Synopses & Reviews
In 1986, Tate published The Encyclopedia of Painting Techniques, which quickly became an art instruction reference classic. Practicing artist Harrison here updates it to reflect recent advances and trends in painting materials and techniques. All the most popular painting techniques, and a few of the more esoteric ones, get concise, two-page, step-by-step explanations. Approaches to a selection of representational themes are covered, but abstract subjects are not explored. Owing to the broad coverage, many different types of artists, designers, students, and hobbyists will want to consult this book.” -About.com
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
Fat Over Lean
Line and Wash
Wet Over Dry
Part Two: Themes
Skies and Clouds