On Sight-Size Portraiture

Nicholas Beer
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.
On Sight-Size Portraiture by Nicholas Beer
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About the author

Nick Beer runs courses in painting and drawing at the Sarum Studio in Salisbury. He has exhibited widely and has undertaken portrait commissions throughout Europe and America.

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