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The Materials and Techniques
     

The Materials and Techniques

by Phil W. Metzger
 

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With the abundance of art materials and brands on the market today, the average artist is often unsure about what to buy, even for a familiar medium. Artist Phil Metzger solves the problem with this extraordinary compendium, organized by medium and designed to help artists make informed choices. Inside they'll find:
* Information on today's most popular

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With the abundance of art materials and brands on the market today, the average artist is often unsure about what to buy, even for a familiar medium. Artist Phil Metzger solves the problem with this extraordinary compendium, organized by medium and designed to help artists make informed choices. Inside they'll find:
* Information on today's most popular mediums, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, egg tempera, pencil, pen & ink, charcoal and mixed media
* In-depth discussions of paints, surfaces and brushes
* A set of basic techniques and a suggested shopping list to help artists get started in each medium
* Personal recommendations and advice from other popular North Light artistsPhil Metzger is the author of Perspective Without Pain and Watercolor Basics: Perspective Secrets. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

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Library Journal
Metzger (Enliven Your Paintings with Light, North Light, 1994) has produced a book that could benefit any artist working in any medium. A solid guide to every major medium from watercolor and oil to gouache and casein, it helps one make informed choices about paints, surfaces, and brushes, and offers techniques on stretching canvases, sizing paper, and preparing other surfaces. Metzger covers areas often overlooked even by pros, like permanence of materials, which brands can and can't be mixed, and potential health hazards. Though not quite as encyclopedic, this is more accessible than Ralph Mayer's The Artist Handbook of Materials and Techniques (Viking, 1991. 5th ed.). Recommended for all collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581802535
Publisher:
North Light Books
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.60(d)

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