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Anness: Practical Encyclopedia of Acrylics, Oils & Gouache_Ian Sidaway_9781782143673_Anness Publishing

SKU: 9781782143673 Supplier: Anness Publishing


Author: Ian Sidaway

Format: Hardcover | 256 pages

Dimensions: 22.6cm x 2.0cm x 29.4cm

Publication: 01 Jan 2005

This title mixes paint; brush strokes; gouache; masking out; glazing; wet-into-wet; drybrush painting; stretching canvas; painting with knives; and, light to dark. This is a comprehensive, fully illustrated step-by-step guide to three popular painting media, with over 750 colour photographs, including detailed step-by-step illustrations of all the techniques. Beginners can get started and achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling level of competence almost immediately and experienced painters will benefit from expert advice and guidance on advanced techniques. Practical exercises cover all the basics of each technique from mixing and learning about paints to teaching specific painting skills. There are over 20 intensive projects photographed step-by-step and accompanied by comprehensive instructions. This title explains how to approach a range of subjects and styles from landscapes in soft watercolour to vivid portraits and still lifes. Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills.
This practical encyclopedia is an ideal introduction to all three skills for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced artists. Getting Started discusses the materials and equipment required and suggests a starter palette for those about to invest in their first set of paints. This chapter clearly demonstrates how to use different painting tools, mix, blend and dilute different paints, and how to prepare a canvas.


 Anness: Practical Encyclopedia of Acrylics, Oils & Gouache_Ian Sidaway_9781782143673_Anness Publishing