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American Artist Guide to Painting Techniques

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Synopsis:

Grab your paintbrush and discover all the fundamentals of successful painting.

A comprehensive overview, The American Artist Guide to Painting Techniques shows you all the techniques you need to know to paint in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel. From clear instruction to new painting ideas, this a four-in-one foundation book for every artist interested in improving fundamental painting skills.

First, youll learn 45 painting techniques step-by-step through photographs and valuable tips. Each technique includes specific details for use in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastels. Next, youll discover how to apply the techniques to subjects of particular difficulty, including landscapes, animals, portraits, still lifes, and more. Beginning painters will love the specifics on the unique properties of each painting skill, while intermediate painters will rely on the tips and reference materials to produce outstanding results.

An easy-to-navigate resource manual, The American Artist Guide to Painting Techniques provides clear instruction, new painting ideas, and inspiration in encyclopedic detail for any artist picking up a brush.

About the Author

Hazel Harrison is a practicing artist who studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London.

Elizabeth Tate is a practicing artist who studied art history at Sheffield Polytechnic, then spent several years painting in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, and German.

Table of Contents

Part One: Techniques

Introduction

Alla Prima

Backruns

Blending

Blown Blots

Broken Color

Brushruling

Building Up

Collage

Corrections

Craquelure

Crosshatching

Drybrush

Fat Over Lean

Feathering

Flat Wash

Frottage

Glazing

Gradations

Graded Wash

Granulated Washes

Hatching

Highlighting

Impasto

Imprimatura

Imprints

Knife Hatching

Lifting Out

Line and Wash

Masking Out

Mixed Media

Pointillism

Scumbling

Sgraffito

Spattering

Special Techniques

Sponge Painting

Staining

Stippling

Textural Painting

Toned Ground

Tonking

Underpainting

Variegated Wash

Wash-Off

Wet-In-Wet

Wet Over Dry

Part Two: Themes

Introduction

Animals

Buildings

Landscapes

Portraits

Skies and Clouds

Still Life

Water

Weather Effects

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596682795
Author:
Harrison, Hazel
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Author:
Tate, E
Author:
Tate, Elizabeth
Author:
lizabeth
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.75 x 8.75 in

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Grab your paintbrush and discover all the fundamentals of successful painting.

A comprehensive overview, The American Artist Guide to Painting Techniques shows you all the techniques you need to know to paint in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel. From clear instruction to new painting ideas, this a four-in-one foundation book for every artist interested in improving fundamental painting skills.

First, youll learn 45 painting techniques step-by-step through photographs and valuable tips. Each technique includes specific details for use in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastels. Next, youll discover how to apply the techniques to subjects of particular difficulty, including landscapes, animals, portraits, still lifes, and more. Beginning painters will love the specifics on the unique properties of each painting skill, while intermediate painters will rely on the tips and reference materials to produce outstanding results.

An easy-to-navigate resource manual, The American Artist Guide to Painting Techniques provides clear instruction, new painting ideas, and inspiration in encyclopedic detail for any artist picking up a brush.

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