Friday, May 13, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting

Title: The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting

Author: Paula Guhin and Geri Greenman

Publisher: Creative Publishing

RRP: $34.99

ISBN: 9781589235403

Release Date: January 2011

Pages: 224


A comprehensive how-to reference guide about all aspects of creative painting, with more than 700 large format colour photos and hundreds of painting tips.

This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of creative painting. It serves as a reference and technique guide for painting with all types of craft and fine arts paints, including acrylics, oils, tempera, watercolor, and pastels. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 700 full-color photos for clear understanding. Galleries of artwork by a wide range of artists offer the reader examples of what can be done with each of the painting categories and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.

About the Author

Paula Guhin is a former educator, visual artist, photographer, and the author of the ever-popular Glorious Glue, Art with Adhesives (J. W. Walch) and Can We Eat the Art? (Incentive Publications). Articles have appeared in School Arts, Instructor, Teaching Today, and many more periodicals. She is also a contributing editor for Arts and Activities magazine.

Geri Greenman, a high school art teacher for thirty years, was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award by her colleagues. She was a finalist for the Delores Kohl (International) Outstanding Service in the Field of Education award, a nominee for the Golden Apple, and listed in the Who's Who among America's Teachers. Geri Greenman has been writing for Arts and Activities magazine for 24 years, a contributing editor for 10 years, with 100 articles published.


Part of the Complete Photo Guide series, this book sets out to be the ultimate reference for artistic painting. It explores all media so that you can experiment with different paints. The different techniques are photographed in step by step guides. As well as the tips, there's also a gallery for more inspiration. Very useful for the beginner or those who are not familiar with all the different painting media.

No comments: