Artist's Materials : A comprehensive guide to the range of materials used by artists today. It explains their practical and aesthetic possibilities while also illustrating their relevant techniques. Taking a uniquely visual approach, the book not only discusses each medium, but demonstrates its use through classic paintings, new commissions and a stunning gallery of photographs, sketches and scribbles. The book includes expert tips from professional artists, a glossary of essential terms, and annotated scrapbooks to reveal each medium at work. Covering everything from canvas and brushes to acrylics and oils, it is an invaluable reference work for professional and amateur artists alike.