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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Techniques / Painting
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Painting with Ev Hales
  • Series Number:7
  • Pages:220
  • eBook ISBN:9780987114174

Figures Add Focus

Brushwork Matters

by Ev Hales

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I guarantee this book will have you itching to get the brushes out and add figures to your next painting. Beginning with life drawing, this ebook takes you on a journey that dispels the fear of how to add figures to any of your painting subjects. Issues relating to using a figure for scale or focus, inserting a single person or group in a painting are all part of the narrative element that painting people allows an artist to explore. Developing brush techniques and using these as part of your personal style is a key component in this discussion. The strategies and tips will empower you to explore this subject fully. From portraits to figures in the landscape, at work, in daily life, plus people as the vehicle for social comment, are all included in this beautifully illustrated volume. Published as a bumper issue with over 200 images this ebook will inspire the viewer and open a whole new world of painting possibilities. Watercolour, drawing, on-glaze, oil, acrylic, pen and wash as well as monotypes are among the media seen in this smorgasbord of intriguing imagery. The scope in this book is vast. “Figures Add Focus” Volume 7 of the “Painting with Ev Hales Series adds a new awareness of this artist’s ability as a painter and teacher. The practical and clearly enunciated strategic thinking is breathtaking in its simplicity.


Including a person in an image adds a fascinating dimension to a painting because the viewer instantly relates to that figure and what it is doing. This interaction can be positive or negative. The artist uses this relationship to engage the viewer. This painting instruction ebook explores the potential of this subject for the artist whether they are working in watercolour, oils, acrylics, drawing or printmaking. Reading this book will inspire you with the potential this subject offers as well as offering strategies that will assist you to explore your own figurative works. "Figures Add Focus" is an ebook that all artists will want to own.

About the author

Ev Hales trained as a secondary art teacher and still holds teaching as an important aspect of her life as an artist. Keenly sought as a tutor/mentor Ev Hales has been an important part of hundreds of artist’s lives as they developed their artistic voice. She teaches painting on location and holds workshops all over the world. A multi award winning artist with a consistent exhibiting record that spans more than twenty five years. She is also an author and is currently collating her painting teaching experience into a series of instructional ebooks. A visit to her website www.evhales shows the breadth of her vision and her passion for interpreting her daily life.