The Indoor Artist

The Indoor Artist

by LindaBirch (Author)


A guide for all those who, for whatever reason, prefer to paint at home. With original ideas and practical projects, as well as expert advice on techniques, it is an inspiring book for beginners and experienced artists alike. For many people, indoors is the best location in which to paint - convenient, undemanding, safe, not subject to the weather and free from curious onlookers. But inspiration can sometimes run dry and the amateur artist may also need some instruction to help gain essential skills. Professional artist and writer Linda Birch takes the reader through the basics - establishing a simple home studio area, selecting the right medium and getting to grips with shape and form - before looking at a number of enjoyable projects in watercolour. These include: working from photographs; painting still lifes; creating the outdoors indoors; painting from your window - skies and roofscapes; and painting flowers, gardens, people and animals She also encourages readers to explore their experimental side by varying scale, using colour creatively and adopting a number of different styles.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Publisher: Collins
Published: 02 Feb 2004

ISBN 10: 0007151489
ISBN 13: 9780007151486

Author Bio
Linda Birch paints in oils, watercolour and pastels and has taught amateurs for many years. She writes regularly for the Leisure Painter magazine and is author of How to Draw and Paint Animals and Collins You Can Paint Oils.