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Practical Guide to Painting is the perfect one-stop resource to help you build your painting skills! Now it's easier than ever for the beginning artist to master the art of painting. This comprehensive reference explains all the theories and techniques you need to paint successfully in every major genre. The 800 spectacular illustrations and dozens of hands-on lessons help you learn by doing. First, you'll see how to paint the basic geometric shapes that underlie all forms, then you will gradually progress to ...
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Practical Guide to Painting is the perfect one-stop resource to help you build your painting skills! Now it's easier than ever for the beginning artist to master the art of painting. This comprehensive reference explains all the theories and techniques you need to paint successfully in every major genre. The 800 spectacular illustrations and dozens of hands-on lessons help you learn by doing. First, you'll see how to paint the basic geometric shapes that underlie all forms, then you will gradually progress to study such important principles as tonal values, composition, perspective, and proportion. You'll also find expert guidance and practical approaches to expressing the effects of light and shadow, texture, and more in a wide array of subjects, from a simple still life setup of apples and a kettle to rural and urban landscapes, birds and other animals, male and female nudes, portraits, and caricatures. What's more, Practical Guide to Painting explores virtually every painting medium, including, watercolor, oil, acrylic... Finally, exercises and step-by-step demonstrations offer an array of fabulous opportunities for practice and experimentation, helping unleash the creative ingenuity in every artist.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780823040896
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/1903
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Color Theory 9
2 Range Of Colors 17
3 Outlining And Applying Color Strokes 25
4 Composition 33
5 Light And Shade 41
6 Blending Colors 49
7 Creating Volume with Color 57
8 Flat and Superimposed Colors 65
9 Direct Colors 73
10 Blended Colors 81
11 A Pictorial Treatment 89
12 Pastel Color 97
13 Washes and Color 105
14 Dry Watercolor Technique 113
15 The Combined Process 121
16 Painting Animals with Watercolor (1) 129
17 Interpreting Atmosphere 137
18 Interior Atmosphere 145
19 The Volume of a Figure 153
20 Painting Animals with Watercolor (2) 161
21 Painting Clouds in the Landscape 169
22 Flowers and Leaves 177
23 Painting Nudes with Oils 185
24 Small Animals 193
25 Light and Atmosphere 201
26 Texture and Form in Still Life Painting 209
27 Lighting on a Figure 217
28 Painting Felines 225
29 Details in Landscapes 233
30 Complex Textures 241
31 Foreshortening 249
32 Livestock 257
33 The quickest Painting Procedure 265
34 From Beginning to Final Elaboration 273
35 Color on the Figure 281
36 Advanced Textures 289
37 Shades of Color in Landscapes 297
38 Collage 305
39 Mixed Painting Techniques 313
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