Ready To Paint: Abstracts In Acrylics
Publisher Search Press
Format BC Paperback
Dimensions 229mm x 299mm
Page Extent 72
Pub Date October 2010
Aimed at beginning artists who lack the confidence to boldly approach abstract painting, this innovative tutorial offers a series of projects that introduce fundamental skills and basic techniques. Sure to yield satisfying results, each lesson focuses on the step-by-step process of creating a concept using colours, shapes, and brushstrokes. Emphasizing the accessibility of abstract painting, this resource includes pull-out tracing papers that establish for the artist a clear look and organization on the painting surface—making project reproduction both easy and fun.
The Ready to Paint series provides six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to paper. There is one for each of the five step-by-step demonstrations, plus a bonus tracing of the inspirational painting in the Introduction section. Dani Humberstone is a successful abstract artist who uses the tracings in an innovative, imaginative way. Follow here in-depth step-by-step instructions to produce your own wonderful piece of abstract art.
About the Author
Dani Humberstaone was born in London, but moved to East Sussex where she attended Michael Hall School - a Rudolph Steiner School. Trained as a Fashion designer in Brighton where she developed a design business which won the Princes Youth Business Trust Award. Free-lanced as a graphic designer and book illustrator for UK & overseas clients. For ten years Dani owned and created the artwork for a greetings card company ‘Cards That Won’t Cost The Earth.’ UK Customers included Boots the chemist, Athena, Paperchase, Fortnum & Mason and Books etc.
Currently owns and run The Art Shop in Wadhurst where she also has her studio. Dani exhibits her work in Art fairs and Galleries and group exhibitions, although her principal gallery is The Saffron Gallery in Battle, East Sussex.
She has recently written two books for Search Press Ltd on basic Abstract painting and has published a third book of my own work called ‘Going Dutch’.
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