Materials and Techniques of Painting

Materials and Techniques of Painting

by Jonathan Stephenson


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Materials and Techniques of Painting by Jonathan Stephenson

In the distant past, artists inherited a tried and tested body of knowledge on materials and techniques. Much of this lore has been lost to recent generations, however, and today's painters - often working in isolation and with little training - lack authoritative guidance on the basics of their craft.

This practical manual restores to contemporary painters the heritage that is truly theirs by providing a single reliable source of vital information, an invaluable guide for both the beginner and the advanced practicioner. Clear, readable descriptions, accompanied by full-color demonstrations and hundreds of specially prepared illustrations, offer a complete introduction to the major traditional techniques of painting and to more recent innovations. The author reveals the vital link between the various media and makes the case for a systematic approach to painting in which materials are working for, and not against, the artist.

From the first essentials of laying a palette and applying paint, to hints on how to varnish, frame and preserve the finished work, this is undoubtedly the one essential and enduring work of reference for every contemporary artist.

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ISBN-13: 9780500277041
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 05/28/1993
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.82(d)

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