Seeing the Light: An Artist's Guide
This successful artist shares her time-tested secrets for capturing the awe-inspiring qualities of light on canvas. Whether readers paint in their kitchens or backyards, they'll learn how to use light to create depth, form, mood and atmosphere.Artists of all levels will master light with:Exercises in watercolor and oils12 complete step-by-step demonstrationsClose-up painting detailsKeys for "seeing" light and true colorThe wide variety of innovative techniques and exercises makes it easy to understand this often confusing topic. Every reader will come away with the ability to harness the power of light!
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