Art School: A Complete Painter's Course

It's like going to art school...but in your own home!

With more than 400 information-packed pages of basic techniques for watercolors, oils, and acrylics, plus carefully graded projects and over 1000 specially commissioned pictures, this colorful, oversized painter's course will turn you into a complete and versatile artist. Overcome the challenges posed by watercolors, starting with projects that use only a single color and progressing to wet-on-wet washes and ambitious figures and landscapes. Achieve professional results with oils, the supreme painting medium: choose suitable subjects, arrange attention-grabbing compositions, and make the most of oil paints' rich texture. The flexibility of acrylics makes them especially attractive to beginners, who appreciate the way they simplify the painting process. From selecting equipment to finding guidance on a large-scale painting, this oversize manual is the perfect place to begin.

"This is a bargain for three books in one."--Library Journal