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Explains the author's technique of using acrylics for the basecoat and oils for highlighting and shading to create three-dimensional images.
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Mary McLean, CDA, is a popular speaker at national decorative painting conventions and teaches classes and seminars in her home studio. Her work has been published in Decorative Artist's Workbook and other decorative painting magazines. She has published over 60 pattern packets and four project books with Gretchen Cagle Publications.From Booklist:
McLean's step-by-step approach to painting still lifes is a complete yet basic course in techniques used to realistically depict everything from glass jelly jars to enameled tinware to florals and fruits. After "Materials and Preparation" are discussed, the author's "Basics of Realism" explores form, value, and perspective. With the focus on the mixed media of oils and acrylics, McLean provides traceable patterns for each of a variety of skill-building depictions and ends with a listing of resources. Whitney Scott
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Book Description North Light Books, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111581802994
Book Description F&W Publications Inc, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. This book takes advantage of the interest in trompe l'oeil by presenting a complete course in the basic techniques of painting realistic still lifes, florals and fruit. The author, an acknowledged master of realism among the decorative painters, takes a unique approach to this painting style, basecoating in acrylics, then highlighting and shading in oils. Subject matter of the ten projects includes favourites among decorative painters, glass jam jars, enameled tinware, water jugs, flowers, fabric, and wood - all important textures in still life painting. The tone of the book is friendly and encouraging, with hints, tips and problem/solution sidebars scattered throughout. Brand new paperback copy, ready for immediate despatch. Seller Inventory # 003064