Alla Prima A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting

ISBN-10: 0823098346
ISBN-13: 9780823098347
Authors: Al Gury
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This comprehensive guide explores one of the great traditions of Western painting: alla prima, or direct, painting. Bold brushwork and a painterly surface are the hallmarks of this renowned technique, and one of the great masters of alla prima was Arthur DaCosta, the legendary Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts teacher. In Alla Prima, author Al Gury reveals the step-by-step lessons he learned in his years of study with DaCosta. From start to finish, with clear explanations of color mixing, palettes, drawing and layering, structure, brushwork, and more, Gury guides readers through the full alla prima process. Portraiture, still life, figure, and landscapes are explored, all illustrated with…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale Number of pages: 160 Dimensions: 9.37" wide x 11.24" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 2.552 lbs. Language: English