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How to Paint

A Complete Beginner's Guide to Watercolors, Acrylics, and Oils

Author - Angela Gair & Ian Sidaway
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Anyone can learn to paint! You might be surprised by how easy it is.

This practical step-by-step guide helps beginners quickly achieve immediate and impressive results. Thirty-eight step-by-step projects each illustrate a different painting technique, using watercolors, acrylics, or oils. Readers learn to paint landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals, buildings, and more.

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  • Comprehensive introduction to painting for aspiring artists, written for complete beginners
  • 38 step-by-step projects, each teaching a different essential technique, from backruns and blending to painting "alla prima"
  • Practical advice on choosing the best materials and equipment to get the most out of your painting
  • Inspirational galleries and essentials to help develop your artistic skills
  • Over 350 photos in beautiful color, to take you through every step of the process
  • Learn watercolors, acrylics, and oil paintings, with all aspects explored

Covering the three most popular types of painting: watercolors, acrylics and oils!

This comprehensive step-by-step guide provides basic information on materials and techniques as well as an exciting series of demonstrations aimed at complete beginners. The unique approach of this book is so simple that the reader can start immediately on original and exciting projects. Each section has practical information on materials and equipment and includes a gallery of work by various artists to inspire the beginner. The projects cover all types of subjects, including landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals and buildings. Within each section the demonstrations provide instruction in a whole range of different techniques from the basic brushstrokes to using resist and painting with a knife. Filled with stunning artworks and inspiring projects, this book will help beginners to achieve immediate and impressive results with a minimum of practice.

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Weight 2.368750
Series None
Pages 352
Size 8" x 10" x .79"
Author Angela Gair & Ian Sidaway
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Angela Gair is an established painter, writer, editor, and author of many practical art books. After studying fine art in England, she spent several years painting and teaching in Italy, Spain, and France.

Ian Sidaway is an experienced UK artist and author who has been exhibited widely in Europe and the United States. A member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, he has written and illustrated more than 32 books on art instruction and technique.