This book offers a unique combination of reference material and practical guidance for the painter in any media.
It is divided into two parts: the first is a directory of all major painting techniques, and gives examples of their use, and of the particular media appropriate to them. The second section shows the applications of these techniques to a wide range of popular painting subjects.
With step-by-step demonstrations and detailed close-up photographs on how to do everything from frottage to scumbling, to blending, backruns and masking out, this is an invaluable and inspiring sourcebook for painters of all abilities and media.
Elizabeth Tate is a practicing painter, writer and editor. She first studied art history at Sheffield Polytechnic and then spent several years painting in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany. She has taught practical art and has worked as an author and editor on a number of art education magazines. Hazel Harrison is a practising artist who works in all painting media, often using her own photographs as a source of reference. She studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London. Hazel lives in a small village in the Peak District, and divides her time between painting and writing art instruction books.
Prelims Introduction Preparing to paint Making a start Ways of working Special techniques Themes Index and credits