Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting : Book by Al Gury

Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting : Book by Al Gury


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This book begins with the history of the education in direct methods in both Europe and America. From there, detailed step-by-step lessons show how direct painting is begun, developed and finished, including invaluable discussions on drawing structure, broken and smooth brushwork and colour development. Further lessons on colour mixing, palettes and materials, brush technique, drawing and paint layering, portraiture, still life, figure and landscape painting are provided, all through illustrated steps, analysis and historical information. Throughout, the book features the work of the European masters of the direct approach, from the old masters (Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez) and the late 19th and early 20th century masters (Degas, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Matisse, Cezanne) to the American Prime masters (Sargent, Whistler, Henri, Eakins, Bellows) who spawned such vibrant late 20th century painters as Alice Neel, Wayne Thiebaud and Jim Dine.”

The cover has a really lovely canvas texture.

Author: Al Gury

Hardcover: 160 pages

Dimensions: 27.9 x 23.4 x 1.5 cm

ISBN: 978-0823098347

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Weight 0.7770
Quantity : Pack Single
Books & DVDs : Subject General
Books & DVDs : Medium Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour
Books & DVDs : Author/Artist Al Gury
To use with Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour

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