Re: Book by J.Sheppard "How to paint like old masters"
I have that book. Though I am not sure if his techniques really fit each of the masters he tries to emulate, I think it is a great book on portrait painting in general. I guess if you want to really know how certain old masters painted and the materials they used, there might be better sources, scientific papers by conservators for example. Also many new scientific studies have done since the book came out.
But if you want to see several approaches how to get done a portrait, this is a very good book. It is not that expensive and in my opinion you get a lot for your money. I see it more as a general instructional book on portrait painting in Oils than a down to the detail explanation of each masters technique. I would recommend it for painters interested in portrait painting in general.
Last edited by dustonpaper : 08-09-2011 at 04:53 PM.