How to Paint Like the Old Masters

by Joseph Sheppard

* Classic painting book reveals the techniques of the Old Masters
* Packed with full-color demonstrations of 16th- and 17th-century oil painting techniques

Generations of artists have learned from How to Paint Like the Old Masters, the classic volume that explores the techniques used by the great artists of the 16th and 17th centuries. Now Watson-Guptill proudly presents the 25th Anniversary Edition. Each chapter is devoted to a different Old Master--Durer, Titian, Veronese, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Hals, Rubens, and Rembrandt--and is divided into two sections. The first part describes the artist’s techniques and discusses how artists can incorporate these methods within their own personal style. The second part is a full-color demonstration. Author Joseph Sheppard traces the artist’s working sequence, colors and mediums, surfaces and tools, as he creates a new painting. With today’s resurgence of interest in Old Master techniques, this unique, practical, and inspiring book is sure to teach countless artists exactly How to Paint Like the Old Masters.

Joseph Sheppard has been painting for more than fifty years. His work is featured in many museum and private collections, including the Butler Institute and the Baltimore Museum of Art. He lives in Baltimore.

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