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Alla Prima A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting

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ISBN-10: 0823098346

ISBN-13: 9780823098347

Edition: 2008

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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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9.29" wide x 11.26" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Historical Perspective: A Brief Overview of Direct Painting
Basic Materials
The Genres Explored
Practice and Materials Guide
How to Use Museums and Photographs
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