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Painting Still Life in Gouache

By Kevin Scully

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ISBN: 9781847979773
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 28/05/2015
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 186 colour images

Gouache is an exciting, forgiving and versatile fine art medium. It has a long history going back many centuries, but for some time it has been seen as a medium for illustrators and designers. It has now been rediscovered by the fine artist. In this beautiful book, Kevin Scully champions its cause and explores its attributes. He explains how it can be used to exciting and stunning effect when painting still life.


  • Explains how to understand and use colour effectively with sections on paint, colour, tone, light and shadow
  • Advises on composition and emphasizes the importance of drawing
  • Covers painting flowers, objects and backgrounds
  • Demonstrates both traditional and contemporary approaches with step-by-step examples
  • Suggests ways to develop your painting and experiment with different styles, exciting compositions and new techniques

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" Gouache is often ignored by the instructional book market. This comprehensive volume sets right a lot of omissions, being a guide to the practice and practicalities of working with gouache, as well as a survey of the kind of work that it can produce. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Artist

" Kevin Scully discusses two subjects that don't get a lot of coverage - still life as a subject and gouache as a medium. he does so thoughtfully and in considerable detail so that, if this is a combination you want, you'll probably find this is the only book you'll ever need. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Art Book Reviews

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