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Priscilla Hauser, the queen of decorative painting, and Boris Grafov, a Russian-born painter whose native village is world-renowned for its art, have produced a luminous follow-up to their Russian Folk Art Painting. This radiant new volume features bright arrangements of flowers, fruits, and leaves, bordered in gold or silver filigree, and set off by a black lacquered surface. It’s a style with a timeless appeal, and Hauser and Grafov provide comprehensive instructions for creating ten beautiful patterns on furniture and other objects. All the necessary skills are explained, with plenty of advice on preparing the surface, wielding the brush, and mixing colors. Start by painting the intricate borders of wreath and linked motifs, then, make the designs more luscious with every colorful layer.
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Priscilla Hauser has been teaching and promoting decorative painting for more than 40 years. She has appeared on numerous television shows, has written hundreds of books and magazine articles, and has travelled the world to learn about the history and techniques of all forms of decorative painting. Boris Vasilyevich Grafov is known as an honourable Merited Artist of Russia. He has been decorated with medals of the Academy of Arts, and has won diplomas and awards at numerous exhibitions in Russia. One of six artists who were chosen to go to Belgium in 1958 to represent Russian art, Boris won a Silver Medal for his work. In Russia, his art is stored as a national treasure and exhibited by major national museums.From Library Journal:
Grafov is an honorable Merited Artist of Russia whose lushly beautiful flower paintings on lacquered trays in the style known as Zhostovo folk art are treasured by museums. This book is a beautifully illustrated set of lessons and projects for learning the techniques of Zhostovo painting as taught by Grafov in Hauser's "Studio by the Sea" workshops in Florida. Each element of the flower is pictured as it is built up step by step, from plain white undercoat to finished painting. Information on paints and supplies is given. This excellent book belongs in public library or academic arts and crafts collections.
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Book Description Sterling, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111402714742