Learn to Paint with Oils, Acrylic and Gouache

Learn to Paint with Oils, Acrylic and Gouache

by IanSidaway (Author)


This is a complete course in oil, acrylic and gouache painting techniques, from getting started to advanced levels. It includes 25 full-scale step-by-step projects specially commissioned from leading professional artists create a gradated teaching course. All the most popular subjects are covered, including painting portraits, pictures of animals, scenes from your own home and garden, dramatic scenery or famous landmarks. It is packed with expert advice and professional tips and beautifully illustrated with more than 500 colour photographs. Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This book is an ideal introduction to all three skills for beginners and is comprehensive enough to include exercises and projects that will also challenge experienced artists. This book equips the artist with knowledge about materials and techniques, a comprehensive range of skills, a wealth of inspiration and an expertly designed range of practical projects to use and enjoy. This all combines to create confidence, draw out and build upon natural talent, and to give any aspiring artist of any level of ambition the perfect start, and the tools to refine and develop to an advanced stage.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Southwater
Published: 02 Feb 2006

ISBN 10: 1844762416
ISBN 13: 9781844762415

Author Bio
Ian Sidaway originally trained as a graphic designer and has been working as a freelance artist since 1970. He is the author of 20 art techniques books, including The Instant Artist, which won the Artist's Choice Art Instruction Book of the Year award in 2001. His other published works include The Acrylic Painter's Pocket Palette (Search Press); How To Draw Buildings (New Holland); Oils (Sunburst Books); Colour Mixing Bible (David & Charles); Pastels (Sunburst Books); and The Practical Encyclopedia of Watercolour (Lorenz Books).