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The Art of Gouache: An Inspiring and Practical Guide to Painting with This Exciting Medium

The Art of Gouache: An Inspiring and Practical Guide to Painting with This Exciting Medium
 

This book is a highly practical step-by-step guide to working with gouache, not only to teach and inspire novice painters but also to introduce more experienced artists to the advantages of using this much overlooked, but wonderful, medium.

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ISBN 9781782214540
Barcode 9781782214540
Published 1 April 2019 by Search Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ford, Jeremy
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781782214540
ISBN-10 1782214542
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Search Press Ltd
Imprint Search Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2019
International Publication Date 9 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ford, Jeremy
Category Painting: Watercolours
Art Techniques & Materials
Handicrafts
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 620g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gouache painting - Technique
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 751.422
Catalogue Code 971157

Description of this Book

This book is a highly practical step-by-step guide to working with gouache, not only to teach and inspire novice painters but also to introduce more experienced artists to the advantages of using this much overlooked, but wonderful, medium. If you love painting with watercolour and are ready to experiment with something different, then the versatile medium of gouache could be just the thing for you. Gouache is water-based, quick-drying and, because you can paint light over dark as well as dark over light, it is less exacting and ideal for the beginner; it can be used thinly in a watercolour style, or more thickly as with oils or acrylics. This guide covers all the materials and tools required and has a comprehensive techniques section that includes overlaying colours, colour blending and troubleshooting. Experienced author Jeremy Ford takes you through three simple, step-by-step projects - a unique gouache style, a poster style, and a photo realistic style. He also gives guidance on how to develop your own unique style of gouache. Numerous finished paintings will inspire you and show the versatility in terms of subject, style and technique that you can achieve using this exciting medium.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Just as they did with Oil Pastels, Search Press have set out to rescue a Cinderella medium and, in Jeremy Ford, they've found an author who's prepared not merely to look at the medium, but to champion and challenge it. A substantial book with plenty of illustrations, examples, lessons, exercises and demonstrations, this is as thorough and comprehensive a guide as you could wish for. Jeremy not only discusses materials and techniques, but looks at just about every way gouache can be used, from straightforward representation to poster-style and to images that look almost photographic. Subjects include landscapes, flowers, people and animals and there's plenty of instruction as well as discussion of what you might want to do and how to tackle it.' 'If you want to learn about gouache, this should keep you satisfied for a very long time.' Read the full review here. -- Henry Malt * Artbookreview.net *

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Author's Bio

Jeremy Ford studied Graphic Design at the Southport College of Art, and Illustration at the Harrow College of Art. He has been a successful freelance illustrator, artist, demonstrator and teacher since 1978 and has illustrated a wide variety of books and greetings cards. Jeremy is the author of How to Paint: Water Colours and Painting Pastel Landscapes. He lives in Yorkshire, UK and runs popular painting workshops and holidays.

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