Classic Still Life Painting: A Contemporary Master Shows How to Achieve Old Master Effects Using Today's Art Materials

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated, 2004 - Art - 143 pages
Classic Still Life Painting shows artists how to create paintings of sparkling brilliance and jewel-like color that look like they have been lit from within-just like the exquisite paintings of the Renaissance masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. Artists learn techniques similar to those used by Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens, and other master painters of the past, including using glazing with colors over a subtle underpainting of tones to achieve the effect of sunlight passing through stained glass. Through the advent of fast drying mediums artists learn that they will be able to achieve the same richness and luminosity found in the works of the old masters.

• The only source available that covers how to create mixed-media artworks with an extensive range of mediums

• Finished examples provide creative inspiration

• A valuable reference that includes technical information and demonstrations

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The authors of these two compact volumes have intermediate and advanced artists in mind. Still Life , aimed primarily at the intermediate amateur, provides a good survey of still life, from its birth ... Read full review

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This one book is better than all the classes I had in college and I had them all but art history and sculpting to achieve a major in art!! AWESOME BOOK!!! THANK YOU so much! If I couldn't paint I would die from misery....

About the author (2004)

Jane Jones has won numerous awards for her paintings, which have appeared in Best of Flower Painting and Best of Flower Painting 2. She lives in Arvada, CO.

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