The Materials and Techniques

The Materials and Techniques

by Phil W. Metzger
     
 

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Organized by medium for easy reference, The North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques tells you everything you need to know to buy and use art materials today. You'll also learn which materials and techniques popular North Light artists use, along with favorite tricks they've picked up over the years. Whether you're thinking of trying a new medium or you… See more details below

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Organized by medium for easy reference, The North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques tells you everything you need to know to buy and use art materials today. You'll also learn which materials and techniques popular North Light artists use, along with favorite tricks they've picked up over the years. Whether you're thinking of trying a new medium or you just want to explore the options in your current medium, this reference guide will help you make the right choices for your art.

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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.

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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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