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Painting with David Shepherd Hardcover – 4 Oct 2004

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; First Edition edition (4 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000715772X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007157723
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 1.6 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Oil painters of all standards cannot fail to benefit from his advice on techniques and materials"
Leisure Painter

About the Author

David Shepherd, OBE, is one of Britain's most popular and successful artists and his original paintings and limited edition prints hang in collections throughout the world. He is a tireless campaigner for the causes in which he believes, most particularly wildlife conservation, which led him to set up The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. He has published a number of books and received a number of honours, amongst them the Order of the British Empire. David is married with four daughters and lives in West Sussex. He is also the proud owner of two steam locomotives.

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By Ned Middleton HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Dec. 2004
Format: Hardcover
When it comes to artwork, I have always admired that which is so accurate it could almost be a photograph - emphasis on "almost." The shipwreck paintings in Bob Ballard's books are a good example of this. When it comes to wildlife - especially African wildlife, however, I can think of no artist in the entire world other than David Shepherd who can make his subjects come to life on a piece of canvass. He does the same with portraits, landscapes, aircraft, famous ships and glorious steam engines. One of his paintings of British paratroopers in action (Suez 1956) hangs in the Officers' Mess of 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment.

There is, therefore, far more to David Shepherd's work than just the elephants for which he has become particularly famous. In addition, he has such a passion for the subjects he paints that he founded the "David Shepherd Conservation Foundation" through which he has channelled enormous funds towards helping and protecting endangered species of the world. How often do we find him on radio and television as he continually draws attention to this subject and that plight.

"Painting with David Shepherd" is not any old "how to" book. This is a book where one of Britain's most popular and successful artists shares his secrets in order to help other artists with their work. Whilst those who know something about this man may well have expected to find a picture of one of his Elephant paintings on the front cover, be assured, this is not all about wildlife. After an informative introduction in which he suggests the reader be prepared to completely re-think their traditional approaches to oil painting, we find sections on; Materials & methods, sketchbook, wildlife, landscapes, trains, boats & planes, the past and portraits.
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Such good value on the artist books, and so much help on the painting and sketches, very pleased.
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How can this not be 5 stars. DS is a master after all, full of many beautiful images of his work and steps to consider. A great book if you love animals and art. He is justly acclaimed for aeroplanes trains and ships plus People some of this I discovered thanks to this book.
Used and supplied in good condition by world of books.
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Bought this for my mum who had borrowed it from her local library and wanted a copy. I took a quick look through it and its very nice, lovely pictures in it and great for inspiration.
Bought from a great seller on amazon on Friday evening and it was waiting for me on Monday.
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The descriptions of the pictures and the details of how they were done are outstanding. This is a book that will be in constant use in my family for a long time. Most books only show the pictures and a description of them, but this one goes into the techniques and thought processes behind the creation of the pictures. Worth every penny!
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This arrived after a couple of days from ordering, v impressed. Knew cover was a little damaged, hence the 4* but nothing wrong with the rest of the book. Bought for my partner who is a keen artist himself. Overall very pleased with purchase.
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