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On Sight-Size Portraiture - 2nd Edition - Revised and Expanded

By Nicholas Beer

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ISBN: 9781785002038
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 07/09/2016
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 152 colour photographs

In this fully revised and expanded book, Nicholas Beer examines the sight-size portrait method, in which the artist stands back at a distance to view the picture and sitter side-by-side and to scale. Nick demonstrates the technique in a series of projects that culminate in portrait painting. There are also sections on the history of sight-size, early treatises on portraiture, and the 'philosophy' of seeing. This new edition also includes a 'starts and studies' section, which looks at a series of unfinished paintings in detail to analyse the thought processes and techniques of great artists.


  • Historical overview of the technique and introduction to the traditional language of drawing and painting
  • Limited palette and the philosophy of seeing
  • Step-by-step sequence with practical instruction
  • Examples of great masters ranging from Van Dyck to Sargent

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" As a two year student of Nick Beer's, I think this pulls it all together brilliantly, and more. An absolute gem. "
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