Land and Light Workshop - Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Oils

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North Light Books, Sep 15, 2005 - Art - 128 pages
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Paint the beauty and ambiance of your favorite settings!

Discover how to paint all the distinctive, captivating aspects of nature that will elevate your landscape paintings from pretty to breathtaking with the help of professional artist and instructor Carolyn Lewis. Through tips and techniques that are easy to understand and even easier to remember, Carolyn shows you how to take your unique interpretations of the outdoors and beautifully portray them on canvas.

Carolyn teaches you how to paint successfully by starting with the basics. You'll learn how to:

  • Choose the best format, shapes, colors and values to create solid, compelling compositions
  • Master the brush techniques, palette-knife work, edge painting and color mixing that will give your paintings impact
  • Accurately portray any season, time of day, lighting situation or weather condition, from a foggy spring morning to a sunny summer afternoon
  • Put your skills into practice in 15 step-by-step demonstrations - paint a beach blooming with bright pink flowers, a village among the mountains, an unusually warm-hued winter scene and more
The valuable advice in Land & Light Workshop: Painting Mood & Atmosphere in Oils will ensure that every outdoor scene you paint leaves a lasting impression - whether it's a quiet woodland clearing or a stunning seaside sunset!
  

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Contents

PAINTING TECHNIQUES AND THE BASICS OF MIXING COLOR
15
PLAN A STRONG COMPOSITION
31
CAPTURE LIGHT AND SHADOW
47
CHANGE WITH THE WEATHER
73
FROM PLEIN AIR TO THE STUDIO
101
INDEX
127
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About the author (2005)

Before becoming a novelist, Carolyn was a journalist and radio presenter

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