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Drawing And Painting On Location

Author : Kevin Scully
ISBN : 9781785002410
Genre : Art
File Size : 57.17 MB
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Working en plein-air is a French term that means literally 'in the open air' and, although artists have been doing just that for centuries, the concept is experiencing a resurgence today. Sketchers and painters alike are leaving their studios and heading out into the open air. This book encourages you to join them. Full of in-depth advice and practical instruction, it explains how to make the most of painting outside and how to capture the very essence of a scene with a far greater authenticity than can be achieved when working from a second-hand image. It covers an array of mediums including pencils, pastels, pens, watercolours, oils and acrylics and advises on the best materials and accessories, from sketchbooks to easels. Also suggests suitable locations and subject matter including landscapes, seascapes and people, explaining the importance of good composition, colour harmony, tonal values and perspective. It further encourages the exploration of new ideas by examining other artists' work, and the development of personal style. Beautifully illustrated with 213 colour images.
Category: Art

Painting Missouri

Author : Billyo O'Donnell
ISBN : 9780826217561
Genre : Art
File Size : 46.98 MB
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Paintings and essays are combined to create this evocative collection of scenes and seasons that captures the rich diversity of each of Missouri's one hundred and fourteen counties.
Category: Art

Watercolor Painting Step By Step

Author : Wendon Blake
ISBN : 0486409481
Genre : Art
File Size : 55.59 MB
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Well-illustrated guide, by noted painter and teacher, uses stop-motion sequences of works in progress. Other topics: modeling in color; painting a variety of landscapes; more. 90 color and black-and-white illustrations, 8 halftones.
Category: Art

Great American Artists For Kids

Author : MaryAnn F. Kohl
ISBN : 9780935607260
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 30.18 MB
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75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

One Painting A Day

Author : Timothy Callaghan
ISBN : 9781592538300
Genre : Art
File Size : 54.62 MB
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One Painting A Day offers you an inspiring six-week course exploring the timeless traditions of observational painting through daily experience and routine. This motivational guide is broken up into three parts to focus on the three major traditions of observational painting: still life, landscape, and portraiture. Each of the 42 daily exercises launches a small, immediate, and responsive painting based on a theme drawn from your daily experience. You will find suggestions on technique, approach, and materials for each day, while the “weekly lessons” explore a format or a rhythm for creating content, inspiring you to make the ordinary extraordinary as you create from every day experience. This beautiful collection of contemporary paintings serves as a workbook of ideas for aspiring artists, art students, professional designers, and art lovers alike.
Category: Art

The Keeper Of Time

Author : Len Slesick
ISBN : 9781434382122
Genre : Art
File Size : 67.43 MB
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Category: Art

The Luminous Brush

Author : Altoon Sultan
ISBN : 0823028887
Genre : Art
File Size : 35.86 MB
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This guide examines the use of egg tempera to achieve luminous effects in painting. Complete with step-by-step photographs, the book illustrates all stages of preparation, development and completing of paintings and discusses issues of light, colour and form.
Category: Art

En Plein Air Watercolor

Author : Ron Stocke
ISBN : 9781633226166
Genre : Art
File Size : 80.61 MB
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For artists looking to grow beyond the studio, En Plein Air: Watercolor is the definitive resource for experiencing the rewards and invigoration of watercolor painting on location. En Plein Air: Watercolor introduces beginning artists and fine-art enthusiasts to the core concepts of painting on location. This guide will have you fully prepared for a day of painting outdoors. Inside, you'll find a comprehensive list of what to pack to maximize your time, learn how to choose a subject and interpret it for a composition, discover how to deal with the challenges of shadows and shifting natural light, and hone your watercolor techniques. The collection of step-by-step projects will help you gain new artistic skills as you create unique, dynamic artwork outside the studio. Perfect for artists looking to break outside the norm, En Plein Air: Watercolor is your complete guide to experiencing the unique rewards of painting on location with the invigorating medium of watercolor.
Category: Art

Discovering Germany

Author : Maureen Mahan Copelof
ISBN : 9781469150000
Genre : Travel
File Size : 44.75 MB
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Maureen Mahan Copelof and her husband, Sylvan, fell in love with Germany while stationed there with the US military. Refusing to let the adventure end with their military tour, they embarked on a journey to purchase a home in a small German town on the Neckar River, well outside the usual haunts of American tourists. Here they share their discoveries of unexpected treasures with the people they got to know; the beer, wine and food that they experienced; and the history, art, castles and fables that came alive for them.
Category: Travel

Painting Landscapes

Author : Kevin Scully
ISBN : 9781785003844
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 40.30 MB
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The landscape is probably the most popular theme for artists, and this book takes you through the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary for painting the natural world. It presents a vast range of practical information and advice for both beginners and more experienced painters; it will help them develop their knowledge and skill in painting the landscape both in the studio and also when working en plein-air. From initial planning through to finished paintings, you will be shown how to tackle this vast and exciting subject. The book explains the preparation process essential for establishing good composition, advises on materials and equipment, from sketchbooks and paints to easels and covers the crucial elements of tonal values, colour, shape and perspective. It also demonstrates a variety of techniques for oil and acrylic painting and includes the work of several established contemporary landscape artists. Finally, it suggests ways of encouraging self-motivation and inspiration. Superbly illustrated with 165 colour paintings.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies