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Practical Guide to Painting
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823040895, Paperback)Everything the beginning artist needs to know about painting in one easy-to-use, portable reference! Practical Guide to Painting explains art theory and technique, with scores of step-by-step lessons that gradually increase in difficulty, allowing the novice artist to build skills and learn by doing. Over 40 chapters offer hands-on help in painting basics, color theory, composition, light and shade, and sketching out a rough. Then, the guide examines each painting medium in depth: gouache, pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and collage. Finally, more than 800 illustrations show each technique in detail, making everything easy!
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"On a balmy autumn afternoon in Paris, in the year 1868, young winemaker Casimir de Chateauneuf wanders through the hollow arcades of the Palais Royal. Browsing in a small shop filled with curiosties from the Orient, he spies a cache of fine miniature portraits. Above all others, an ivory-skinned beauty captivates him. Her eyes...one blue, the other yellow. That night they pursue Casimir in his dreams, as one burning question consumes him: Who is she?""Thus begins Casimir's dizzying quest for the object of his obsession. Forsaking his family, his vocation, his country, Casimir sails from Marseilles to North Africa, plunging into a strange new world with blind faith in destiny. His journey leads him to Istanbul, "city of the world's desire." There, in a deserted palace of the former sultan, is hidden the woman of his reveries, the woman with one blue eye, the other yellow. To touch her is forbidden. But in this city of passion, in a Palace of Tears, Casimir is about to discover what it will mean to make a dream real... and what awaits him when his lover is set free."--BOOK JACKET.
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