Painting Still Lifes: Step by Step
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.
Author: Mary McLean