You may want to check out a series of books published by Rockport Publishers,
Inc. and distributed by North Light, in Cincinnati, Ohio 800 289-0963. They
are examples of some very fine artists' works and a gold mine of ideas. No
instructions, but lots of rich, lucious work--like mini galleries!! They are
simply called: "The Best of Acrylic Painting", "The Best ofPastel", "The
Best of Oil Painting", "The Best of Watercolor" and "The Best of Pottery".
Simply delicious visual feasts!!!!!
They are also available on the internet through Amazon.com, a discount
bookstore. Good luck.