How to Paint Skies

Author: Geoff Kersey

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214205

Category: Landscape painting

Page: 128

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Skies are an important part of landscape paintings, setting the tone of the scene as a whole and often representing the dominant feature of the composition. In this revised and updated edition of Painting Skies, and including material from Geoff's Top Tops for Watercolour Artists, Geoff Kersey imparts his knowledge and expertise to artists of all abilities, teaching them how to paint skies that give a sense of cohesion, place and atmosphere to their landscape paintings. Painting skies is also the best way to learn how watercolor behaves, and there is a large section at the start of the book that explains the techniques you need to produce a broad range of effects, including a stormy sky, a summer sky, an evening glow, a sunset and low cloud. This comprehensive guide also includes information on the materials you need, drawing and sketching, using photographs, composition, color and perspective, and throughout the book are examples of Geoff's finished artworks to provide inspiration and ideas for compositions of your own. The book finishes with six glorious, step-by-step projects to put into practice all you have learnt and give you the confidence to incorporate stunning skies into your own watercolor landscape paintings.

How to Paint Tropical Sunsets

Step by Step

Author: Gina De Gorna

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599428180

Category: Art

Page: 32

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How to Paint Tropical Sunsets is the first and only instructional book about the art of painting tropical sunsets. The book will be of interest to art enthusiasts of all ages. No previous painting experience is required. A list of all necessary materials is included, along with detailed step-by-step instructions and plenty of painting tips, beautiful samples, and colorful references. How to Paint Tropical Sunsets is a great tool for art therapy, art classes, self enjoyment, and stress relief. "Anyone may enjoy a stunning sunset moment, but only an artist can always create one." --Gina De Gorna

Glyn Macey's World of Acrylics

Author: Glyn Macey

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782211174

Category: Acrylic painting

Page: 144

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Artist and author Glyn Macey is irrepressible, enthusiastic and filled with innovative ideas for using acrylics effectively. His deep love for painting will show you how to unleash your creativity with the adaptable, interesting and exciting acrylic medium. Learn how to see like a child again, with wide-eyed excitement, and paint the world around you using just a few acrylics and whatever else you have to hand! This book is a creative adventure that will give you ideas and inspiration for expressive and personal acrylic artworks. More importantly, it will set yourself on your own path through painting so you can discover and explore your own painting style.

Painting Watercolour Sea & Sky the Easy Way

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844489503

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Describes watercolor painting techniques and discusses the use of color, light, and aerial perspective in watercolor painting of the sea and sky.

Painting Skies

Author: Geoff Kersey

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844481293

Category: Art

Page: 95

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Geoff Kersey shares his mastery of watercolour techniques in this detailed and fascinating guide to painting skies in landscapes. Beginning with invaluable advice on sketching, using photographs, colour and mastering sky painting techniques, he goes on to demonstrate six beautiful paintings with remarkable skies. Learn how to paint a clear winter sky over a crisp snowscene, a sky reflected in water, a stormy sky, a sunset in Venice and more. Both beginners to watercolour and experienced painters will benefit from this essential guide to painting skies.

Oil & Acrylic: Sunsets

Master the Art of Painting Colorful and Dramatic Skies

Author: Tom Swimm

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582427

Category: Art

Page: 32

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"Taking the first steps; Finding a focus; Expressing nature's beauty; Developing textures."

Skydyes

A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting

Author: Mickey Lawler

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607050366

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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For Mickey Lawler, the sky is never the limit! Mickey’s SKYDYES fabric is well known among quilters and fiber artists as the finest individually hand-painted cotton available. Perfect for beginning fabric painters, as well as those who have dabbled with fabric paints. Straightforward instructions explain Mickey’s painting techniques. Easy-to-follow exercises show how to create skies, earth, seas, and gardens. Learn how to choose appropriate fabrics, paints, and applicators. Handy "Paint Color and Mixing Chart". Includes an easy quilt project that uses fabrics you create in the exercises.

Painting Boats and Harbors

Author: Harry R. Ballinger

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486464288

Category: Art

Page: 104

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Artists who love the sea and dream of capturing every aspect of its beauty will treasure this lavishly illustrated guide to painting boats and picturesque harbors. With advice on technique, color, and composition, Ballinger begins with numerous seaworthy vessels and moves on to cover calm and stormy waters, sea birds, the sky, and more. 8-page color insert.

The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution: for Landscape Art, Portraiture and Still Life

