Discover Techniques for Approaching Formal Paintings

Book - 2010
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Grand Central Pub

Since the 14th century, portraits in oil have held a special place in the art world. From Vermeer and Rembrandt to the illustrious Gainsborough, artists who had the ability to capture a likeness and breathe life into a canvas have held their prestige throughout the centuries. Even today, oil portraiture is a highly respected and frequently commissioned art form.

With this in-depth and insightful guide, aspiring artists can learn traditional alla prima techniques for developing lifelike portraits in oil. From laying in the initial proportions to applying the final highlights, this book breaks down the painting process into easily digestible stages that anyone can follow. The step-by-step projects cover a variety of ages and model types, so beginners can practice rendering a range of features and expressions.

Baker & Taylor
Presents instructions for painting portraits in oil and acrylic, with information on such topics as tools and materials, color, lighting, working from life, and working from photographs.

Publisher: Irvine, CA : Walter Foster, 2010
ISBN: 9781600581946
Branch Call Number: 751.4542 Chambers 2010
Characteristics: 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm
Alternative Title: Oil & acrlic portraits


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