This book is kind of inconspicuous in that each chapter is rather short and he doesn’t go into great detail, but he covers a lot of ground with good demonstration photos.
The chapter titles are rather terse (but I have added the subcategories to show what is covered).
Once you have some of the basics down in terms of materials and tools, many of the techniques are pretty straight forward. It’s all in the ‘Doing’. Practice, practice, practice!” -RQ
by Charles Hemming
A concise 'How to Guide' to faux-finish painting techniques including: Dragging, Combing, Rag-Roll, Sponge, Marble,
Stipple, Wood-Graining, Fantasy finishes, and Trompe l’Oeil.
Step-by-step projects for decorative finishes on walls, along with technical information and methods, make this a complete guide for exploring the many possibilities of paint.
144 pages, Hardcover
Over 250 Illustrations, more than 200 in full color.
Demonstrations by Peter Farlow
1. Choosing a Color Scheme
(Color Theory, Use of Color, Off-Hues, Discordant Colors, Color effects with Glazes)
2. Tools & Materials / Trouble Shooting Guide
(Paint Types, Tinting, Equipment, General Painting Sequence)
3. Preparing the Surface
(Old Paint, New Plaster, New or Newly Stripped Wood, Varnished and Waxed Wood, Paper, Fabric, Metal, Tiles)
4. Broken Color
( Color Washing, Shading, Sponging, Stippling, Dragging and Combing, Ragging and Rag-Rolling, Spattering, Antiquing)
5. Fantasy Decoration
(Marbling: Cissing, White Sicilian, Rose, Black Serpentine, Red, Terra Verde, Blue, Floors, Tortoiseshell: Golden,, Auburn, Amber; Porphyry, Wood Graining, Glaze Graining, Bamboo)
6. Finishing Touches
(Lining, Trompe L’Oeil, Picking Out/Accenting, Stenciling, Glass Painting)
Also by Charles Hemming:
“British Painters of the Coast and Sea”
Charles Hemming's enthusiasm for writing and painting began in childhood. On leaving art school he worked as a free-lance writer and artist, exhibiting pictures in London galleries in Mayfair and the South Bank, illustrating books, painting murals and working in other decorative arts in Britain, France and Spain.
He has exhibited pictures with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and is a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.
He is the author of the award-winning history books British Painters of the Coast and Sea, British Landscape Painters, The Folding Screen, technique books Paint Finishes, the Complete Paint Book, and is a one-time author of the Bluffers' Guides.