The Elements Of Landscape Oil Painting

Autor: Suzanne Brooker
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0804137560
File Size: 18,70 MB
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A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life. Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists. In The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water. Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

Portrait Painting Atelier

Autor: Suzanne Brooker
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823008355
File Size: 31,69 MB
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Landscape Painting

Autor: Mitchell Albala
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823008347
File Size: 29,12 MB
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Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity, and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light. Concise, practical, and inspirational, Landscape Painting focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist, such as: • Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes.• Color and Light: Explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light.• Selection and Composition: Learn to select wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala shows you the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in Landscape Painting—based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice—are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs, and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford, and Claude Monet. Based on Albala's 25 years of experience and the proven methods taught at his successful plein air workshops, this in-depth guide to all aspects of landscape painting is a must-have for anyone getting started in the genre, as well as more experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills or learn new perspectives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Oil Painter S Guide To Painting Water

Autor: S. Allyn Schaeffer
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
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File Size: 43,90 MB
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Recommends techniques for creating vivid paintings of sea, lake, and river landscapes and discusses color, composition, and light

Lessons In Classical Painting

Autor: Juliette Aristides
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ISBN: 1607747898
File Size: 32,22 MB
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A companion volume to"Lessons in Classical Drawing "and an atelier in book form, " Lessons in Classical Painting" breaks down the foundational skills and techniques of painting in a format that is accessible and manageable for all readers. With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, "Lessons in Classical Painting"presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 25 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, and color, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters."

Creating Impressionist Landscapes In Oil

Autor: Colley Whisson
Publisher: International Artist Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781929834105
File Size: 71,71 MB
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Nature, the most popular source of inspiration for oil painters, has the amazing ability to evoke feelings of tranquility and peace. Colley Whisson shows readers how to idealize and romanticise nature's everyday subjects using a loose, impressionist oil painting approach. He provides dynamic instructions for transforming simple images into works of art, filled with mood and color. They'll also learn how to paint impressionistic figures - the magic ingredient in romantic landscapes - and weave them into their paintings. Seven gorgeous sample galleries and step-by-step demonstrations make it easy and fun!

Painting Seascapes In Sharp Focus

Autor: Lin Seslar
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 9780891341864
File Size: 36,73 MB
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Describes useful materials, equipment, and techniques and demonstrates how to paint skies, waves, rocks, surf, birds, shells, sand, and plants

The Oil Painter S Guide To Painting Trees

Autor: S. Allyn Schaeffer
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
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File Size: 13,16 MB
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Suggests techniques for using oil paint to capture the beauty of various types of trees and discusses color, texture, and composition

Oil Painting Essentials

Autor: Gregg Kreutz
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0804185441
File Size: 54,15 MB
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An essential guide to the oil painting techniques that will allow artists to master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors. Many painters limit themselves to one type of subject matter, but in Oil Painting Essentials, artist and art instructor Gregg Kreutz shows how a multi-genre approach can dramatically improve your painting skills. Arranged by category, each chapter covers both the essentials specific to that subject matter and those that apply to all genres. Through step-by-step lessons and examples from his own oil paintings, Kreutz shows how you can strengthen your skillset for one genre by painting in another. This comprehensive exploration of the conceptual and practical issues behind oil painting provides all of the tools and encouragement you need to successfully take on any type of oil painting. From the Trade Paperback edition.