Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. Speed also provides expert analysis of works by Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, a... read more
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Techniques for Painting Seascapes by Borlase Smart Written by a prominent member of Cornwall's St. Ives Society of Artists, this guide discusses composition, color, beach scenes, clouds, moonlight, and much more. More than 70 color and black-and-white illustrations.
Hawthorne on Painting by Charles W. Hawthorne Hawthorne was an American painter who founded the Cape Cod School of Art. This work, collected from notes taken by his actual students, offers hundreds of direct lessons, ideas, suggestions, and more.
The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing by Solomon J. Solomon, James Gurney This guide introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. A series of images by the Old Masters includes 32 full-color pages.
Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. Speed also provides expert analysis of works by Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, and others. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.
Reprint of The Science and Practice of Oil Painting, Chapman and Hall Ltd., London, 1924.
The author of the 20th anniversary Calla Edition of the phenomenal bestseller Dinotopia, John Gurney is a master at bringing perspective realism and scientific accuracy to his artwork. Mr. Gurney is also a huge admirer of Dover's line of art instruction books and has graciously compiled a list of his ten favorite titles, which includes Harold Speed's Oil Painting Techniques and Materials. Here is what he had to say:
"Speed's book on painting builds on his drawing book, offering painting instruction as it was practiced in the Royal Academy. Although not everyone will agree with his views on modern art, his advice on tone, color, and edges is concise and inspiring, and his analysis of the old masters benefits from the insights of a skilled practitioner."
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