This is a collection of the work of 18 accomplished portrait and figure artists, was designed to help artists discover and refine their own personal styles. The painting techniques of a number of mediums and methods are explored in depth, including painterly watercolours, lush traditional oils, abstracted images, colourful impressionistic works, and stylized works in acrylic. The book is an integration of the three most important aspects of painting the figure – technique, likeness, and a point of view – and the artwork in each section has been selected to spark the creative imagination. Participating artists include: Patti Cramer, Deborah Curtiss, Deborah Deichler, Joseph Jeffers Dodge, Ed Friedman, Stephen Gjertson, Lucy Glick, Pauline Howard, Bill James, Carole Katchen, Milt Kobayashi, Linda Obermoeller, Alex Powers, Constance Flavell Pratt, Scott Prior, Wade Reynolds, Will Wilson and Stephen Scott Young.
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill (August 1, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823036200
- ISBN-13: 978-0823036202
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds