Synopses & Reviews
This exciting series gives aspiring artists the knowledge they need to create beautiful drawings and paintings, no matter what previous art experience they've had. Each title provides simple step-by-step instructions for rendering a variety of subjects, as well as clear, uncomplicated instruction to aid the beginning artist with a specific medium. The Getting Started Series project books introduce the fascinating techniques of a variety of painting and drawing media with detailed, step-by-step lessons that are written in clear, uncomplicated language. But the simple style and appealing subject matter are only part of what's attracting consumers to this innovative product. Consumers are flocking to the titles because of the strength and credibility of the brand names behind them. Pairing Walter Foster--the leader in art instruction for more than 80 years--with Reeves--the leading manufacturer of quality art materials for beginners since 1776--is generating more than buzz; it's generating sales!
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About the Author
William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.Mia Tavonatti is an artist with a variety of interests, including a strong passion for painting and drawing. She moved from Michigan to California to attend art school at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her BFA and MFA in illustration. She has also studied painting abroad, and she loves to spend her summers painting in Greece. Mia has exhibited her work extensively, both in Europe and throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and her work can be seen on more than 45 book covers and in several magazines. In addition to her illustrative work, she has created a number of murals and commissions for restaurants, private residences, and corporations. She teaches illustration and painting and the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach and currently resides in Costa Mesa, California.