For beginning artists, especially those who are completely new to painting; those who have had negative experiences or are otherwise apprehensive about getting started; and experienced artists who need to fill in information missed in their own learn-to-paint experiences.
PAINTING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND UTTER BEGINNER uses a positive, accepting tone that teaches "how to find what works" as a practical skill. The goals set by each chapter are within the reach of the beginner, and satisfy and encourage readers by enabling them to paint a reasonable likeness of an object and give it the appearance of spatial depth. The book seeks to re-create a classroom setting by featuring artwork by and commentary and tips from adult students who have worked on the same material. It is the followup to Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, which takes the same unique approach.