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Following a historical overview of still life, the author gives advice on painting materials and studio set-up. Proportion and perspective are covered as are principles of content, theme and mood, together with demonstrations on how to create a variety of still life compositions.

This book teaches artists to explore, and exploit, watercolour's unique properties in creative ways. The ability to create fresh, new paintings stems from a visual awareness of what past masters have achieved with the medium, and from a secure understanding of certain basic artistic principles of composition, design, and paint handling - all parts of a foundation the author terms practicial creativity and lays out for the reader. A series of painting... more...

A guide to painting buildings in oil which includes step-by-step demonstrations by four different artists. Each artist gives tips about materials, perspective, choice of theme, colour harmony, light and shadow, and other tricks of the painter's trade.

This guide to painting still-life opens with a brief overview of the genre and the basic principles of painting. This is followed by four artists as they present contrasting styles, techniques, and ideas on composition as they paint still-life compositions step-by-step. The book is aimed at beginner and intermediate level artists. Other books by this author include "Oil Painting", "Watercolor" and "Drawing".

In this introduction to the basics of watercolor painting, beginners will learn all they need to know. Lessons and practical exercises highlight the instruction.