Demonstrating how acrylic paints not only lend themselves to all basic watercolor techniques, this guide offers step-by-step coverage of painting surfaces, colors, and mediums as well as basic techniques: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, scumbling, opaque, and more. Includes 75 paintings by leading American watercolorists demonstrating extraordinary variety of techniques. 126 illustrations, including 21 in full color.
A guide to the technical terms most commonly used in painting. It presents explanations of the technical terms most often encountered by art enthusiast, visitors to galleries, and museum goers. It also pays special attention to the processes and methods of painting conservation, and offers definitions and examples of materials and techniques.
This guide examines the use of egg tempera to achieve luminous effects in painting. Complete with step-by-step photographs, the book illustrates all stages of preparation, development and completing of paintings and discusses issues of light, colour and form.