Author: Hazel Soan
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Release Date: 2018-10-26
Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan presents a concise and approachable guide to colour in painting. Whether you are using watercolour, oils or acrylic, Learn Colour In Painting Quickly demonstrates how to make the most of colour in your painting. The book is filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, and written in an accessible way for all artists to learn about colour. The book begins with the Basics of Colour: what it is, how pigments are made and our emotional responses to colour, it then moves on to The Colours in the Palette: properties of different colours, transparent and opaque colours and granulating and sedimentary colours. Next comes Warm and Cool Colours: how colours are classified and how to use temperature bias. The Interaction of Colours looks at which colours work best together and how to use a colour wheel. In The Mixing of Colours, Hazel explains the differences between mixing on palette and paper and how to blend by eye, as well as primary and secondary colours and layering. The Effect of Light and Shade on Colour looks at how depth and form are created by tone. Finally, Hazel looks at suggested colour palettes and winning colour combinations. Illustrated with Hazel’s magnificent, colourful paintings, and with exercises and expert guidance throughout, this book is the perfect way to master colour in your painting.
A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.
A practical book with simple excercises showing the basics of drawing. Learning to draw is quicker and easier than you might think. This practical and concise book contains simple exercises and techniques to encourage you to start drawing, whether you want to be able to create a sketch, a visual diary of your holiday, or draw for sheer creative pleasure. Sharon Finmark covers the basics of drawing, sharing advice on texture, pattern and form. She shows how to achieve light and shade, solidity of form and how to add simple perspective to your compositions. There is an introduction to working with different drawing media including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, coloured pencils and watercolour. Subjects covered are still life, flowers and plants, landscapes, interiors and people. By the end of this little book you should be able to draw with confidence and have fun with it!
Author: Philip Tyler
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2017-10-27
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Capturing the landscape on paper requires the artist to look - to look deep into the distance and deep into the soul. This practical book celebrates the genre of landscape painting - the wonder of discovering the extraordinary in the everyday scene. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the materials, techniques and approaches needed to paint the landscape, and offers advice on how to portray space, light, atmosphere and different weather conditions. Supported by the words and images of other notable artists, he explains how to transfer one's emotional response to the landscape onto paper or canvas. There are exercises to support the 50 lessons in the book and over 300 colour images illustrate the text.
Author: Susie Hodge
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Release Date: 2019-05-28
The tradition of painting is extraordinarily rich in imagination, invention, and skill and long after its advent, it still lies at the heart of art practice, inspiring generations of artists and enthusiasts alike. This book examines 100 of the most fascinating of such paintings by the world’s greatest artists: the way they were made, what they do well, and how and what we can learn from them. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to convey movement like Degas, apply acrylic like Twombly, and command colour like Matisse. The book explores the act of vision in each artwork, describing how the images were created and including practical tips and advice, allowing you to weave some of this magic into your own work. The paintings are organized into chapters which cover the important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy, and abstraction. Selected masterpieces serve as perfect examples of a particular quality in painting; light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour, and composition are all covered in detail. Perfect for students as well as professional painters, and with a broad historical and global reach, this book is an indispensable introduction to the rich history and practice of painting.
With more than 3 million fans, TheDadLab has quickly become an online sensation by creating a solution for parents when they hear the dreaded 'I'm bored' complaint, and now, for the first time, Sergei Urban has transferred his most popular experiments to print in this beautifully illustrated and mind-blowing book! Using everyday ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboard, Sergei shows experiments that are not only fun for children, but fun for adults too! With 40 wonderful activities, including 15-never-before-posted, TheDadLab includes additional information not found on his online posts: each activity will feature a detailed explanation simplifying the information that stems from the fields of Science, Technology, engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for a parent to help explain their curious child and answer the questions 'how' and 'why.'
A fun and accessible guide to painting flowers in watercolour with step-by-step exercises. World-renowned artist Trevor Waugh reveals the secrets of painting flowers in watercolour in this fun, easy-to-follow book. Focusing on the techniques that matter the most, you'll be able to start producing better flower paintings in the space of an afternoon. The book includes expert guidance on all aspects of flower painting in watercolour, including the basic shapes and how to combine them, how to design the perfect composition and how to create subtle and evocative effects. The author shares tips on how to use colour to create realistic-looking flowers and foliage, his go-to basic palette and details on how to create beautiful, nuanced colour mixes. There is also a section on how to achieve real artistry in your work, using hard and soft edges, clever observation and different angles to perfect your work. Armed with this beautiful book, packed with breathtaking inspirational paintings and a selection of helpful step-by-step demonstration sequences, you'll become an expert flower painting in no time at all.
Author: Trevor Lamb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1995-03-16
Although we experience colour all the time, do we really understand colour? Three hundred years ago Isaac Newton showed that white light is composed of all the colours of the spectrum yet does this provide us with insight into our own personal experience of colour sensation? To answer such questions on the nature of colour this volume gathers the combined knowledge of physics, biology, history and art. It provides an exciting exploration of colour, from the diverse perspectives of experts in eight different fields of study. Their essays take us on a journey both through the sciences and the world of fine art, and they combine to give a full and rewarding view of colour.
Author: Mary Acton
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1997
An accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings, and prints, this book shows how to learn to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are, and how they relate to each other. Illustrated with over 90 images, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and Rothko.
Author: Soraya French
Release Date: 2018-10-04
A fun and accessible guide to acrylics, featuring step-by-step exercises and advice on technique to help your paintings flourish. Leading painter, teacher and writer Soraya French has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time – in just one afternoon you can start acrylic painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and painting with today's acrylics paints has never been easier or more accessible. Acrylics are becoming increasingly popular, especially for beginners because of their versatility and strength of colour. Acrylics can be used thickly like oils, but they dry much more quickly, or they can be watered down to look like watercolour. The author, known for her own vibrant and colourful acrylic paintings, covers equipment and the best colours to buy and shows the different ways of using acrylic to create a range of effects with simple instruction and easy-to-follow exercises. She shows how to use acrylics to paint a range of subjects: flowers and trees, landscapes, cityscapes and people.
Trainee and beginning teachers often find it hard to plan for and teach good art lessons as there is little guidance on subject knowledge and outstanding practice. This key text will provide primary trainee teachers with subject knowledge, expert advice and guidance along with practical solutions that are necessary to offer children the best possible experiences in art, craft and design, to ensure that they have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Through guidance and support it will enable them to develop an understanding of the principles and values that underpin high standards and high expectations, and show good progress in the subject.
Author: Diane Edison
Publisher: Laurence King
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Color in art
Edison gets you using the full-range of colours on the palette right away. Starting with a detailed discussion of the colour wheel and continuing with a broad exploration of design principles, the author then goes on to demonstrate painting techniques using oils and arcylics.