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Painting Portraits of Children

By Simon Davis

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ISBN: 9781785002908
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 12/05/2017
PAGES: 96
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 134 colour illustrations

Painting a portrait of a child is one of the most complex challenges an artist will face. In this detailed and practical book, Simon Davis opens up his studio and explains his approach. As one of the country's leading portrait painters, he gives a unique insight into how to render a sympathetic portrait in oils, which avoids sentimentality and captures the essence of a child, in oils.


  • Importance of composition and balance, tonality and palette, and atmosphere
  • Advice on the complete process, from first ideas to putting down the paintbrush
  • Step-by-step examples of a range of children, including different ages, backgrounds and groups
  • Interview with fellow Royal Society of Portrait Painters artist Andrew James

RRP: £14.99

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E-Book Edition: £12.99 (incl. VAT)


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