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Packed with need-to-know information, this comprehensive handbook should be every painter's companion in the studio. Chapters focus on essentials: colours required for a basic palette; preparing a support; which are the most vibrant and permanent pigments etc., while describing how materials and techniques have developed over the centuries and how to apply them for the best results.
The emphasis on practical advice will appeal to artists who like to explore and experiment, are economically minded, or simply find satisfaction in doing it all themselves. The author includes recipes for making glazes, acrylic ground, gesso and pastel sticks; information on photographing and archiving work yourself; a guide to setting up a studio; and the results of the author's own extensive testing of materials from paints to papers.
The Painter's Studio Handbook is a complete resource for all artists working in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastel, chalk or ink.
|Publisher:||A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Simon Fletcher studied fine art in England, and then trained for three years under acclaimed watercolour artist, H Cheeseman. Landscapes have always been his passion. After moving to the South of France in 1982 he began exhibiting his work across Europe. He is the author of eight books about watercolour and pastel, has won numerous awards for his work, and has appeared on TV and radio. He teaches masterclasses in drawing, pastels and watercolour at various academies in Europe and at his studio in France.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why do we need to know about our materials?
1. Earth Pigments
2. Primary Colours
3. Binding Media and Additives
4. Supports for Painting
6. Materials for Drawing
8. Framing and Storage of Artworks
9. Photographing Work for Archives and Publication
10. Working Out-of-doors
11. Designing a Studio
Appendix: Testing Results and Recommended Manufacturers