Paint: Illustrated Techniques for Every Medium

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The essential guide to the most popular painting mediums

Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Colored Pencil, Pastel

It's all here. Paint is the multi-medium book with all the essential information you need to achieve effects, express your creativity or try something new:

  • Materials: Choose the paints, surfaces and tools that will yield the look you ...
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Overview

The essential guide to the most popular painting mediums

Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Colored Pencil, Pastel

It's all here. Paint is the multi-medium book with all the essential information you need to achieve effects, express your creativity or try something new:

  • Materials: Choose the paints, surfaces and tools that will yield the look you want.
  • Color and Value: Learn how different pigments behave and how to orchestrate color and value for powerful paintings.
  • Composition: Set up a still life, try a "composition chip" trick for dramatic landscapes, and learn the design principles that will make your paintings stronger.
  • Techniques: Experiment with 60+ illustrated techniques, and start achieving light-filled watercolor glazes, expressive oil and acrylic brushstrokes, rich colored-pencil layers and lusciously smooth pastel passages.
  • 15 Step-by-Step Painting Demonstrations: See the mediums in action and learn to paint a variety of popular still life and landscape subjects.

Packed with instruction and tips from top artists, Paint is both a complete primer for beginners and a must-have reference for intermediate artists looking to challenge themselves with new mediums. Why wait? Paint!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781581808704
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author


Amy Jeynes has six years experience editing North Light books. She also edits and produces CD-ROM and DVD products for North Light and Impact Books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2007

    the missing pieces

    I have taken community college art classes,sunday afternoon workshops,and countless hours on online tutorials But few offered me a easy to follow basics program. The best was on how to load your brush,with up close realistic pictures of the brush and paint. This book is one of my favorite how to book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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