Artist Daily publishes free eBook on Portrait Painting Techniques

Loveland, Colo.: Artist Daily offers free eBook dedicated to the art of portrait painting with 38 expert portrait painting techniques for watercolor portraits and oil portraits.
Dec. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- The free eBook can be downloaded online:

This free eBook from Artist Daily offers tips and techniques to master the art of painting portraits. From the positioning of the figure to the details of the background, the easy-to-follow techniques provide the discipline and focus that the difficult art of portraiture demands.  Life-like portrait paintings are possible with the help of this free portrait painting techniques eBook. From the empty canvas to the completed masterpiece, this downloadable guide of watercolor portrait and oil portrait instruction is perfect for the aspiring portrait artist, whether beginner or experienced. Expert portrait painters, Janet Rogers and John Howard Sanden provide techniques for portraiture:

-   How to pose and lighten the subject
-   How to paint an accurate and satisfying painted portrait
-   Tips for both watercolor portrait paintings and oil portrait paintings

Although Rogers' techniques are not so easy to master, her demonstrations make it clear she can teach almost anyone to improve their skills in watercolor portrait painting. She emphasizes the need to practice, to start over when things fail, and to develop strong drawing skills. She connects with students by confessing that she shares the same need to constantly remind herself about the important steps that must be taken when painting portraits.

Sanden’s career as a portrait artist has spanned three decades. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost teachers of professional portrait painting methods, he is the founder of The Portrait Institute, in New York City, and he has toured the nation teaching his ideas and portrait techniques to thousands of artists. He has been commissioned to paint more than 500 public officials, business leaders, and private individuals, and he is represented by several major portrait brokers. In 1994, The American Society of Portrait Artists presented Sanden with their first John Singer Sargent Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

These accomplished portrait artists share what has worked throughout their art careers in this free portrait painting eBook.

The free eBook can be downloaded online:
Source: Artist Daily,

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