Alwyn Crawshaw's Ultimate Painting Course

Alwyn Crawshaw's Ultimate Painting Course

by Alwyn Crawshaw
     
 

In Alwyn Crawshaw’s Ultimate Painting Course, the artist encapsulates 50 years’ of painting and teaching in one volume. He begins with the basics: brushes, paints, and surfaces; choosing a medium; and the fundamentals of simple perspective, color-mixing, composition, and tonal values. He then starts you off with simple three-color exercises, which

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In Alwyn Crawshaw’s Ultimate Painting Course, the artist encapsulates 50 years’ of painting and teaching in one volume. He begins with the basics: brushes, paints, and surfaces; choosing a medium; and the fundamentals of simple perspective, color-mixing, composition, and tonal values. He then starts you off with simple three-color exercises, which are followed by a number of helpful half-hour exercises. He also shows you how to work from photos and sketches and includes a section on painting outdoors. Finally, there are more than 20 step-by-step demonstrations - in watercolor, acrylics, and oils - that feature landscapes, seascapes, and human figures. An outstanding guide for aspiring artists.

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Library Journal

Crawshaw, the dean of British art teachers, has had eight successful television series in his native country and is the author of 28 art instruction books, many of them best sellers. Here, he encapsulates 50 years of painting and teaching in a single volume for beginners and experienced amateurs. His impressionistic style and easygoing manner make the book accessible and a delight to use. He answers such elementary but essential questions as, Can anyone paint? Are there any rules? How do you learn? Readers will also find advice on working from photographs, on painting outdoors, and working from sketches. Highly recommended for all collections. More advanced students should also see Curtis Tappenden's Complete Art Foundation Course: Drawing, Watercolor, Oils and Acrylics.


—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007192823
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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