Painter's Progress: An Art School Year In Twelve Lessons - Ian Simpson with Tom Robb & Fred CumingLondon: Guild Publishing, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; From the cover: “To all leisure artists working at home, Painter’s Progress brings a complete year in your own private art school, a specially programmed series of twelve lessons with three experienced teachers of drawing and watercolour and oil painting. Anyone can be taught to draw and paint — this is the firm conviction of Ian Simpson and his colleagues, who have fifty years of teaching experience between them. Art is primarily about learning to see in a clear, direct way, and once the eye is trained, the hand will follow. Each lesson is designed to contain enough material for a month, but the comprehensive information in the text makes it simple to work at any speed. From the first hints on organizing a place to work, even in the smallest space, every project leads the artist through basic instructions in the three media, colour theory and the history of art to the wider fields of still life, interiors, landscapes, waterscapes and even figures and portraits. There are step-by-step projects for every lesson, detailed studies and carefully planned extra subjects, as well as unique guidance on how to look at paintings by great masters to give confidence and conviction to your own work. An invaluable reference section includes practical, back-up information on what to buy, specialized books to read, a glossary of art terms and museum collections to visit.”
Size: 12" x 9"
Number of Pages: 520