There are many great wood grain how to books…
from all over the world. The problem is that most of them aren’t very effective home learning tools.
Because wood grain how to books are often written in French or Italian and then translated into English, a lot of crucial detail tends to get lost.
There are some older books in English created by masters from the golden age of decoration (late 1800’s), but they’re rare, out of print and refer to materials (paint, varnish…) that are no longer produced and are now known to be toxic.
Also, the photo’s that accompany these lessons tend to be too small, are often glared or otherwise poorly shot and fail to show crucial details of the process.
So while the paint examples in these books might be world class, painted by top-notch artists, the books leave much to be desired and often lead to frustration.
One of my goals in creating Perfect Wood Grain, was to make sure every PRINCIPLE (as well as technique) can be easily duplicated by anyone reading it.
By learning the principles of my system you’ll be able to duplicate any wood you choose, not just the examples I provide.
To learn how to SEE better as an artist.
Thanks for reading and happy graining.
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