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Arteffects (Practical Art Books) [Paperback]

Jean Drysdale Green
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Oct 1993 Practical Art Books
A visual sampler, including step-by-step demonstrations, for experimenting with inks, watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, and unusual materials to achieve hundreds of different effects to use in your paintings. Looking for new directions in your artwork? Between the covers of "ArtEffects" you'll find hundreds of fresh ideas that will spark your creative instincts. "ArtEffects" is divided into five sections that cover the most-used painting mediums: inks, watercolor, acrylics, oils, and pastels. Each section begins with a general discussion of the specific medium's unique properties, physical makeup, and methods of application, followed by a list of various materials that can be used in combination with the medium. Then comes a dazzling display of examples (some with step-by-step demonstration) of the almost limitless textures and effects you can achieve by combining one medium with another, or with the myriad papers and art-related products on the market today, as well as with household and other unexpected materials such as cornstarch, string, and plastic wrap. Here, you can easily find out how a specific medium will perform in combination with, for example, sand, gold gouache, or acrylic modeling paste, and how that medium can be used in airbrush, stenciling, and monoprinting techniques. With more than 400 full-color examples of effects that run the gamut from the traditional to the experimental, "ArtEffects" is an extraordinary visual reference that belongs in every artist's studio.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S. (Oct 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823025292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823025299
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 21 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jean Drysdale Green was born in Perth, Western Australia. Her special interest in art began in 1969 when she joined a local artist's group, and subsequently she studied at Perth Technical College, Churchlands College of advanced Education, Stanhope Institute (in London, England), and Claremont School of Art. She has won numerous awards for her paintings, which have been shown at the Bedford Way in London, the McLelland in Frankston, Victoria, and the Burswood Casino in Perth. Her work was also featured in a one-woman exhibition in Perth. From 1981 to 1988 Green was the co-proprieter of a retail art supply business in Perth. She has participated in National Art Materials Trade Association conferences, as well as in papermaking workshops in both Japan and Australia. She is the author of "Five Minute Flower Painting" (Sydney, N.S.W.: "Australian Artist Magazine," 1992), and in 1992 was a guest lecturer in mixed media at Curtin university in Western Australia. Currently she is president of the Watercolor Society of Western Australia.

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123 of 123 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this book based on a friend's recommendation. I had been searching for a mixed media book that had tips on unusual materials and techniques...this book certainly fit the bill! It covers the use of pretty much every media, including inks to acrylics to oils, and nearly any other you could think of! The author has spent a lot of time experimenting with unique ways to manipulate these materials, such as adding common household products or putting your work in the freezer to create amazing visual effects. There are literally hundreds of ideas with pictures to accompany them. If you are looking for a book that is creative and out of the ordinary to spark your imagination...this is it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poetic inspiration 21 May 2007
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This book is a wonder to behold. Every page brings a new idea and may serve as inspiration for my next endavor. It discusses just about every art medium without the boring details that take up so much space in a lot of Art instruction books, that seem to want to appeal to the rank beginner, even though it promises to be for the intermediate/advanced artist.

A must have for any artist, who wants to expand his/her horizon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abstract art made easy 16 Dec 2009
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The book, Art Effects, was recommended and with most art books,if your lucky,half of it
will be any good. This one was absolutely full of brilliant ideas and information. The best
art book i,ve bought so far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. 19 Jun 2014
This book is in perfect condition, desptite being used, and is exactly what's,ordered, having seen the book at a friend's house and deciding that I also wanted to buy it. Very happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arteffects 2 Aug 2013
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Fantastic information for the artist and textile artist. Some very interesting techniques to inspire beginners and the more experienced artist.
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