In complete step-by-step demonstrations painted in oils on canvas, popular painter Dorothy Dent shows you how to create romantic country scenes in all seasons. From pastoral farmlands to breathtaking mountain vistas, woodland streams to historic old mills and coastal lighthouses, clear photos show how to achieve consistent highlights, shadows, light and dark contrast and textures for realism in landscape painting.
"Painting instructor Staiger (Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida) has been teaching a course in the fundamentals of oil painting for a number of years. This volume was developed from that course. Each of seven lessons features hands-on exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Sample topics include capturing the illusion of three dimensions, mixing colors, and creating a landscape painting. Illustrated throughout with full color examples."
"If you're interested in painting with water-soluble oils, but don't know where to start, this is the perfect book for you! With this innovative medium you can achieve the rich look of traditional oils without the hassle of working with messy, toxic solvents and pungent paints."
Presents detailed discussion of materials and tools; basic oil techniques; glazing and scumbling; and alkyds, oil sticks, and water- miscible oils. Abundantly illustrated with the author's works, many shown both in-progress and completed.
"The inventive, colorful, intricately detailed pages of this hand-painted, hand-lettered book exude the playful experimentation and imaginative spirit that are integral to creating art. Part art instruction and part art history lesson, The Joy of Art introduces the world of pigments, lines, landscapes, portraits, perspective, and much more. On each double-page spread, the authors' own original art is juxtaposed with reproductions of paintings by Rembrandt, Bosch, Michelangelo, Degas, Seurat, and Warhol, among others. Written to encourage people of all ages to pursue their creative impulses, this artists' book about how to make art -- the only book of its kind -- reveals the sheer joy of art on every enticing page."
In this practical guide to color from one of America's best known artists, color mixing is explained clearly. Oil and acrylic painters will learn how to put color theory into action. This book is a tremendous help to the artist struggling with color composition.
This news of being named an [ALA] Alex Award winner is especially sweet because I, personally, know what it means to be included into a world of free access to books, which has been my real family since the first day of the first grade, when I stepped into the bookmobile.