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Painting light and shade : how to achieve precise tonal variation in your watercolors

Author: Patricia Seligman
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paintings with light have a hidden energy-an energy that captures the attention of the viewer. Painting Light and Shade shows artists how to precisely control light and shade in their paintings to achieve masterful results. Readers will learn how to observe light and shade, and will discover helpful techniques for painting light from the sky capturing highlights, painting shadows and capturing the changing nature  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Seligman
ISBN: 1581804482 9781581804485
OCLC Number: 54750573
Notes: "A Quarto Book"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Keys to painting light and shade --
Start at the Beginning --
Choosing a subject --
Editing what you see --
Composing with light and shade --
Tonal values --
Approaches to preparation --
Techniques for Light and Shade --
Painting light from the sky --
Capturing highlights --
Painting shadows --
Capturing changing light --
Themes: Exploring Light and Shade --
Transition to color --
Demonstration: Tuscan summer --
Modeling form --
Demonstration: Portrait of a young girl. Manipulating tone --
Demonstration: Barcelona Gothic quarter --
Color and light --
Demonstration: Alpine pastures --
Lost and found edges --
Demonstration: Pretty in pink --
Reflections --
Demonstration: Life is a bowl of cherries --
Demonstration: Evening anchorage --
Creating drama and atmosphere --
Demonstration: Venice by night --
Getting Technical.
Other Titles: Painting light & shade
Responsibility: Patricia Seligman.

Abstract:

Paintings with light have a hidden energy-an energy that captures the attention of the viewer. Painting Light and Shade shows artists how to precisely control light and shade in their paintings to achieve masterful results. Readers will learn how to observe light and shade, and will discover helpful techniques for painting light from the sky capturing highlights, painting shadows and capturing the changing nature through the day. Featured paintings from professional artists each accompanied by a tonal sketch, are broken down into step-by-step demonstrations that focus on relevant techniques allowing readers to learn while simultaneously creating paintings that shimmer with light.

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