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The Search Press Guide to Painting Techniques Book with Elizabeth Tate & Hazel Harrison

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When you learn to paint, do you start with the creative process or the technical details? Go for expressive chaos or risk getting bogged down in detail?

With a technical guide as good as this, you don't have to make that decision, because this book is laid out in a way that will teach you the building blocks of how-to at the same time as helping you with the what-to. After a brief introduction to Preparing to Paint that deals with surfaces, you're quickly into Making a Start and working alla prima - completing a painting in one go - where there's little room for the fiddling that can bedevil creativity.

After these basic techniques, the book moves through Ways of Working and Special Techniques where further ideas are introduced, including brushwork, impasto, wet-in-wet, spattering and sgraffito.

The book works well both as a course to be followed from start to finish and as a reference tool that you can drop into if you require something specific. In fact, it's so well thought-out that it can actually be both things at the same time.
Previously published as The Encyclopaedia of Painting Techniques, this has been considerably re-worked and covers watercolour, acrylic, oil and pastel.

Book: Search Press. Paperback. 208 pages. Colour throughout

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The Search Press Guide to Painting Techniques Book with Elizabeth Tate & Hazel Harrison

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