How to Paint: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners Covering Watercolors, Acrylics and Oils

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New Holland, 2005 - Art - 352 pages
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Beginners who want to master the basics of watercolors, acrylics, and oils will find more than 350 color photos to guide them, along with easy-to-follow instructions. More experienced painters can hone their skills using detailed studies of a range of techniques. Each section offers practical information on materials and equipment, a gallery of professional work to inspire creativity, and projects that cover landscapes, still lifes, people, flowers, animals, and buildings.

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High quality book lovely illistrations. I havent actually tried to follow the directions yet but the book does seem to go into detail about things that look important to know. Im inspired! Read full review

How To Paint : A Complete Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners Covering Watercolors, Acrylics and Oils

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This is an exciting compendium by two highly accomplished writers/artists. Each beautifully illustrated chapter includes the requisite sections on materials, equipment, and basic and advanced ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Gair is an established painter, writer and editor. She studied fine art and then spent several years painting and teaching in Italy, Spain, and France.

Ian Sidaway originally trained as a graphic designer and has been working as an artist since 1970. He is the author of many art techniques books including Learn to Paint with Watercolor, and Painting with Oils, Acrylics and Gouache (both Southwater), and The Instant Artist, which won the Artist's Choice Art Instruction Book of the Year award in 2001. His other published works include Color Mixing Bible (David & Charles) and Pastels (Sunburst Books).

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