Synopses & Reviews
“Its rare to find a series of basic instructional books that are well executed, comprehensive, and attractively priced. The quality of this series is consistent....Purchase as many of these as your budget allows.”—Library Journal.
“Explores the various techniques and materials to create a still life painting with ink, pencils and paints.”—Art Materials Retailer.
A basket of fruit, an old telephone, a collection of interesting bottles--a still life provides the perfect model: one that's motionless, with a never- ending range of shapes, forms, textures, and colors. For this reason, it is an important part of every aspiring or practicing artist's repertoire. Choose your subject and compose your image and then capture it in all its glory using the various techniques and materials associated with ink, pencils, and paints. Historical background and a wide-ranging collection of famous works will inspire you to delve into this art form. From realistic to abstract to surreal, the still life gives you the opportunity to practice and experiment with many artistic approaches.