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Artist's Painting Techniques - Dorling Kindersley


Published: 1st August 2016
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Whether you're trying your hand at painting for the first time or honing your artistic ability, Artist's Painting Techniques is the handiest guide to teach you how to paint. Starting with the basics such as observational skills and learning how to draw, Artist's Painting Techniques will guide you into working with watercolours, acrylics, and oil paints.

Learn everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. Embark on exciting artistic exercises and projects to discover your style and grow as an artist. Follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guides and get inspiring advice from practising artists, working with watercolour, acrylic, and oil paints in a variety of art techniques. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist's Painting Techniques.

About the Author

Louise Diggle is a London-based plein air painter, educated at the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology. She is a member of the Small paintings Group and a Council member of Chelsea Art Society, exhibits regularly, and has taught art at all levels for nearly 17 years.



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    I bought this book to help me with painting ideas as I love to do craftwork. It is very helpful.

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    I don't know who Louise Diggle is but she didn't write this book. I know because I was responsible for sections of it. Refer to last page for contributors

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    *1: The basics***1: Getting Started*2: Observational skills*3: Colour theory*4: Perspective and composition*5: Pencil-drawing basics*6: Using a pencil to create tone*7: Choosing a medium*8: Choosing a subject*9: Working outdoors*10: Mounting and displaying work*2: Watercolours***1: Painting with watercolours*2: Watercolour paints*3: Brushes*4: Supports and other materials*1: Beginner techniques**1: Colour mixing*2: Colour charts*3: Tone exercises*4: Warm and cool colours*5: Brushstrokes*6: Laying paint*7: Using runs*8: Modelling form*9: Simplifying a scene*10: Showcase painting*2: Intermediate techniques**1: Laying a flat wash*2: Laying a graduated wash*3: Lively darks*4: Aerial perspective*5: Edges*6: Highlights*7: Adding texture*8: Paper surfaces*9: Correcting errors*10: Reserving whites*11: Line and wash*12: Experimental techniques*13: Showcase painting*3: Advanced techniques**1: Planning a painting*2: Mood*3: Laying a double graduated wash*4: Laying a granulated wash*5: Monochrome*6: Glazing*7: Building layers*8: Adding details*9: Reflections*10: Opaque whites*11: Skin tones*12: Showcase painting*3: Acrylics***1: Painting with acrylics*2: Acrylic paints*3: Brushes and palette knives*4: Supports and other materials*1: Beginner techniques**1: Colour mixing*2: Using a limited palette*3: Drawing with a brush*4: Tints, tones and shades*5: Acrylic washes*6: Neat acrylics*7: Painting shapes*8: White subjects*9: Aerial perspective*10: Showcase painting*2: Intermediate techniques**1: Adding texture*2: Using ground colours*3: Blending*4: Glazing*5: Warm colours*6: Cool colours*7: Painting with warm and cool colours*8: Negative space*9: Reflections*10: Showcase painting*3: Advanced techniques**1: Creating focal points*2: Optical colour mixing*3: Painting rain*4: Painting fur*5: Dramatic skies*6: Painting people simply*7: Skin tones*8: Painting movement*9: Showcase painting*4: Oils***1: Painting with oils*2: Oil paints*3: Brushes and palette knives*4: Supports and other materials*1: Beginner techniques**1: Colour mixing*2: Mark-making*3: Palette knives*4: Fat over lean*5: Layering*6: Drawing and underpainting*7: Decreasing stages*8: Alla prima*9: Creating forms*10: Showcase painting*2: Intermediate techniques**1: Aerial perspective*2: Blending*3: Impasto*4: Sgraffito*5: Scumbling*6: Broken colour*7: Wiping and scraping back*8: Wet-in-wet*9: Texture*10: Tonking*11: Showcase painting*3: Advanced techniques**1: Ground colour*2: Skin tones*3: Colour harmony*4: Tonal values*5: Using mediums*6: Oiling out*7: Glazing*8: Re-evaluating and correcting*9: Finding your style*10: Varnishing*11: Showcase painting*5: Glossary*6: Index*7: About the artists

    ISBN: 9780241229453
    ISBN-10: 0241229456
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 1st August 2016
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 22.0  x 3.1
    Weight (kg): 1.55
    Edition Number: 1