Collins Art Class: The Essential Guide to Creative Painting Skills and Techniques

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9780007128228: Collins Art Class: The Essential Guide to Creative Painting Skills and Techniques

Collins Art Class was the winner of The Art Instruction Book of the Year Award in 2000. Superbly illustrated and designed, this is a definitive instructional guide that encourages you to roll up your sleeves and start painting.

Collins Art Class is a practical yet inspirational book for artists of all levels, from aspiring beginners who would benefit from sound advice and simple exercises, to more experienced artists who want to try out different techniques and explore new avenues.
Collins Art Class is a structured painting course with candid demonstrations from top professional artists that demystify the act of painting.These artists share their successes and setbacks with the reader and offer practical tips, techniques and advice throughout the book.
Contents include:
Where Shall I Start?
A visual gallery of options, ideas, source material and practical tips.
What Shall I Paint?
This is the core of the book, where the contributing artists reveal their studio techniques.This section alone contains over 120 individual studies and full-size paintings in all the popular media, from watercolour to oil paint.
What are the basics?
Contains detailed information on materials and techniques, such as brushes, mixing colours and creating paint effects – a plunder chest of practical reference.

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‘A work of art in itself.’ The Artist Magazine

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The essential guide to creative painting skills and techniques

'Collins Art Class' is a practical, inspirational book for artists of all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists who want to try out different techniques. Superbly illustrated and designed by the team that produced the award-winning worldwide bestseller 'Collins Artist's Manual,' this companion volume is the definitive instructional guide that encourages you to roll up your sleeves and start painting.

The book opens with 'Where shall I start?' – a visual gallery of options, ideas and source material, on topics as diverse as still life, flower painting, landscape, portraiture and imaginative compositions.

Section two, entitled'What shall I paint?' is the core of the book, where the many contributing artists reveal their studio tips and techniques. This section contains over 120 individual studies in all the popular media, from watercolour to oil paint. With their step-by-step demonstrations, the projects are designed to be achievable and reassuring as they develop in complexity throughout the book.

the final section, 'What are the basics?' contains detailed information on materials and techniques. This is a plunder chest of practical reference on subjects such as brushes and brushwork, mixing colours and creating paint effects.

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Jennings, Simon
Published by Collins (2002)
ISBN 10: 0007128223 ISBN 13: 9780007128228
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