Ann Blockley is a very successful artist, known for the innovative way in which she uses texture as a key element in her work. This book, in Collins Artist’s Studio series, looks at how she achieves her stunning effects and provides essential guidelines for the intermediate painter wishing to develop this aspect of their own painting.
Every art studio needs a comprehensive guide to drawing and painting materials and how to use them. Written by contemporary artist and instructor Margaret Krug with todays artist in mind,An Artists Handbookis just that, complete with demonstration photographs, taken especially for this book, showing the materials and techniques described in action. The lively text demystifies a variety of historical and contemporary techniques, from the selection of media, preliminary sketching, and the preparation of canvas to fresco, oil, tempera, encaustic, and acrylic painting. Copious color art reproductions serve as both models and inspiration; along with her general instructions, Krug adds basic exercises for the reader to encourage and emphasize the value of independent exploration of media. This is the only materials and techniques book the contemporary artist and student will ever need.
The ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi honors the imperfect, the transitory and the humble. Cold wax is a perfect vehicle for artists wishing to explore this aesthetic. In this guide, you'll learn how to use this incredibly malleable medium--in combination with oil paint and other mediums--to add layers of texture, atmosphere, depth and meaning to your paintings while developing a more intuitive artistic voice. No matter what your experience level, learning to paint with cold wax will help you approach your work with confidence and a sense of adventure. You will learn a liberating process of texturing, layering, building up and scraping back to create a fascinating "history of surface." Each piece will be the result of elements converging in a one-time-only way, resulting in fiercely original abstract paintings honoring your own process of self discovery. Learn Everything You Need to Know to Create With Cold Wax! 29 step-by-step demonstrations cover various techniques for working with oil paint and cold wax medium. Explore dozens of mark-making techniques with a variety of tools, most of which can be found in your kitchen or junk drawer. Excavate using various approaches for incising, exposing and scraping away layers. Get inspired as 12 additional artists share their creative processes. Embrace unexpected turns, discover the beauty in simplicity and lose yourself in the process as you join Serena Barton on this creative and spiritual journey.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
This comprehensive guide to painting landscapes in watercolour features the expert tuition of 6 renowned watercolourists - Geoff Kersey; Ray Campbell Smith; Wendy Jelbert; Barry Herniman; Arnold Lowrey; Joe Francis Dowden. It covers materials, colour, watercolour techniques such as wet into wet, spattering, dry brush, lifting out and using salt, composition, planning a paintingk sketching, perspecive, tone and painting trees, water, seas, skies and buildings, as well as mood and atmosphere. There are eleven beautiful step by step demonstrations.
In this superbly illustrated handbook, renowned artist Hazel Soan travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe in order to present a series of exciting painting projects. In a collection of stunning watercolors, a variety of landscapes and views are presented—including the vibrant colors of the Namibian desert, the dark reflections of Lake Kariba, and the powerful movement of the Chobe River—each designed to highlight a different aspect of landscape painting. Notes are provided on each work along with hints and tips on how to best capture mood, light, movement, and texture in watercolor, making this both an inspiring collection of paintings and an invaluable source of expert instruction.