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
Size: 74.59 MB
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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.”

Painting Atmospheric Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9781849940122
Size: 54.90 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.

Free Expression In Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9780713490435
Size: 13.58 MB
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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
Size: 33.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Acrylicworks 4

Author: Jamie Markle
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440347050
Size: 14.22 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

The Acrylics Book

Author: Barclay Sheaks
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823000623
Size: 77.27 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.

Dramatic Light

Author: Patrick Howe
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581806588
Size: 51.73 MB
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Dramatic Light from the Author: Patrick Howe. With two popular mediums and a favorite topic, Dramatic Light is sure to become a staple on every artist's bookshelf. This guide shows painters how to capture the elusive quality of light and make their work glow from within. Highlights include: *Instruction in both watercolor and oils*23 step-by-step demonstrations on seeing and painting light*An in-depth look at basic light principles: transparency, translucency, luminosity and reflections*Gorgeous transparent and translucent subjects such as glass jars, sheer curtains, stained-glass windows and waterArtists at every level will come away with a better understanding of light--and more dramatic paintings!

Atmospheric Landscapes In Acrylics

Author: Fraser Scarfe
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782212836
Size: 20.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Atmospheric Landscapes In Acrylics from the Author: Fraser Scarfe. Award-winning artist Fraser Scarfe's landscapes are firmly rooted in realism; stripped of imagined and inflated concepts of light and nature; and instead bursting with the unsentimental atmosphere and drama of reality. This book will help you learn to see with fresh eyes the landscape around you, and reveal that beauty in your own landscape work. This book is a full and practical guide to all aspects of landscape painting, and is packed with inspiring finished artwork, advice and clear instruction from a master artist.

Capturing The Essence

Author: William T. Cooper
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 064310156X
Size: 52.33 MB
Format: PDF
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Capturing The Essence from the Author: William T. Cooper. Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches,photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!