Creating Impressionist Landscapes in Oil: How to Master Impressionism-Step by Step

Creating Impressionist Landscapes in Oil: How to Master Impressionism-Step by Step

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929834105
Publisher: International Artist
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.48(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: You Can Be an Impressionist Too8
Part 1Defining an Impressionist Landscape
Chapter 1What is an Impressionist Painting?12
How it all began
Learning from the Impressionists' way with light, color and tone
Examples and friendly advice
Chapter 2Seeing Like an Impressionist20
What do you see?
Transforming ordinary scenes into impressionistic works
A first look at tones, shapes and tonal colors
Examples
Chapter 3Materials and Formats the Impressionist Way28
What the Impressionists discovered
Materials
Suggested color palette
Choosing a format
Examples and friendly advice
Part 2Impressionistic painting techniques
Chapter 4Checking Your Thought Patterns38
Planning your composition
Enhancing composition
Examples
Chapter 5Drawing Steals the Scene46
Why drawing is the secret to success
Explanation of tonal values
Examples and friendly advice
Part 3Demonstrations
Chapter 6Painting a Light Effect56
Understanding tone and color
Seeing a black and white sketch in color
Working with color temperature
Reflected colors
Searching for basic shapes
Examples and friendly advice
Step-by-step demonstration
Chapter 7Turning Everyday Subjects Into Impressionistic Works68
Impressionist landscapes simplified
The anatomy of an impressionistic painting
Telling a story
Examples and friendly advice
Step-by-step demonstration
Chapter 8Developing Your Pictorial Thought Process80
Analyzing a scene
Thinking in terms of foreground, middleground and background
Changing a scene to suit yourself
Painting the urban landscape
Examples and friendly advice
Step-by-step demonstration
Chapter 9Suggesting Atmospheric Perspective90
Creating the effect of distance
Subtle atmosphere and nuances of color
Separating into three-dimensions
Examples and friendly advice
Step-by-step demonstration
Chapter 10Using Brushwork to Describe Forms102
Working with descriptive strokes
Describing form with a variety of brushstrokes
Why figures add life and color
Examples and friendly advice
Step-by-step demonstration
Summary
The Last Pieces of Friendly Advice116
The particular qualities that make a painting stand apart from the crowd
Gallery
Bibliographies
Who Were They?127
About the Impressionists mentioned in this book

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