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Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting
     

Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting

by Al Gury
 

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Alla Prima is a comprehensive guide to direct painting, characterised by bold, expressive brushwork and a painterly, atmospheric surface. It covers the history of the direct methods in both Europe and America. From there, it includes detailed step-by-step lessons and discussions on drawing structure, broken and smooth brushwork, and colour development.

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Alla Prima is a comprehensive guide to direct painting, characterised by bold, expressive brushwork and a painterly, atmospheric surface. It covers the history of the direct methods in both Europe and America. From there, it includes detailed step-by-step lessons and discussions on drawing structure, broken and smooth brushwork, and colour development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823098347
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
920,590
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author



Al Gury chairs the painting department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His work is exhibited at the F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia, where he lives.

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