Painting Great Pictures from Photographs

Painting Great Pictures from Photographs

by Hazel Harrison
     
 

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"As Harrison ably shows, photos can inspire, capture what won't stay still, or serve as a personal reference file...[This is] a good first choice."--Library Journal

"A very helpful resource for both artist and art educator."--School Arts

A camera can instantly capture a fleeting moment in time--that shifting quality of light, a flash of emotion

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"As Harrison ably shows, photos can inspire, capture what won't stay still, or serve as a personal reference file...[This is] a good first choice."--Library Journal

"A very helpful resource for both artist and art educator."--School Arts

A camera can instantly capture a fleeting moment in time--that shifting quality of light, a flash of emotion across a face--and preserve it for artists to paint at their leisure. Make your photographs an invaluable inspiration for great paintings with this inspirational guide. A technical discussion covers cameras, lenses, viewpoints, and depth of field. Themed mini-galleries place source photographs and the paintings they motivated side-by-side--including a photo of Paris by night that, in the artist's hands, becomes a glittering, romantic pastel of the city. Eight in-depth profiles of painters feature a selection of their art, conversations about their working methods, and a tutorial that follows the progression from photograph to painting.

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ISBN-13:
9781402724190
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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