On Sight-Size Portraiture : 2nd Edition - Revised and Expanded, Paperback / softback Book

On Sight-Size Portraiture : 2nd Edition - Revised and Expanded Paperback / softback


In this fully revised and expanded book, Nicholas Beer examines the sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side-by-side and to scale. Nick demonstrates the technique in a series of projects that culminate in portrait painting. There are also sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the 'philosophy' of seeing.

This new edition also includes a 'starts and studies' section, which looks at a series of unfinished paintings in detail to analyse the thought processes and techniques of great artists.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 152 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Painting & art manuals
  • ISBN: 9781785002038



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