Decorative Painting: Fruits, Vegetables and Berries
The secrets of successful decorative painting techniques are simply explained in this comprehensive sourcebook. Step-by-step demonstrations show artists of all abilities different painting strokes and how to produce beautiful decorative art.
A colorful variety of popular fruits, vegetables and berries are offered. Each subject is illustrated with clear, instructional images with captions that show how to build the subjects stroke-by-stroke. Additional decorative items such as leaves, stems and flowers are also included, so even more designs and patterns can be tried.
Also, tips and suggestions show how to choose and use different tools and materials, and use color to produce a variety of effects. Plus practical advice on how to apply a variety of techniques onto different surfaces will help artists create and develop imaginative designs.
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