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The Encyclopedia of Watercolor Landscapes.

The Encyclopedia of Watercolor Landscapes. Hazel Soan. New York, NY." Sterling Publishing Company (800-367-9692), 2003. Illus., softcover, 176 pp., $14.95.

The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques. Jeremy Galton. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company (800-367-9692), 2002. Illus. softcover, 176 pp., $14.95.

The common subtitle for each of these books, A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques, aptly describes the concepts behind each publication. While there are slight variations in format and approach because of different authors, there is a consistent, lively, and informative organization to be found in each book. Every page has full-color illustrations to support the text, with many reproductions of paintings by professional artists as examples of the theme or technique being discussed. Each book also presents numerous step-by-step demonstrations to clarify the subject matter.
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Title Annotation:The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques
Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 2004
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