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by John Howard Sanden

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ISBN: 0273002821
ISBN13: 978-0273002826
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Painting
Author: John Howard Sanden
Language: English
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns; 3rd Edition edition (1976)
Pages: 152 pages
ePUB size: 1816 kb
FB2 size: 1759 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 554
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This book was, I believe, the first published by Sanden - the first printing was 1976. I recently purchased the book used to see if I might develop a few skills to improve on my efforts at portraiture. I found the text full of detail and philosophy on painting. For this novice painter it was a bit overwhelming at first; however, with repeated readings and practice the text became a good guide for developing painting and portraiture skills. In addition to the attention to drawing, brush stroke and painting instruction, I found most useful the detail given to the palette of colors used by the author. Here he describes in detail his formulation for the Pro Mix Color System - a set of colors now commercially available but well within the novices ability to mix from basic colors found in their own paint box. I plan to keep this book in my library for I find myself repeatedly returning to it for instruction and inspiration.
This is an excellent and really not all that advanced book on painting portraits. It is not for beginners in art but if you have a good foundation in drawing etc you will find this very instructive and easy to understand. I really like how he shows you how to set up your palette, and the demos are very clear and simple to understand.

One nice thing is that the paints mentioned in the book are actually still for sale!! You can get the kit at Jerrys Artist Outlet and other supply houses if you want to use the mixes he mentions in the book.

I highly recommend it!
Full of stuff I needed to know.
Beautiful book.
Great love it, fast...perfect
I've only started to go through the book, but I can see already that it will prove helpful. It is a nice companion to his 29-steps book on portrait painting. Many of the images in this book are in black and white. I find this doesn't bother me at all because it helps to see the tonality.
This book is excellent for showing you how to mix flesh tones for light, medium and dark comlexions. It also teaches , step by step how paint the lights, shadows, and highlights. Finally, this books gives excellent close up photos so that you can see brush strokes. Highly recommend for beginner or advanced painters.
I'm not sure why this book is still out of print. The dated look is to be expected, but the advice is rock solid and will never change, As a painter, this book has changed my perspective on portraiture for sure.