This book features clearly written and illustrated projects demonstrating many techniques for using Jacquard's Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments. Step-by-step instructions illustrate the incredible versatility of these beautiful pigments. Techniques covered include stamping, watercolor stamping, backgrounds, fabric painting and much more.
Learn all about encaustic painting from its history to tools and techniques in this fully illustrated book. Over 25 traditional, as well as, non-traditional techniques are covered including mixing pigments, incorporating additives, layering in papers and fibers, adding foils, photos and carving, using carved stamps, various inks, glue, watercolor and more. Also contained in the book are complete projects that show you step-by-step how to combine the techniques to create a more complex finished work, and a photo gallery for additional inspiration.
In today's fast-paced world, creative people are as eager as ever to pursue their artistic passions, but many of them simply don't have enough time. A perfect remedy for over-burdened artists, the Daily Book of Art includes a year's worth of brief daily readings and lessons about the visual arts that entertain as they inform. The book rotates through ten exciting categories of discussion throughout the course of a year, giving readers a well-rounded experience in the art world. From art history and art around the world to color psychology and aesthetic philosophy, art-starved readers will encounter a broad range of inspiring subjects. The 376-page hardcover book measures 5-1/2" x 8" and features a ribbon bookmark.
This book starts at the beginning, helping new painters find what works for them while providing information on all the necessary tools, tips and techniques they will need to create a representational painting. The chapters follow a progressive sequence that teaches basic skills through practical, accessible exercises like how to handle a brush, achieve the right paint consistency, mix color and create dimension. This helps the artist build a solid foundation they can rely on as painting projects grow more challenging. A special feature of the book is the artwork and commentary of real students, which helps the beginner set realistic goals and also shows them how other artists at the same level of experience have worked through inevitable setbacks to achieve success.
Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Her innovative ideas are now collected and elaborated on in this unique volume. Carla offers a year's worth of assignments, projects, ideas and techniques that will introduce more creativity and nonsense into art and life. This book offers readers a fun way to learn and gain expertise in drawing through experimentation and play.
This reference book offers a robust index of landscape subjects that correspond to its featured color mixing swatches. Artist William F. Powell provides instruction on color mixing as it relates to landscape painting in oil and acrylic. He also discusses how color is influenced by the time of day, the angle of the sun and changing seasons.
In this book, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light. Concise, practical and inspirational, it focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist. Topics covered in the book include simplification and massing color and light and selection and composition. The artist will learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes. They will explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light. Artists will also learn to select their compositions wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala focuses on the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in this book are based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice. They are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford and Claude Monet.
This comprehensive 144-page guide assists artists in mastering encaustic painting, a beautiful yet demanding medium. Readers will learn surefire ways to achieve vibrant color and create surfaces that look as light as a wash or as densely textured as impasto. They will see how to produce effects from abstract to figurative to minimal. Finally, they will discover dozens of clear, step-by-step directions detailing how to use these various encaustic techniques in their own art. The book also includes 200 attractive full-color photographs of the author's own work, as well as stunning examples by such premier encaustic artists as Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove and Nancy Graves.