Painting En Plein Air: Teaching - Techniques, Tactics, Tipsby Ev Hales
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An inspiring, practical book that encourages you to “Have A Go” and capture, in paint, any scene you see outdoors. Practical painting strategies and tactics simplify a range of subjects - from simple to complex. Watercolour is used because it is the most easily transportable, outdoor painting medium. From a watercolour pencil and water filled brush to a full painting kit discover ways to capture the essence of the day. How to maximise the use of different kinds of paper for certain subjects. Watercolour can be carried anywhere at home or overseas without fuss and wet paintings are not a problem.
Ev Hales, a talented artist and skilled tutor, takes you on a journey through a variety of subjects and painting challenges as she demonstrates ways of thinking to approach your subject. She takes some of the mystery out of the whole process and empowers you to try things you might not attempt. Understanding the bonuses and limitations that you encounter when painting en plein air helps to keep realistic goals.
The ability to extract an image from the magic of an outdoor moment is the motivation for working en plein air. Fresh ideas come from being on site because the weather is always changing and something always happens when you sit for hours in one place. If time is limited other strategies for ways of thinking and working are needed. Learning how to take the immediacy of the outdoors into the studio is an absolute bonus. This ensures that the out door experience lives on in the studio space where more complex and larger works are possible.
A wide variety of subjects are explored with simplified approaches to give maximum impact with minimal work. Figurative, landscape, urban, water, skies, boats, buildings and floral paintings are illustrated and discussed in this ebook. With over 100 images you see a visual smorgasbord along side clear descriptions - allowing you to absorb information in your own time. Most important is the thinking behind these fascinating images. You are shown what has been done and more importantly, why it was done at that point in the painting process.
Ev Hales believes that nature is the best teacher of all and following the exercises in this edition will give you the confidence to join the exciting en plein air classroom.
This is the first in a series of 10 ebooks “Painting With Ev Hales.”
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