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Painting Portraits

Painting Portraits

by Anthony Connolly
     
 

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A practical book considering the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice
 
Written by a professional portrait painter, this guide describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance

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A practical book considering the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice
 
Written by a professional portrait painter, this guide describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance of portraiture. It offers step-by-step demonstrations of portrait and self-portraits, techniques that use color to introduce subtleties and presence, and advice on catching a likeness and overcoming difficulties. It also discusses the significance of copying and photography, provides insights into the artistic process of the portrait painter, and considers the work of contemporary and distinguished painters.

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"Water to the dehydrated...I reached the back cover too soon."  —Art Questions Answered 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847972644
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,161,331
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.38(d)

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From the Publisher
"Water to the dehydrated...I reached the back cover too soon."  —Art Questions Answered 

Meet the Author

Anthony Connolly is an award-winning portrait artist and a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy, and with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

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