The Painterly Approach: An Artist's Guide To Seeing, Painting And Expressing

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Penguin, Aug 4, 2008 - Art - 144 pages
Create paintings with feeling

The Painterly Approach bridges the gap between what you see as an artist, and what you feel. More than painting an appealing landscape, it's about making your viewer feel the wind, experience the dance of shadows and sunlight, and admire the wondrous intermingling of colors that attracted you to your subject in the first place.

In this gorgeously illustrated book, Bob Rohm shows you how to see the world from a painterly perspective and translate it into expressive, poetic paintings that elicit an emotional response from your viewer.

   • Clearly illustrates how to choreograph color, value, composition, texture and other fundamental elements to achieve those elusive qualities of mood and emotion
   • Features 9 step-by-step demonstrations (in oil, pastel and acrylic) on capturing a vivid sense of time and place
   • Covers brushstrokes, painting with a palette knife, edge control, shadows and other advanced art techniques

This book focuses primarily on landscape painting but offers valuable lessons for approaching any subject in a personal and engaging way.

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The Painterly Approach
Fundamentals of the Painterly Approach
The Painterly Process
Beyond the Fundamentals

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About the author (2008)

Bob Rohm lectures, demonstrates and teaches painting workshops internationally. He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America. Bob has exhibited in national and international shows and has been the recipient of numerous awards. His art and teachings have been featured in many publications including Southwest Art, International Artist, American Artist and Pastel Journal. His work can be viewed at

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