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Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports: A practical guide to drawing and painting surfaces -- from canvas and paper to textiles and woods

Elizabeth T. Gilbert Candice Bohannon Barbara Polc Susan von Borstel



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Walter Foster Publishing
04 March 2019
Painting & paintings; Art techniques & principles; Painting & art manuals
Series: Artist Toolbox
Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports explores a wide range of drawing and painting surfaces and the unique effects they have on a variety of media. The surface you draw or paint on impacts everything in your artwork, from its texture and brightness to its color and durability. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports covers the drawing and painting surfaces and supports that all artists should know. With this art book, youll learn the basics and finer points of working on:

* Canvas * Paper * Panels * Textiles * Metal * Glass * Stone Youll also learn useful tips and techniques for preparing supports to receive media, see how to work with different media on each support, and discover the most effective way to protect your finished artwork.

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports is packed with visual examples, step-by-step tutorials, and demonstrations on the practical aspects of working with graphite and colored pencils; charcoal and pastel;and watercolor, acrylic, and oilpaints. With this reference guide that no artists library should be without, you can also learn how each support will take a medium. The Artist Toolbox series presents practical reference guides designed for beginning artists interested in fully understanding the focus and function of essential art tools of the trade.
By:   Elizabeth T. Gilbert
Contributions by:   Candice Bohannon, Barbara Polc, Susan von Borstel, Blakely Little
Imprint:   Walter Foster Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 165mm, 
ISBN:   9781633226081
ISBN 10:   1633226085
Series:   Artist Toolbox
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   04 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A lifelong lover of the arts, Elizabeth T. Gilbert earned a BA in English from the University of San Diego in 2003, where she also studied art and anthropology. Elizabeth spent the next eight years as an editor, a writer, and an in-house artist for Walter Foster Publishing. In 2009, she co-authored The Daily Book of Art (Walter Foster Publishing). Shes also the author of Walter Foster Publishings The Fine Artists Guide to Tools & Materials and Walter Foster Jr.s The Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create! Currently, Elizabeth lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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