How to Paint with Oils, Acrylics and Gouache : Learn to Build Confidence and Skill Levels with 30 Practical Exercises

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/26/2013
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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This is the ideal introductory book for anyone with an interest in learning how to paint with oils, acrylics and gouache. All you need to do is follow the simple instructions and basic techniques shown in the clear step-by-step photography. There is comprehensive information on the range and characteristics of the different types of paint, and a suggested starter palette. Advice is given on choosing and using paintbrushes, palettes, papers and canvas, and on working with paint additives and sealing work with different types of varnish. There then follows thirty practice exercises and techniques, which teach through example and include many popular subject areas to help you begin to produce your own art works. Concisely written and richly illustrated, this book contains everything you need to advance quickly to an excellent standard.

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