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Preparation for Painting: The Purpose and Materials of the Artist
Preparation for Painting The Purpose and Materials of the Artist Author:Lamb, Lynton The author says that this is the book he himself has always needed. It is meant for anyone who seriously wants to paint. It will help the beginner, even though he may be working on his own, to see his everyday surroundings as a painter - perhaps the most important part of his job. It deals concisely with purpose, method, and materials. There... more » is a particularly valuable section on how to paint from notes, since this allows the artist to work right through the year and to tackle all kinds of subjects that bad light, bad weather, or lack of immediate opportunity might otherwise make impossible.
The book has been enthusiastically received by many practising artists as well as by amateurs: it has been said that it is as hard to put down as a first-rate thriller. Although the argument develops logically for continuous reading, the notes on materials, workshop equipment, etc., are arranged for easy reference.« less