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Description - The Weekend Artist by Gerard Smith

Better known as 'the guy in the art shop', Gerard Smith introduces beginning artists to the world of paint in this unpretentious, practical guide. Gerard offers creative inspiration, techniques and simple projects designed to help unleash your inner artist. You will find detailed information on the differences between paints and brushes, canvas options, colour mixing, essential items such as masking tape and palettes, street art, collage and the material you will need to hang your the finished work. Stripping away the jargon, Gerard demonstrates basic techniques and materials in a range of contemporary and very achievable projects that would be a bold addition to any home. Further tips on exhibiting, gallery operations and artist case studies complete this fun and very useful resource.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741960907
ISBN-10: 1741960908
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 190mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Publish Date: 12-May-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Gerard Smith

Gerard Smith is used to being referred to as 'the guy in the art shop' at Oxford Art Supplies in Sydney, where he works 3-4 days a week. He is a trained graphic artist and has also designed magazines and stationery.

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