Comprehensive Tips and Techniques for Painting in Oils

Author: Rachel Shirley

Publisher: Rachel Shirley

ISBN: 1492742287

Category: Art

Page: 234

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A bulky, comprehensive book on oil painting various subject matter. Ever had trouble drawing ellipses, mixing skin colours or painting skies? This bumper oil painting book tackles 78 such painting ‘peeves’ with suggested solutions. The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution comprise three full-length art books: Why do my Clouds Look Like Cotton Wool? a problem-solver for landscape painting; Why do my Skin Tones Look Lifeless? a problem-solver for portrait painting, and Why do my Ellipses Look Like Doughnuts? a problem-solver for still life painting. Each book can be purchased singly if interested in just one subject area. However, purchasing the three in this bundle book will work out a little cheaper than buying the three books individually. Each book comprises 26 common ‘peeves’ (in the form of chapters) associated with the oil painting area concerned, and therefore you will find 78 such peeves and suggested solutions collectively within. The book has 73,000 words, 78 chapters and around 400 images. Each book also possesses a step by step painting demonstration associated with the subject area. These are Castlerigg Stone Circle (for landscape art); David’s Oath of the Horatii (for portraiture) and painting strawberries (for still life). The ‘peeves’ selected represent common problem areas that students have experienced in my art classes. Such peeves include the rendering of foreshortenings, darkening skin colours, suggesting ripples in water, painting clouds, mixing greens, suggesting soft hair, painting noses, reflections in eyes, moisture on fruit, portrait photography, measuring tones, darkening snow colours and a myriad of other peeves. As each book are in themselves separate entities, where applicable, similar information is presented in context of landscape art, portraiture and still life painting, although the information is presented differently. Examples of this are the art materials needed for painting and the nature of pigments. However, such occurrences are mostly confined to the introductory chapters of each book and occur seldom elsewhere. Key chapters in this book cover the colour theory, perspectives, drawing ellipses, the golden section, tonal values, underglazing, art techniques, the nature of pigments, essential art materials, monochromatic painting, composing an arrangement, negative shapes, painting en plein air, drawing foreshortenings, creating mood, making a viewfinder, colour temperatures, drawing methods, the rules of reflections, painting on a budget, types of gessoes, skin colours and much, much more. The aim of this book is to find a ‘cure’ for a given issue and enable the developing artist to improve in the future. Most of all, to encourage creativity and growing confidence. Dimensions of print book: 10x8in and 234 pages.

Skies in Watercolour

Author: Ron Ranson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007182923

Category: Skies in art

Page: 64

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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Ron Ranson has a huge following among amateur painters and skies are a fundamental element of any landscape painting, essential in creating atmosphere. Learning how to paint impressive skies can enable artists to produce landscape paintings that are full of vitality and atmosphere. In Learn to Paint Skies in Watercolour experienced teacher Ron Ranson provides plenty of practical advice on how to achieve this. He gives guidelines on techniques, colour and aspects of composition, as well as tips on working on location and in the studio. Contents include: * guidelines on choosing materials and equipment; descriptions of basic cloud formations; simple sky exercises; advice on creating atmosphere; using a camera to provide good reference; stage-by-stage demonstration painting

How to Paint Abstract Sunsets

Step by Step

Author: Gina De Gorna

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 159942584X

Category: Art

Page: 36

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"No previous painting experience is required. A list of all necessary materials is included, along with detailed step by step instructions and plenty of painting tips and beautiful samples"--P. [4] of cover.

How to Draw and Paint Water and Sky

Learn to Draw a Variety of Scenes, from a Rainbow in Acrylics and Pond Reflections in Mixed Media to a Sunlit Beach in Oils and a Mediterranean Seascap in Soft Pastels

Author: Sarah Hoggett,Abigail Edgar

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844769780

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A beautiful and instructive art technique book on depicting skies, sunsets, clouds, coastal vistas, rainbows, lakes, waves, rock pools and waterfalls.

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky

A Novel

Author: Lydia Netzer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466847794

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Lydia Netzer, the award-winning author of Shine Shine Shine, weaves a mind-bending, heart-shattering love story that asks, "Can true love exist if it's been planned from birth?" Like a jewel shimmering in a Midwest skyline, the Toledo Institute of Astronomy is the nation's premier center of astronomical discovery and a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. Here, dreamy cosmologist George Dermont mines the stars to prove the existence of God. Here, Irene Sparks, an unsentimental scientist, creates black holes in captivity. George and Irene are on a collision course with love, destiny and fate. They have everything in common: both are ambitious, both passionate about science, both lonely and yearning for connection. The air seems to hum when they're together. But George and Irene's attraction was not written in the stars. In fact their mothers, friends since childhood, raised them separately to become each other's soulmates. When that long-secret plan triggers unintended consequences, the two astronomers must discover the truth about their destinies, and unravel the mystery of what Toledo holds for them—together or, perhaps, apart. Lydia Netzer combines a gift for character and big-hearted storytelling, with a sure hand for science and a vision of a city transformed by its unique celestial position, exploring the conflicts of fate and determinism, and asking how much of life is under our control and what is pre-ordained in the heavens in her novel How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky.

John Constable's Skies

A Fusion of Art and Science

Author: John E. Thornes,John Constable

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781902459028

Category: Art

Page: 288

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John Constable is arguably the most accomplished painter of English skies and weather of all time. For Constable, the sky was the keynote, the standard of scale and the chief organ of sentiment in a landscape painting. But how far did he understand the workings of the forces of nature which created his favourite cumulus clouds, portrayed in so many of his skies over the landscapes of Hampstead Heath, Salisbury and Suffolk? And were the skies he painted scientifically accurate? In this lucid and accessible study, John Thornes provides a meteorological framework for reading the skies of landscape art, compares Constable's skies to those produced by other artists from the middle ages to the nineteenth century, analyses Constable's own meteorological understanding, and examines the development of his painted skies. In so doing he provides fresh evidence to identify the year of painting of some of Constable's previously undated cloud studies.

Oil & Acrylic: Clouds & Skyscapes

Author: Alan Sonneman

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582419

Category: Art

Page: 32

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Presents instructions for painting a variety of skyscapes, with information on equipment, how to depict light and shadow, creating mood, working with photographs, and how to choose a color palette.

Watercolour Painting

Step-by-step

Author: Richard Bolton,Ray Campbell Smith,Frank Halliday,William Newton,Wendy Tait,Bryan A. Thatcher

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6118

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WATERCOLOURS. This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. This title includes easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations that show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Seven respected and well-loved authors share their expertise, offering a wide variety of styles for readers to admire and emulate. This is a comprehensive guide to watercolour, including many techniques, styles and subjects. Its step-by-step photographs and clear instructions make watercolour painting accessible for beginners as well as more experienced painters.