Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Just Paint It!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Review - Just Paint It!

Just Paint It!
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About the Book
For anyone who has ever gazed longingly at a set of artist's paints and brushes in a store and wished that they knew where to begin, this is the book for them. This companion to Barron's Just Draw It! relies on the belief that anyone can paint, and encourages readers to not only learn, but to experiment and play with their art. Every exercise in this unique manual can be performed by artists at all levels of training and ability.

  • All exercises are designed to inspire, motivate, and break down any fears about painting
  • Covers a variety of techniques and approaches to expand and improve painting skills
  • A powerfully effective art course that never feels like a set of tedious drills

Lessons cover a number of subjects, including color, tone, light and shade, compositions, textures, patterns, surface, and paint quality. Illustrations on every page in color and black and white.

My Take on the Book
This is a great book that takes you step-by-step through many many exercises helping you to become a better artist. What I loved about this book was how intuitive the writing was. The authors provide practical information that is easy to follow and to implement and allows you the opportunity to be able to hone your skills and gain new ones while trying to things. The book is truly a course that covers a little bit of everything as it pertains to painting and for this alone, any artists will love this book!

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