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Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color
     

Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color

by Lois Griffel, Linda Gottlieb, Lee Boynton
 

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The secrets of the Impressionists' dazzling color and light are revealed in exercises based on the teachings of Charles Hawthorne, who learned Impressionism first hand from the American master William Merritt Chase.

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The secrets of the Impressionists' dazzling color and light are revealed in exercises based on the teachings of Charles Hawthorne, who learned Impressionism first hand from the American master William Merritt Chase.

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In the late 1980s, Griffel became the director of the famed Cape Cod School of Art, the foremost center for the study of American impressionism, continuing the legacy of its founder, impressionist Charles Hawthorne, whose philosophy and theories about color and light influenced a century of great American impressionists. Here, she emphasizes how the delicacy and subtlety of light within a subject can be captured in a painting. The original hardback edition has become something of a classic since its 1994 publication. This first-ever paperback version is highly recommended for all libraries. For a detailed look at the techniques of perhaps the greatest impressionist, see James Heard's Paint Like Monet.


—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823036431
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 11.35(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Lois Griffel’s lifelong interest in art began at the age of five, when she first entertained neighborhood children with her drawings and paintings. She discovered early in her career that she enjoyed teaching and attended Southern Connecticut State College in order to receive her bachelor of science degree in education. Later, while making her living as a portrait painter, she enrolled at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York, where she studied with many outstanding artists, including Everett Raymond Kinstler and Harvey Dinnerstein. Her introduction in the early 1970s to Henry Hensche, Charles Hawthorne’s protégé, led to her in-depth study and practice of the impressionist theory of painting. As director and instructor at The Cape Cod School of Art, it gives her great joy to combine her loves of teaching and painting, and to share them with enthusiastic students. Ms. Griffel has had a number of one-person exhibitions throughout New England, and has been included in invitational exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Carmel, California. She holds workshops in landscape, portrait, and figure painting throughout the northeast.

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