- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823025292
- ISBN-13: 978-0823025299
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,168,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Jean Drysdale Green was born in Perth, Western Australia. Her special interest in art began in 1969 when she joined a local artist's group, and subsequently she studied at Perth Technical College, Churchlands College of advanced Education, Stanhope Institute (in London, England), and Claremont School of Art. She has won numerous awards for her paintings, which have been shown at the Bedford Way in London, the McLelland in Frankston, Victoria, and the Burswood Casino in Perth. Her work was also featured in a one-woman exhibition in Perth. From 1981 to 1988 Green was the co-proprieter of a retail art supply business in Perth. She has participated in National Art Materials Trade Association conferences, as well as in papermaking workshops in both Japan and Australia. She is the author of Five Minute Flower Painting (Sydney, N.S.W.: Australian Artist Magazine, 1992), and in 1992 was a guest lecturer in mixed media at Curtin university in Western Australia. Currently she is president of the Watercolor Society of Western Australia.
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I teach painting (Oil, Acrylics and Pastels) through a local community college and I am always looking to have my students experiment and grow. Some are very timid but after looking through this book several said..."Oh I want to try that!" That tells me that this book is a great teaching tool. The experiments are easy and uncomplicated...ok maybe one or two...but simple enough to get them trying.
I did not expect to find such a great book sitting on my student's coffee table. Now maybe she'll start using it!! I know we will use many of the projects in our class.
i sent a copy to a former student and this is what she wrote to me about the book. "The beautiful book has arrived in great, excellent condition and packaged very securely. Jim and I were away for a wedding this weekend and It was on the deck when we got home last night. It's fascinating! There are so many different things to do and I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much, I really appreciate the book and I will send pictures of my attempts.
I'll give a few brief examples from the book:
Using Liquin as a Resist
Liquin, made by Windsor and Newton, is a medium used to thin oil and alkyd paints and speed their drying. Used with watercolor however, it acts as a resist, pushing color around, and can result in some quite exciting effects. In the Example shown below, I put down a watercolor wash first and, while it was still wet, painted the lizard with a brush dipped in liquin.
Creating Brick Texture with Polystyrene
Polystyrene (foam plastic) is an interesting material to apply paint with, lending its texture to the depiction of various objects, such as brick walls in the example shown at left. To get this effect, I use a scalpel blade (heated first in a gas flame) to incise the brick pattern in a piece of polystyrene. (You can create any pattern you desire this way.)I then brushed watercolor onto the plastic and stamped it onto my paper. This technique certainly saves time when a wall is required in your painting.
Painting Directly on Fabric
Although the design at left looks as if it had been done using a batik process, in fact lynne Tinley created it simply by painting on a piece of black fabric with thinned acrylic paints. The black lines you see are the color of the fabric; the artist simply painted around them, negative fashion.
A "must have" for any artist seeking to make a difference with their art.