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The art of portraiture approached its apex during the sixteenth century in Europe with the discovery of oil painting when the old masters developed and refined techniques that remain unsurpassed to this day. The ascendance of nonrepresentational art in the middle of the twentieth century displaced these venerable skills, especially in academic art circles. Fortunately for aspiring artists today who wish to learn the methods that allowed the Old Masters to achieve the luminous color and subtle tonalities so characteristic of their work, this knowledge has been preserved in hundreds of small traditional painting ateliers that persevered in the old ways in this country and throughout the world.

Coming out of this dedicated movement, Portrait Painting Atelier is an essential resource for an art community still recovering from a time when solid instruction in art technique was unavailable in our schools. Of particular value here is a demonstration of the Old Masters’ technique of layering paint over a toned-ground surface, a process that builds from the transparent dark areas to the more densely painted lights. This method unifies the entire painting, creating a beautiful glow that illuminates skin tones and softly blends all the color tones. Readers will also find valuable instruction in paint mediums from classic oil-based to alkyd-based, the interactive principles of composition and photograph-based composition, and the anatomy of the human face and the key relationships among its features.

Richly illustrated with the work of preeminent masters such as Millet, Géricault, and van Gogh, as well as some of today’s leading portrait artists—and featuring seven detailed step-by-step portrait demonstrations— Portrait Painting Atelier is the first book in many years to so comprehensively cover the concepts and techniques of traditional portraiture.

About the Author

SUZANNE BROOKER received her BFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1979, attended by invitation the Whitney Museum Independent Study program in New York, and pursued her drawing and painting studies at the School of Visual Arts. Brooker has taught drawing and painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington since1999.

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Mostly on how to do oil, and maybe a little bit on portrait
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2019
I''m pretty disappointed about this book, or may be I had too high expectation. This is about how to do oil painting, how to mix color, do under painting, glaze, etc. But there is very little about how to painting portrait. In particular, I feel the most difficult thing of... See more
I''m pretty disappointed about this book, or may be I had too high expectation. This is about how to do oil painting, how to mix color, do under painting, glaze, etc. But there is very little about how to painting portrait. In particular, I feel the most difficult thing of painting a portrait is how to observe the 3D forms, the relationship between components, ratio / angles, etc. And this book talks very little about it if any. Maybe the content IS the most important part of old master''s painting techniques, then this might be a good book. but please be aware of what you are looking for before buying it.
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Emily S.
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Ehhhh
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2016
I was very excited to get this book, and spent a great deal of time going through it. However, it does not get as much use as I had hoped for. I believe a few reviewers mentioned this problem, but most of the painting tutorials in the book seem to be the same technique... See more
I was very excited to get this book, and spent a great deal of time going through it. However, it does not get as much use as I had hoped for. I believe a few reviewers mentioned this problem, but most of the painting tutorials in the book seem to be the same technique applied to different portraits. To be completely honest, I was hoping to learn some glazing techniques that could produce a vibrant image similar to the cover, but instead was left with several tutorials on how to create grayish looking portraits. I would have liked to seen more variety, perhaps even instruction from multiple artists. It''s a good book, just not a comprehensive manual on portrait painting.
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Joseph Goldstein
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Very comprehensive! Easy to follow!
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2018
The book explained color values, and combinations of compatible colors for the best skin and shadow tone results. How to layout the most effective pallet for specific portrait subjects, as well as examples of alternate painting techniques. An easy to follow tutorial... See more
The book explained color values, and combinations of compatible colors for the best skin and shadow tone results. How to layout the most effective pallet for specific portrait subjects, as well as examples of alternate painting techniques.
An easy to follow tutorial for the non experienced and the more advanced oil painter. I refer to it regularly when starting a
new painting.
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It''s a wonderful book for careful learning!
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2017
Portrait Painting Atelier is a wonderful and thorough book! I kept passing it up in my searches for figure painting books, and finally made the purchase. And I''m so glad I did. I don''t paint in the style of the Old Masters, but the material presented made me feel like I... See more
Portrait Painting Atelier is a wonderful and thorough book! I kept passing it up in my searches for figure painting books, and finally made the purchase. And I''m so glad I did. I don''t paint in the style of the Old Masters, but the material presented made me feel like I was being ushered into a school of thoughtful learning and approaches that I had not learned in other figure classes. It''s not a book you rush through and all the chapters-such as glazing - don''t interest me right now. It''s a book I''ll refer to over and over.
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Overrated?
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2019
Have to think this is an overrated, over-marketed publication. If you like to talk instead of look to learn, then perhaps these slightly better than average writings are the thing for you. Looks great on the shelf and can certainly impress on the coffee table.
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Wonderful, full of great info
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2021
This book has wonderful descriptions of how to paint like the Masters. I have learned so much and I''m only about a third of the way through. So many full high-definition pictures that it would be worth the price just for the pictures of art. But even if there were no... See more
This book has wonderful descriptions of how to paint like the Masters. I have learned so much and I''m only about a third of the way through. So many full high-definition pictures that it would be worth the price just for the pictures of art. But even if there were no pictures it would still be worth the price and then some. I think this book is worth an entire semester of arts school there is so much to learn I''m so much this book will teach and easy to understand and yet with in depth descriptions of why something works and how to retrieve it on a canvas. There''s a whole chapter on how to prepare a canvas directly how to build one''s own canvas. Then it launches into wonderful explanations of how to achieve the type of realism and clarity and oil paints.

This book is truly exceptional I was surprised way better than I expected.
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skylark
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Excellent lessons and reference
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2016
Wonderful book for any level painter.. so much packed in every page.... Highly recommend for those who have some background and knowledge of color and want more insight into the whys and hows of becoming a better painter....
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B.Washburn
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Great book to inspire portrait artists
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Really good examples of ciarro -scurro technique and more. MUCH more! And inspiring too. Includes examples of work by an old teacher of mine, Domenic Cretara, among others, and very informative.
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TwirlyPaws
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2019
Sorry not to be able to be more positive about this book but it just seemed to me to be well below the standard expected. I felt I should have listened to the other reviewers who were not over-enthusiastic but decided to give it a chance. The work inside is nowhere like as...See more
Sorry not to be able to be more positive about this book but it just seemed to me to be well below the standard expected. I felt I should have listened to the other reviewers who were not over-enthusiastic but decided to give it a chance. The work inside is nowhere like as good as the picture on the cover. Decision taken to return this one.
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C. B. Drake
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Superb Book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2020
I''ve been painting for nigh on 40 years or more and this book is one of the best I''ve ever read. Lots of excellent tips and techniques to help you improve your work. Highly recommended to both beginners and more experienced artists.
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P M
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Superb book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2018
Absolutely superb book. Ignore the negative comments. This is full of excellent information and despite what others have said it’s very easy to follow and well worth the money.
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Fascinating read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2017
Fascinating read on the way the master''s carried out their works. It examples that you can work through with clear instructions based on the old master''s methods of underpainting techniques. Excellent value for money for anyone working on portraits in oils.
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A worthwhile manual
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2019
Illustrations in colour, analysis of paintings, lessons in texture, line and shadow. In fact, a good guide to anyone, even those of us who are already painting.
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