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How I paint : secrets of a Sunday painter
Buechner, Thomas S.
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Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Reading Level:
1100 Lexile.
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ND237.B8827 A4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Painter/museum director Thomas S. Buechner combines clear how-to instruction with striking insights to help us look at pictures in a wholly new way. Subsidiary rights: Selected by North Light Book Club.

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Library Journal Review

At age 73, Buechner looked at the rest of his life and decided that it was time to be tidying up my thoughts on painting. From this modest premise, he has written a thoughtful, very personal work on oil painting. His chapters on tools, composition, and the painting of portraits, still lifes, etc., are well done. It is his meditations on topics like Knowing, Seeing, Wanting and Reality and Imagination, that give this book depth. The author!s years as director of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Corning Museum of Glass and his decades of teaching painting lend a authority to his sensitive words. Highly recommended; for a comparable volume on watercolor, see John Yardley!s Watercolor: A Personal View (LJ 7/97). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 8
Why I Paintp. 10
What to Paintp. 13
How I Paintp. 31
Paintingp. 65
Delivering Paintp. 93
Finishingp. 109
Appendixp. 114
Bibliographyp. 115
Glossaryp. 118
List of Illustrationsp. 120
Indexp. 126