The Painter's Handbook: A Complete Reference
OverviewThis book on painting materials and techniques has been carefully researched and contains the most up-to-date information available. Part I covers basic equipment, supports, sizes and grounds, binders, solvents and thinners, varnishes, preservatives, and pigments. Part II discusses the available paints an artist is likely to use today, procedures for applying homemade and commercial paints, and large-scale mural techniques. Part III examines the different means for protecting works of art: varnishing and other surface protection, matting and framing, and storage and documentation of works of art. Throughout the book are specific safety cautions, detailed reference tables, and boxed "recipes" for making homemade art materials. This book was originally published in 1987 by Harper & Row. The revision provides up-to-the-minute advances in art materials and techniques as well as the most current knowledge available on health hazards in the art environment.