A Proven Strategy for Creating Great Art
Dan McCaw is one of America's most respected artists, and with this book he reveals his oil-painting approach for creating great art, from thumbnail ideas to finishing touches. Readers will gain an understanding on the principles of light, the two basic ways to design a painting, an explanation of colour, his 5-stage development process, the art of seeing, outdoor painting, troubleshooting, and ways to broaden their thinking. Full-length, step-by-step demonstrations with generous captions, examples and explanatory sidebars ensure its value as a teaching aid for artists of all levels of ability.
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This is the best and most helpful book in my library of art books. It will simplify your understanding of how warm and cool light affect your paintings. He breaks down his work for you so that you can understand how he goes about creating it. His illustrations are beautiful and will inspire you to paint beautiful paintings.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 2 Understanding Light and Form 74 CHAPTER 5 Making It Your
CHAPTER 3 Designing With Shapes 92 CHAPTER 6 Putting It All Together
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