A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the artist using oil paints.
It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours.
A beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours.
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A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional and award-winning artist, Jeremy Galton.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this A-Z reference covers a multitude of topics concerning oil painting. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as peinture a l'essence and sgraffito. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of common subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, still life, skies and water.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own oil-painting style.
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A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it.
Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected.
The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.$29.99
Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time.
This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from leading artists.
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To become a successful artist in figure drawing, it is essential to understand the inner workings of the human body. In Drawing Human Anatomy, the author breaks down the body into its component parts and examines the skeletal, muscular and articular systems, enabling the reader to create anatomically correct drawings of the human form.
Beginning with easy-to-follow notes on bone structure, movement and muscle structure, along with practical hints on life drawing, the book explores our inner mechanics through careful analyses and diagrams. These are accompanied by numerous examples of outstanding drawings, making this an invaluable resource for artists of all abilities.
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This book provides a thorough and expert guide to the subject of botanical drawing, through detailed text, examples of the authors own studies, short exercises and larger projects. Penny Brown produces traditional botanical drawings primarily rendered in pencil.
The book touches on the history of botanical drawing, the rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. From creating an initial line drawing to adding tone and then creating more complex compositions, Botanical Drawing is a detailed study of the practice for anyone wishing to explore the subject in great depth, led by an expert artist.
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