Capturing Light In Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9780713490275
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Capturing Light In Acrylics from the Author: John Hammond. One of the ground-breaking books on acrylics - new in paperback. Acrylics is now a very popular medium with artists of all abilities, especially with the advent of new and better acrylic paints. 'Capturing Light in Acrylics' (HB 07134 8863 8) was and still is one of the best books on the subject. John Hammond, a highly successful practising artist, shares his experiences and knowledge of this incredibly adaptable medium and offers helpful advice, instruction and inspiration. Particular attention is paid to the skilful interpretation of light to convey the mood and atmosphere of a place. The section on Practical Considerations includes details on materials, equipment and colour mixing; Interpreting Light reveals the secrets behind light and tone, shadows, changing light and weather conditions; the Subjects and Inspiration sections cover choosing subjects, composition, working on location, landscapes, city views, boats and beaches, Mediteranean light and figures; and Developing Ideas details working with sketches, photography and studio painting. Practical explanatory text and inspirational illustrations combine to make this a valuable addition to any artist's bookshelf.

Capturing Light In Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780713488630
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Capturing Light In Acrylics from the Author: John Hammond. With this celebration of luminosity and color, artists can see how to use acrylics to catch light, capture mood, and build atmosphere. The inspiration and instructions come from John Hammond, one of the most successful painters in acrylics today. He uses more than 100 of his own paintings—some shown in various stages—to illustrate and explain the techniques and reveal the many possibilities of this flexible and increasingly popular medium. As well as presenting an overview of materials and methods specific to acrylics, Hammond addresses issues of composition, color, and texture; deals with working on location; and discusses a wide variety of themes, including “Water, Boats and Beaches,” “City Views,” “Mediterranean Light,” and “Figures in Light and Shade.”

Free Expression In Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9780713490435
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Free Expression In Acrylics from the Author: John Hammond. For acclaimed artist John Hammond, a successful painting requires more than just technique: it must evoke both individual sensibility and a strong sense of place, whether it’s the warmth of the sun on a beach or the natural glory of a flower meadow. In this stunningly illustrated guide, he takes readers on a tour of the wonderful possibilities of acrylics on canvas and reveals how to make visual magic happen. Through 100 of his own paintings, Hammond teaches artists how to find striking subjects to portray and to bring beautiful scenes to life through the use of design, color, and composition. At the end of each chapter, he provides a detailed “picture analysis” of one of his pieces that explains how the techniques he’s described come alive on canvas.

Paint Charming Seaside Scenes With Acrylics

Author: Jacqueline Penney
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1600610595
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Paint Charming Seaside Scenes With Acrylics from the Author: Jacqueline Penney. Seagulls cawing, the meeting of sky and sea, the hypnotic ebb and flow of waves breaking on the shore ... it's no wonder artists are drawn to the magic of the sea. Jacqueline Penney has lived near the water and been inspired by its many moods for over 30 years. In this book, she shares her favorite techniques and expert tricks for capturing the atmosphere and romance of the ocean in acrylics. Complete with a gallery of finished paintings that deliver waves of inspiration to water-loving artists of every skill level. -- Publisher details.

Painting Atmospheric Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9781849940122
Size: 71.23 MB
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Painting Atmospheric Acrylics from the Author: John Hammond. The new paperback version of John Hammond and Robin Capon's incredibly popular 'Free Expression in Acrylics' (97800713490435)! It is not enough to learn just the techniques but to understand how to choose the right technique to express what you feel or how to interpret what you see. It is also important to paint the right element of what you see to give real impact. Using your instinct to simplify and exaggerate, the book shows you how to have freedom of expression with a paintbrush. One of the key elements of the book is the ''picture analysis' at the end of each chapter. A single painting is dissected to highlight – in summary – all the major points made within that chapter. Richly illustrated throughout with finished paintings, close-up details and step-by-step instructions.

Painting Realistic Wildlife In Acrylic

Author: William Silvers
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1600611354
Size: 27.43 MB
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Painting Realistic Wildlife In Acrylic from the Author: William Silvers. A Master Artist Shares His Straightforward Approach for Capturing the Essence of Nature One measure of a painting's success is the emotion it elicits from its viewer; William Silvers' wildlife scenes make your pulse quicken and your breath catch as you witness some of nature's most miraculous everyday moments. The midnight prowl of a wolf...a sea lion diving into choppy surf...a pride of elephants at a watering hole in the thick, dusty air. In this book, Silvers shares his secrets for capturing the drama, the atmosphere and the very essence of wildlife. Accessible "whole painting" approach using limited materials and multiple acrylic washes 15 mini-demonstrations illustrate key acrylic techniques and how to use them to best effect 15 complete step-by-step demonstrations feature a stunning range of animals, including golden eagles, swans, wolves, foxes, giraffes, deer, elk, black bears, polar bears, alligators and various big cats Full of rich colors, a gripping sense of life and masterful advice for achieving the same, this book will help intermediate artists and advanced beginners achieve new levels of success and expression.

