How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold: Simple Techniques for Expressive Painting

How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold: Simple Techniques for Expressive Painting

by Patti Mollica


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A new level of artistic expression!

Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye up close. In this book, artist and workshop teacher Patti Mollica walks you through surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, whatever your subject.

Complete with timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations, this book is for any artist who feels overwhelmed by where to start or daunted by the urge to paint everything in sight. Patti Mollica's mindful approach will lead you to better, bolder results, as well as greater confidence and joy in the process. So load your palette with ample paint, grab some fat brushes and get ready to paint fast, paint loose, paint bold.

   • Start with a strong, simple value statement
   • Get expressive with color
   • Be brave with your brushwork
   • 5 technique exercises
   • 5 start-to-finish painting demonstrations
Paint fearlessly!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440342103
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 143,961
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Choosing Supplies 6

1 Creating a Strong Foundation 8

2 From Value to Color 34

3 Color Mixing for Unity 56

4 Brushwork 84

5 Painting Fast, Loose & Bold 102

Index 124

About the Author 126

Dedication & Acknowledgments 127

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