Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1st edition (June 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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I am totally in awe of this book. Not only has Jo Sonja collected exquisite photographs of folk art from all over the world, she has also provided wonderful instructions for creating each of the styles on your own--and added notes for developing your own personal style. In the next millenia, Jo Sonja will be remembered for her work as one of the great folk artists of this century.
This comprehensive overview of decorative painting includes historic American, European and Asian styles. More important to me, however, was the basic information about developing a personal technique, varieties of materials available, practical information about finishes, and more. This book should be the cornerstone of any decorative painting collection.
I have JO Sonja's books back to the 1970's. I keep ALL of her books. She has changed direction from the '70's and I love her old style of painting. However,I won't get rid of any of her books. She used to use only oils and that I loved. She now has her own line of paints usually in acrylics. This is a good book but for me I prefer her '70's line of painting.
This is a beautifully illustrated and very informative book on many different ethnic decorative painting styles. I very highly recommend it an excellent addition to the library of any decorative painter.
I really didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book, so I am thrilled to say it has surpassed every expectation. It's not only a history and background of Scandinavian and European artistry, there are designs and color schemes for painting. This is a must-have in the library of every decorative artist, especially those who specialize in Scandinavian painting or design.
Jo Sonja is a great teacher, and this book gives excellent instructions in the various style of decorative painting. I will refer to it over and over again.
Book is well received.Beautiful book.Thanks for the fast shipping.Joe Sonia is a nice picture technologyThis will help you to practice a whole lot included.
For any decorative painter this is a MUST HAVE. To learn Jo Sonja's techniques this book is a wonderful guide. If you only have one book to buy - BUY THIS ONE.
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