The Acrylics Book

Author: Barclay Sheaks
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823000623
Size: 64.22 MB
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The Acrylics Book from the Author: Barclay Sheaks. Unrivaled in scope, this encyclopedic reference on the most versatile of all painting mediums is an excellent tool to help both beginning and seasoned artists produce their best work in acrylics. With its great flexibility, acrylic paint can mimic the appearance of oils, tempera, and watercolors in unique ways, each method pictured in a separate step-by-step demonstration. The author also examines the use of acrylics with airbrush, sculptural, and printing techniques—even three-dimensional relief painting and collagraphy printing methods are included—and how several of these different creative processes can be integrated successfully in one composition with ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Inspiring examples of representational and abstract subjects are depicted throughout, and a complete survey of all the latest acrylic materials covers the best paint brands, painting mediums, supports, varnishes, brushes, knives, and palettes.

Painting Peaceful Country Landscapes

Author: Annette Dozier
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440317887
Size: 65.29 MB
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Painting Peaceful Country Landscapes from the Author: Annette Dozier. Capture the Charm and Tranquility of the Country Nothing pleases the eye and stirs the senses quite like landscape paintings. Now you can experience the joy and satisfaction of painting your own charming country scenes with this complete step-by-step guide. Inside you'll find 10 start-to-finish painting demonstrations that empower you to paint a range of realistic pastoral scenes, from dancing waterfalls and mountain pines to fragrant fields and rolling farmland. Instruction includes: Five step-by-step demonstrations in acrylic and five step-by-step demonstrations in oil with a conversion chart for using either medium successfully for any project Beginner-friendly introductory chapters that cover the basics of capturing light, value, color and texture In-depth guidance for learning how to create dynamic compositions using your own photos and references Subjects spanning a variety of seasons and country vistas Every delicate detail is clearly illustrated with hand-in photographs, so you can achieve complete success with each composition. Whether you're a seasoned painter, or you just want to try your hand at a new subject or medium, Painting Peaceful Country Landscapes is the perfect guide for you. Great painting awaits. Pick up a brush and start today!

Acrylicworks 4

Author: Jamie Markle
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440347123
Size: 46.37 MB
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Acrylicworks 4 from the Author: Jamie Markle. The best acrylic artists competition showcase! Color has the power to demand attention, quicken the heart and transport us to another place and time. The virtuosos featured in AcrylicWorks 4 have successfully employed acrylic paint to capture and use that power to magnificent effect. This brilliant collection features 127 paintings from modern-day acrylic artists. The artists themselves reveal acrylic painting ideas, tips and secrets, sharing how they play colors against each other--light and dark, bright and soft, delicate glazes and bold impasto--to make their paintings sing. They share secrets for creating mood, capturing a subject's personality and conveying the spirit of an animal in the wild. And how they approach subjects ranging from a shock of sunset sky, to the liquid ripples of antique glass, to purely abstract color play. It's the kind of collection that reminds artists why they paint and gives art lovers a real appreciation for the breathtaking possibilities of this most versatile medium. "Color is the very soul and spirit of a painting." --Diana Lee, p75

Paint People In Acrylic With Lee Hammond

Author: Lee Hammond
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781600616044
Size: 69.56 MB
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Paint People In Acrylic With Lee Hammond from the Author: Lee Hammond. Finally, a portrait drawing book that's "head-and-shoulders" above the rest! Paint People in Acrylic With Lee Hammond You are this close to buying the perfect book for first-time people painters! This fantastic book combines the easy-to-use medium of acrylic paints with beginner-friendly instruction designed to help you achieve realistic likenesses. With Lee Hammond's simple, step-by-step approach, you'll learn how to start with a basic foundation of color, then add layer after layer, gradually building towards a likeness. (Sound easy? It is!) A whopping 50 step-by-step demonstrations teach you basic techniques, how to paint individual facial features and, ultimately, how to accurately portray subjects of every age, complexion and ethnicity. Ten start-to-finish portrait demos bring it all together. Along the way, Lee shares her best tips from her 20 years of teaching experience: what colors to mix to get "skin," an easy trick for adding a hint of color to cheeks, what makes a good background, and expert advice on: Painting notoriously tricky elements, like eyes, ears, teeth, hair and clothing Capturing the look of age and the glow of youth Working from a reference photo Using the grid technique to simplify portraits and create an accurate preliminary sketch Even if you've never before painted in acrylics, this book will give you a great "head start" on the fun art of painting people!