Big Art, Small Canvas: Paint Easier, Faster and Better with Small Oils

Big Art, Small Canvas: Paint Easier, Faster and Better with Small Oils

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by Joyce Washor
     
 

Think Big. Paint Small!

There are a lot of big reasons to paint small. Smaller canvases allow you to enjoy everything you love about oil painting with less expense, less mess, less space and less time. What could be better?

Big Art Small Canvas gives you all the guidance you need to succeed at creating small paintings. It features more than 12

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Think Big. Paint Small!

There are a lot of big reasons to paint small. Smaller canvases allow you to enjoy everything you love about oil painting with less expense, less mess, less space and less time. What could be better?

Big Art Small Canvas gives you all the guidance you need to succeed at creating small paintings. It features more than 12 step-by-step demonstrations that show you how to paint a variety of still lifes and landscapes—all on canvases measuring four inches or less! You'll quickly learn how to:

  • select good supplies on a budget
  • mix colors the right way, the first time
  • scale down your subjects to fit a smaller area
  • create dimension, depth and volume in your compositions
  • paint realistic shadows and highlights
  • capture a range of textures and reflective surfaces

Each demonstration guides you from blank canvas to completed painting. You'll even find sound advice for framing, displaying and marketing your work.

Great things really do come in small packages. Start maximizing the rewards of oil painting with Big Art Small Canvas!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Washor, a professional artist and former textile designer, could barely lift her painting arm after injuring her shoulder. Working on smaller canvases, however, was relatively painless-and had lots of other advantages. The highest quality paints are more affordable, since less paint is used. Furthermore, one can work on several small works in the same space one large painting might take. In this illustrated guide (250 color), Washor expertly guides novices on selecting quality supplies on a budget, mixing color, scaling down subjects to fit smaller areas, and capturing a range of textures and reflective surfaces. She offers sound advice on framing, displaying, and marketing work as well. A distinctive approach; recommended. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581807776
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/09/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning artist Joyce Washor exhibits regularly in the Hudson Valley and has many gallery affiliations across the U.S., including the Judi Rotenberg Gallery and the Taos Gallery. An active workshop instructor, she lives in Riverdale, New York.

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