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Featuring visual examples of oils, watercolor, termera, charcoal, ink, pastels, collage and acrylics. The pros, cons and general characteristics of hundreds of different art supplies are detailed in this invaluable resource. From how materials are made to what they cost, artists will find quick, reliable answers to all their questions, including: which brushes and surfaces work best with various media? What's the best way to frame and conserve work? Can different media be mixed together effectively? Which varnishes are appropriate for different types of media?