Land & Light Workshop
Painting Mood & Atmosphere in OilsBook - 2005
Lewis is an accomplished artist who has won awards in national landscape competitions and has taught landscape painting in Ohio for 12-plus years. She offers artists of all ages and experience levels an introduction to the principles and techniques of painting landscapes in oils. Opening chapters cover the basics of oil painting materials, painting techniques, color mixing, and composition. Subsequent chapters address the enjoyment and challenges of working outdoors--including capturing light and shadow and handling changing weather--and working from photos and memory in the studio. The text includes nine step-by-step demonstrations, and is illustrated throughout with color photographs and reproductions. Oversize: 8.75x11.25". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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!