How to Paint a Portrait, Paperback

How to Paint a Portrait Paperback


Ever felt inspired to paint a portrait but didn't know where to begin?

This bookcaptures the step-by-step processes that underpin what it takes to create and paint agood portrait.Covering a wide range of media from oil, watercolour, acrylic and even spraypaint, this book guides the reader, with sequential photography, from the initialmarkings made on a canvas to the finished painting.

Written by acclaimed painterTai Shan Schierenberg, it not only serves as an instructional manual for thosewanting to get to grips with the basic principles and techniques but it's also for thosewho are interested in a painter's perspective on portraiture's history and the role itplays in the art world today.Each artist featured in the book is a contestant on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of theYear.

Their painting styles range from gesturalism and abstraction, to classicismand even pointillism, resulting in a myriad of portraits that any reader can achieve,regardless of skill level.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, over 300 colour photographs
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Painting & art manuals
  • ISBN: 9781849496520



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