The Student's Guide to Painting: Revised and Expanded Edition (Dover Art Instruction) (Paperback)

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The Student's Guide to Painting: Revised and Expanded Edition (Dover Art Instruction) By Jack Faragasso Cover Image


This new edition of a revered guide to the technical aspects of painting marks the 40th anniversary of its original publication. Fully revised by author Jack Faragasso, the highly sought-after but long-unavailable book features improved imagery, materials, and edits, including a new chapter on working in natural sunlight. The revisions are guided by extensive notes by Faragasso, an expert in the Frank J. Reilly method of understanding how color works in various realistic lighting conditions and how to make paint replicate those visual impressions.
A former Director of the Reilly School of Art and an instructor at the Art Students League, Faragasso offers a full treatment of the Reilly techniques in clear, coherent terms. His exposition of the principles of painting and color applies to all subject matter -- including portraits, figures, and still life -- and under any lighting conditions. Anyone wishing to paint effectively in a traditional manner will benefit from this volume, including serious beginners, intermediate to advanced students, and teachers of art and painting.

About the Author

Jack Faragasso is a New York institution as a painting instructor. He studied and worked with Frank J. Reilly for years and taught at the Frank J. Reilly School of Art, where he later served as Director. He also taught at the Art Students League of New York. Faragasso has instructed thousands of students over scores of years and has been a prolific illustrator and fine art painter.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486837390
ISBN-10: 0486837394
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: November 18th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Dover Art Instruction