Thursday, 4 March 2010

Search Press Blog

Ready to Paint the Masters: Van Gogh is one of the featured titles in the next cycle of Exclusively Independent. This is the first title from Search Press to be selected, and offers a step by step guide for aspiring painters to follow one of the very best.

Here is some information about the book, and check back here on Monday to see the blog continued...

Author: Michael Sanders studied graphic art at Plymouth College of Art and Ceramics at Bristol University. He went on to become a graphic artist and signwriter, then a potter, tutor and professional artist. He still teaches and he now runs painting holidays in the UK and Europe. He regularly writes articles for art magazines, loves boats and travelling, and he enjoys music, the theatre and teaching art. Michael has also published 4 other books with Search Press.

Series Description: The Ready to Paint The Masters series shows readers how to paint in the style of their favourite painter. Michael Sanders shows how to reproduce three famous paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, using step by step photographs and detailed instructions. He then paints two further compositions of his own, using the style and techniques of Van Gogh. Six tracings are provided for readers to pull out and transfer on to the painting surface: one for each project plus a bonus tracing. Michael Sanders has studied and reproduced many of Van Gogh's works as an artistic exercise, and has gained insight into the painter's methods, right down to individual brush strokes. Lovers of Van Gogh's amazing paintings can now learn how to paint their favourites using acrylic paints.

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