Based on intensive study of paintings by the great masters, this volume covers techniques for painting on wood panels, paper, walls, and canvas. It explores the use of watercolors, balsams, resins, turpentine, varnishes, waxes, sizings, and various oils. Additional topics include light refraction, prismatic effects, and cleaning and preservation of pictures. 48 full-page plates.
The Artist's Handbook has become an indispensable reference work for thousands of practising artists all over the world. This fifth edition has been prepared by Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center, Yale University School of Art. It has been systematically revised and expanded to take account of the latest research. Once again, it has been edited for the British market.
In Digital Alchemy, acclaimed printmaker Bonny Pierce Lhotka shows how to turn your standard inkjet printer into a seemingly magical instrument capable of transforming your printed images into true works of art. Using plenty of visuals and straightforward terms, Lhotka walks you step-by-step through over a dozen projects. Forget printing on boring old paper, in Digital Alchemy, you’ll learn how to transfer and print images to a variety of surfaces including metal, wood, fabric, stone, and plastic using the techniques Lhotka’s spent years developing.