Mastering the Art of Painting

Mastering the Art of Painting

Book - 2009 | English ed.
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Acrylic, watercolours, oil, and pastel colours are the four classical means of artistic expression in painting. With this practice-oriented introduction readers can learn about them by trying their own hand at painting and perfecting their skills step-by-step. The book provides an overview of the artist's tools and the various types of painting. The wealth of illustrative information ranges from simple everyday objects to still life and landscapes, the human body and portrait painting. Examples of each genre demonstrate the various stages of painting a picture. This enables learners to improve their technique from the very first sketch to the most complex composition: Mastering the Art of Painting is the ideal introduction for the prospective artist!
Publisher: Köln : h.f. ullmann ; Basingstoke : GeoCenter [distributor], c2009.
Edition: English ed.
ISBN: 9780841616493
Branch Call Number: 751.4 ASENS
Characteristics: 703 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Diehl, Ilse


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Sep 05, 2015

Quite a good book for beginners. I would buy a copy. I like its step-by-step approach for a variety of subjects making satisfying outcomes more likely for beginners. It covers four mediums of art: acrylic, oil, watercolor, and pastels, each in its own section. For each type, the authors cover brushes, knives, easels, thinners and cleaners, canvasses and other surfaces; color mixing – warm, cool with examples for each media type; techniques for landscape- single vs double vanishing points, buildings, portraits, and the human figure. Subjects in one medium are recreated in another for comparison of technique and results. Later, for each medium, the art of various famous painters is shown and discusses how they were painted. This book has no index.

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