Chock-full of advice gleaned from a team of experts boasting, between them, several lifetimes' worth of painting experience, this book addresses every possible painting conundrum in 400 themed sections, and provides the solutions, tips and tricks of the trade that no artist can afford to be without. Find out how to speed up slow-drying washes, or extend the drying process; learn to make tricky paint behave itself; create convincing skin tones and capture the delicacy of flower structures; rescue paintings spoiled by mistakes, and protect them from becoming damaged once finished. Whether you're a beginner or experienced painter, whether you work in pastel, acrylic, watercolour or oils, The Artist's Bible is sure to hold its place on your reference shelf for years to come.
Helen Douglas-Cooper is an artist and author. She has studied painting in London and Italy and is currently based in London, where she exhibits and sells her work. She has also written and co-written several books on painting and drawing for leading publishers.