Alwyn Crawshaw's Ultimate Painting Course: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Painting in Watercolour, Oil and Acrylic

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Collins, 2006 - Art - 192 pages
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In Alwyn Crawshaw’s Ultimate Painting Course, the artist encapsulates 50 years’ of painting and teaching in one volume. He begins with the basics: brushes, paints, and surfaces; choosing a medium; and the fundamentals of simple perspective, color-mixing, composition, and tonal values. He then starts you off with simple three-color exercises, which are followed by a number of helpful half-hour exercises. He also shows you how to work from photos and sketches and includes a section on painting outdoors. Finally, there are more than 20 step-by-step demonstrations - in watercolor, acrylics, and oils - that feature landscapes, seascapes, and human figures. An outstanding guide for aspiring artists.

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Crawshaw, the dean of British art teachers, has had eight successful television series in his native country and is the author of 28 art instruction books, many of them best sellers. Here, he ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 25 books on art instruction, all published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among amateur painters and has made 8 successful TV series on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, as well as many videos on painting. Amongst other achievements, Alwyn founded the Society of Amateur Artists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past president of the National Acrylic Painters' Association. He regularly contributes to Leisure Painter magazine.

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