Artist's Painting Techniques: Explore Watercolours, Acrylics, and Oils

Artist's Painting Techniques: Explore Watercolours, Acrylics, and Oils

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Whether you're trying your hand at painting for the first time or honing your artistic ability, Artist's Painting Techniques is the handiest guide to teach you how to paint. Starting with the basics such as observational skills and learning how to draw, Artist's Painting Techniques will guide you into working with watercolours, acrylics, and oil paints. Discover everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. Learn a range of key watercolour, acryllic, and oil painting techniques, including laying a flat wash, painting fur, and creating impasto sculptural effects. Embark on exciting artistic exercises and projects to discover your style and grow as an artist. Follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guides and get inspiring advice and encouragement from practising artists. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist's Painting Techniques.

About Author

Louise Diggle is a London-based plein air painter, educated at the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology. She is a member of the Small paintings Group and a Council member of Chelsea Art Society, exhibits regularly, and has taught art at all levels for nearly 17 years.

Contents

1: The basics 1: Beginner techniques 2: Intermediate techniques 3: Advanced techniques 2: Watercolours 3: Acrylics 1: Beginner techniques 2: Intermediate techniques 3: Advanced techniques 1: Beginner techniques 2: Intermediate techniques 3: Advanced techniques 4: Oils 5: Glossary 6: Index 7: About the artists 1: Painting with oils 2: Oil paints 3: Brushes and palette knives 4: Supports and other materials 1: Ground colour 2: Skin tones 3: Colour harmony 4: Tonal values 5: Using mediums 6: Oiling out 7: Glazing 8: Re-evaluating and correcting 9: Finding your style 10: Varnishing 11: Showcase painting 1: Aerial perspective 2: Blending 3: Impasto 4: Sgraffito 5: Scumbling 6: Broken colour 7: Wiping and scraping back 8: Wet-in-wet 9: Texture 10: Tonking 11: Showcase painting 1: Colour mixing 2: Mark-making 3: Palette knives 4: Fat over lean 5: Layering 6: Drawing and underpainting 7: Decreasing stages 8: Alla prima 9: Creating forms 10: Showcase painting 1: Creating focal points 2: Optical colour mixing 3: Painting rain 4: Painting fur 5: Dramatic skies 6: Painting people simply 7: Skin tones 8: Painting movement 9: Showcase painting 1: Adding texture 2: Using ground colours 3: Blending 4: Glazing 5: Warm colours 6: Cool colours 7: Painting with warm and cool colours 8: Negative space 9: Reflections 10: Showcase painting 1: Colour mixing 2: Using a limited palette 3: Drawing with a brush 4: Tints, tones and shades 5: Acrylic washes 6: Neat acrylics 7: Painting shapes 8: White subjects 9: Aerial perspective 10: Showcase painting 1: Painting with acrylics 2: Acrylic paints 3: Brushes and palette knives 4: Supports and other materials 1: Painting with watercolours 2: Watercolour paints 3: Brushes 4: Supports and other materials 1: Planning a painting 2: Mood 3: Laying a double graduated wash 4: Laying a granulated wash 5: Monochrome 6: Glazing 7: Building layers 8: Adding details 9: Reflections 10: Opaque whites 11: Skin tones 12: Showcase painting 1: Laying a flat wash 2: Laying a graduated wash 3: Lively darks 4: Aerial perspective 5: Edges 6: Highlights 7: Adding texture 8: Paper surfaces 9: Correcting errors 10: Reserving whites 11: Line and wash 12: Experimental techniques 13: Showcase painting 1: Colour mixing 2: Colour charts 3: Tone exercises 4: Warm and cool colours 5: Brushstrokes 6: Laying paint 7: Using runs 8: Modelling form 9: Simplifying a scene 10: Showcase painting 1: Getting Started 2: Observational skills 3: Colour theory 4: Perspective and composition 5: Pencil-drawing basics 6: Using a pencil to create tone 7: Choosing a medium 8: Choosing a subject 9: Working outdoors 10: Mounting and displaying work

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780241229453
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780241229453
  • weight: 1580
  • ISBN10: 0241229456

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