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 How to Design Your Own Painting Projects Created in response to overwhelming requests from our focus groups and surveys, this book shows decorative painters and artists how transform their own design ideas into dynamic compositions in seven easy steps.

It details the core components that comprise solid design, and provides comprehensive instruction on:

-Ideas and inspiration -Finding and using reference material -Choosing a surface -Composition -Making an accurate drawing -Developing a color scheme -Backgrounds and painting techniques

Color photos and good/bad comparisons illustrate every lesson. Final chapters present three complete decorative painting projects, featuring subjects and surfaces favored by decorative painters, including flowers, leaves and borders.

  Date Published 3/1/2003

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Rated By: Frannie
From: California
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Comments: Much More than an "How to Book"
Michelle Temares' "How to Design your Own Painting Projects" is truly a wonderful book from the beginning to the end. When I ordered the book, I really didn't know what to expect, since it's the first of its kind on the market. Beginning and advance artists/designers will come away with new ideas and inspiration for their own artwork.

Michelle Temares helps the artist/designer to see "What is Good Design", "Composition", and provides inspiration for "Developing a Color Scheme". Before I purchased this book, I would of never thought about using Graph Vellum (Chapter 1, Design Supplies) for designing and now that's all I use to create my own artwork.

I give this book a "5" star rating and everyone that purchases this book will learn something new. Michelle Temares has proven that anyone can be an artist/designer through this remarkable written book.