Painting Technique - Reference Library

Your Own Personal Art Library To Carry With You Everywhere


Contains all the principles and techniques taught in the Apprentice Program lessons.


Download the Reference Library to your laptop, iPad or tablet to study anytime, anywhere.

Comprehensive and Portable

The Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library is a comprehensive and portable recourse on how to paint.


The result of a fifteen year research project by professional artist Barry John Raybould, the Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library contains 48 eBooks with information on how to paint in oils, acrylics, and watercolors that you will not find anywhere else.


The information applies to all media, whether your interest is oils, waterolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, or digital media.


All eBooks are in standard PDF format with no digital rights management software to restrict your use.


Instantly download the complete library to your iPad, Android device, computer, and smartphone so you can study anywhere, anytime.

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Unique Structure: Information Mapping®

Other how to paint eBooks are often just video scripts in PDF form. When you need an answer to your questions on painting techniques, you have to search hours of video transcripts. Traditional art how to books are just as difficult to search.


Our Reference Library was designed in a completely different and unique way that helps you find the information you need instantly.


Each eBook has been professionally written using an approach called Information Mapping®. Complex principles and procedures are explained clearly and simply with lots of pictures and examples to help you learn faster.

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