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ALLA PRIMA II COMPANION
Richard Schmid's Materials, Tools and Techniques
By Katie Swatland
264 pages, 384 images

Written and complied by Katie Swatland, readers of Alla Prima II Companion will discover the technical details behind Richard Schmid's materials and techniques that go into the creation of his paintings - the basics involving his canvas, palette setup, brushes, solvents, photographing your work, and much more. Contained within its pages are the discoveries, experiences, and procedures that Richard has nurtured over a lifetime dedicated to the art of painting.

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ALLA PRIMA II COMPANION
Richard Schmid's Materials, Tools and Techniques
By Katie Swatland

"The more we know about how Art is created, the greater will be our appreciation and understanding of the process"- RS

For those who wish to paint as effectively as they can, a thorough understanding of materials and tools is as fundamental as the ability to draw. Without this knowledge, one can never know what is possible to achieve in their paintings. In order to provide a detailed account of Richard Schmid's materials and methods, he decided to collaborate with Katie Swatland to publish a "Companion" book to his ALLA PRIMA II: Everything I Know About Painting—and More, Expanded Edition.

ALLA PRIMA II Companion, written and complied by Katie Swatland, is a comprehensive guide to Richard Schmid’s tools and materials, never before brought together in one volume. This book not only shows the how, but explains the why—the reasoning behind Richard Schmid’s choices of canvases, brushes, solvents, mediums, and painting equipment. It completes the expansion of ALLA PRIMA II: Everything I Know About Painting—and More, by Richard Schmid and offers a full account of the technical aspects of his teachings and methods as it pertains to his materials and how they are used.