“I feel that God’s sunlight on a single blade of grass is such a miracle and so difficult to capture in paint, it is worth a lifetime of trying”—Paul Strisik
Legendary artist Paul Strisik was not the kind of artist you’d find cooped up inside a studio. As one of the great plein air painters of his generation, Paul preferred to be outdoors using the sun to light his subjects. His years of experience in capturing that natural light are offered here in Capturing Light in Oils.
In these pages, Paul Strisik presents a step-by-step approach to using the three most powerful tools an artist can employ—design, color, and light. Using the techniques taught in this book, Strisik teaches how to use natural conditions to your advantage to create artwork that truly expresses your vision.
|Publisher:||Echo Point Books & Media|
|Edition description:||Reprint ed.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)|
About the Author
Paul studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frank Vincent Dumond. It was from Dumond that he learned about cause and effect, to learn what causes appearances in order to paint the effect with understanding.
Paul Strisik is a nationally acclaimed painter, and was a member of the most prestigious organizations in America including Acadamician (N.A.) in the National Academy of Design, National Academy of Western Art (Oklahoma City), Hudson Valley Art Association, N.Y., Rockport Art Association (Past President), Copley Society of Boston (Copley Master), Oil Painters of America, The Guild of Boston Artists, Allied Artists of America, New England Watercolor Society, The International Society of Marine Painters, North Shore Arts Association, Artists Professional League and the American Watercolor Society, N.Y..
His work may be seen at The Paul Strisik Gallery in Rockport, Ma. from June to October and at the following galleries across the country, The Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, N.M., Whistle-Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Tx., Parson's Fine Art Gallery, Taos, N. M. , The Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, S.C., and the Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset Bay, Maine.
Table of Contents
Part One: Materials and Methods
Taboret or Palette Stand
Travel and Outdoor Painting
Part Two: Conception and Composition
A Sense of Place
Portfolio of Field Sketches
Part Three: Light and Color
Varieties of Lighting
The Gray Day
Breaking the Rules to Capture an Effect
Portfolio of Light and Color
Part Four: Painting in Action: 13 Demontstrations
Painting the Color of Snow
Adding Variety with Accents and Darks
Painting Rich Color in a Still Life
Make Shadows Glow with Reflected Light
Capturing the Mood After a Rain
Capture the Poetry of a Place
Painting the Greens of the Countryside
Adding Drama to the Commonplace
Finding an Original Viewpoint
Painting the Effects of Clearing Skies
Handling Detail in a Backlit Subject
Improving on Your Subject
The Sparkling Effect of Top Light