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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214540
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 90
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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The Art of Gouache

£14.99

An inspiring and practical guide to painting with this exciting medium by Jeremy Ford

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Book Description

This book is a highly practical step-by-step guide to working with gouache and not only teaches and inspires novice painters but also introduces more experienced artists to the advantages of using this much overlooked, but wonderful, medium. 

'If you want to learn about gouache, this should keep you satisfied for a very long time.' Artbookreview.net

If you love painting with watercolour and are ready to experiment with something different, then the versatile medium of gouache could be just the thing for you.

Gouache is water-based, quick-drying and, can be painted light over dark as well as dark over light. Ideal for the beginner, it can be used thinly in a watercolour style, or more thickly as with oils or acrylics.

This guide covers all the materials and tools required and has a comprehensive techniques section that includes overlaying colours, colour blending and troubleshooting.

Experienced author Jeremy Ford takes you through three simple, step-by-step projects, each showcasing a unique style of painting with gouache. Numerous finished paintings are included to demonstrate the range of subjects, styles and techniques that you can achieve, and encourage you to develop your own style of painting using this exciting medium.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is gouache? 8
Materials 12
Getting started 16
Colour and light 22
THE ART OF GOUACHE 32
Gouache techniques 34
Overcoming common problems 52
Project: Rosebay Willowherb 54
CREATIVE GOUACHE 66
POSTER STYLE 74
Introducing poster style 76
Project: Ullswater Lake 80
ILLUSTRATIVE STYLE 94
Introducing illustrative style 96
Project: Red Onion Still Life 102
Moving forwards 114
Composition 116
Painting portraits 126
Painting animals 132
Framing and mounting 140
Afterword 143
Index 144

About the Author

About Jeremy Ford

Jeremy Ford studied graphic design at the Southport College of Art, and Illustration at the Harrow College of Art. He has been a freelance illustrator, artist, demonstrator and teacher since 1978 and has illustrated a wide variety of books and greetings cards. He lives in Yorkshire and runs popular painting workshops and holidays.

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Leisure Painter, May 2019

Quick-drying and water-based, gouache is the ideal medium for the beginner as it is so forgiving and work can be painted over if corrections are necessary. In The Art of Gouache, experienced author Jeremy Ford, introduces us to the medium, with information on materials and tools and comprehensive descriptions of techniques, including overlaying colours, colour blending and troubleshooting. Jeremy clearly illustrates the exciting possibilities the medium offers, with plenty of paintings in various styles to inspire you. Three step-by-step projects are included; Rosebay Willowherb; Ullswater Lake; and Red Onion Still Life.


Artbookreview.net

'Just as they did with Oil Pastels, Search Press have set out to rescue a Cinderella medium and, in Jeremy Ford, theyve found an author whos prepared not merely to look at the medium, but to champion and challenge it. A substantial book with plenty of illustrations, examples, lessons, exercises and demonstrations, this is as thorough and comprehensive a guide as you could wish for. Jeremy not only discusses materials and techniques, but looks at just about every way gouache can be used, from straightforward representation to poster-style and to images that look almost photographic. Subjects include landscapes, flowers, people and animals and theres plenty of instruction as well as discussion of what you might want to do and how to tackle it.'

'If you want to learn about gouache, this should keep you satisfied for a very long time.'

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