alabama Art Supply Frame Shop Website.

Drawing Fundamentals. (2013) A Free Guide to Pencil Shading Techniques for Beginning Artists. Courtesy of Download Here.

Johnson, M.A. (n.d.) Color Temperature within Painting. Courtesy of Gamblin Colors. Read on the Alabama Art Supply Frame Shop Website.

Ragona, E. (2022) How to Sign Your Artwork. Courtesy of Alabama Art Supply. Read on the Alabama Art Supply Frame Shop Website

Speed, Harold. (1913) The Practice & Science of Drawing. Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd. London, England. Courtesy of Project Gutenburg. Download Here.

Strathmore Artist Paper. (2020) What Paper Should I Use? Courtesy of Strathmore Artist Paper. Read on the Alabama Art Supply Frame Shop Website.

Tombow Dual Brush Pens. (2016) Lettering Practice Worksheet. Courtesy of Tombow and Download Here.

Winsor & Newton. (2022) How to Care for Your Artist Brushes. Courtesy of Winsor & Newton. Read on the Alabama Art Supply Frame Shop Website.

Winsor & Newton. (2022) How to Select Your Paint Brush. Courtesy of Winsor & Newton. Read Here.


 Books about Art History

Detail of "The Pursuit"

Govett, Ernest. (1919) Art Principles, with special reference to painting. G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. Courtesy of Project Gutenburg. Download Here. 


Metropolitan Museum of Art Library

Publication Databases

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Free E-Books WebsiteThe Metropolitan Museum of Art provides access to hundreds of free art eBooks. Search in the "keyword" field for the artist or art movement you're studying.

Getty Publication Virtual Library. The Virtual Library provides access to 300+ eBooks related to the fields of art, photography, archaeology, and architecture.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Courtesy of Internet Archive. As a vital part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s mission as an educational institution, the Guggenheim Museum’s Publications Department publishes books and catalogues to document its exhibitions and collections.

Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is the first online library of free eBooks. Over 90 Free Books about Art and Photography.


Art Videos

Alabama Art Supply YouTube Channel. Watch informational videos from Winsor & Newton and other brands. This channel is still growing so check back weekly.