This series from Search Press concentrated on the absolute basics and assumes very little prior knowledge on the part of the reader.
The series assumes that you know what a brush is and what paints are, but that you don’t really have much experience in using them. There’s a good section on materials and media that will show you the basics of colour mixing and brushstrokes and then a series of 3 or 4 fairly straightforward demonstration paintings to get you started.
Each title is Paperback - 20.55x27.94cm - 64 pages
Titles available: Abstracts by Dani Humberstone Flowers in Acrylics by Tim Fisher Landscapes in Oils by David Crane Oils by Stephen Rose