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Lessons in Classical Painting

Lessons in Classical Painting
  • Author : Juliette Aristides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-26
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781607747901
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Summary : A companion volume to Lessons in Classical Drawing and an atelier in book form, Lessons in Classical Painting breaks down the foundational skills and techniques of painting in a format that is accessible and manageable for all readers. With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, Lessons in Classical Painting presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 25 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, and color, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters.

Classical Painting Atelier

Classical Painting Atelier
  • Author : Juliette Aristides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-15
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780823008360
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Summary : Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock? Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier, Juliette Aristides’s first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process begins as students copy masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. The many artists at every level who learned from Classical Drawing Atelier have been clamoring for more of this sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. In Classical Painting Atelier, Aristides, a leader in the atelier movement, takes students step-by-step through the finest works of Old Masters and today’s most respected realist artists to reveal the principles of creating full-color realist still lifes, portraits, and figure paintings. Rich in tradition, yet practical for today’s artists, Classical Painting Atelier is ideal for serious art students seeking a timeless visual education.

Lessons in Classical Drawing (Enhanced Edition)

Lessons in Classical Drawing (Enhanced Edition)
  • Author : Juliette Aristides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-21
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780770433949
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Summary : The practice of drawing…distilled to its essential elements. Embedded with videos, beautifully filmed in Florence, Italy, that provide real-time drawing lessons so that any gaps in the learning process are filled in with live instruction. In this elegant and inspiring primer, master contemporary artist and author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; introduces time-tested principles and techniques that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings.

Classical Drawing Atelier

Classical Drawing Atelier
  • Author : Juliette Aristides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-15
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780823008377
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Summary : Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time—and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. These studios, a return to classical art training, are based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. Classical Drawing Atelier is an atelier in a book—and the master is Juliette Aristides, a classically trained artist. On every page, Aristides uses the works of works of Old Masters and today’ s most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace. Unique and inspiring, Classical Drawing Atelier is a serious art course for serious art students.

Beginning Drawing Atelier

Beginning Drawing Atelier
  • Author : Juliette Aristides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-16
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781580935128
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Summary : "Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio, not sitting in the lecture hall, is the best place to learn about art. Every artist needs to learn basic drawing skills. In this elegant and inspiring workbook, master contemporary artist and best selling author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; presents them progressively; introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier tradition that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings. What makes this approach unique is the fact that it includes blank pages for copying and practicing within each lesson, facilitating traditional Atelier methods"--

Pastel Painting Atelier

Pastel Painting Atelier
  • Author : Ellen Eagle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-23
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780823008421
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Summary : Revel in the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel with Ellen Eagle’s essential course in the history, techniques, and practices of the medium. In this comprehensive yet intimate guide, Eagle explores pastel’s rich but relatively unexamined past, reveals her own personal influences and approaches, and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision. In Pastel Painting Atelier, you will find: • Advice on basic materials: guidance on building, storing, and organizing a collection of pastels; choosing the right paper; and the importance of experimentation • Studio practice suggestions: ideas for creating your ideal working environment and recipes for making your own pastels and supports • Study of the working process: lessons on proportion, gesture, composition, color, application, identifying and correcting problems, and recognizing when a work is finished • Meditation on subject: cues for extrapolating the subtle details, presence, and temporal features of whatever you choose to paint • Step-by-step demonstrations: Eagle’s acute insights into her own works as they progress A magnificent selection of works by masters such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, and Eugene Delacroix augment this guide, as do works by contemporary artists including Harvey Dinnerstein, Elizabeth Mowry, and Daniel Massad. Aimed at serious artists, this guide enlightens, instructs, and inspires readers to create brilliant and sensitive works in the historic medium of pastel.

Learn Watercolour Quickly

Learn Watercolour Quickly
  • Author : Hazel Soan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-24
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9781849941976
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Summary : Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and these techniques can be picked up faster than you think. Hazel Soan's concise book, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by- step exercises, is written in an accessible way for those completely new to painting. Chapters include: Getting Started (the materials you will need and those you can ignore in the art shop); Choice of Colours; Mixing Colours; What's the Subject?; What Surfaces to Paint on; Basic Painting Techniques; Brushstrokes and Composition (with details on how to design paintings with horizon, focus and balance, a hint of perspective and the light and shade of a subject). Packed with illustrations for guidance, this is the most comprehensive guide to learning watercolour very quickly.

Lessons in Realistic Watercolor

Lessons in Realistic Watercolor
  • Author : Mario Andres Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781580934459
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Summary : "Robinson's approach to the medium of watercolor is primarily traditional. Many artists find watercolor difficult to control and are often disappointed with the results. The water meanders across the surface of the paper and, given the proper nuance by the artist's brush, it will reluctantly settle. The end result is the bright white of bouncing light contrasted with the liveliness of mysterious shadows. Robinson's method teaches artists to layer colors from light to dark and to focus on the highlighted areas first. Further, his "live in the moment" approach embraces watercolor's unpredictability as part of the process, the end result being a painting with intensity, spontaneity, and beauty. For the beginner, mid-level, or professional artist, Robinson introduces his unique working method that shifts the focus from the end result to the enjoyment of each stage of the painting process. Readers will learn how to start by stretching the paper to achieve a pristine surface; choose the right materials (brushes, palettes, paints, etc.); do a preliminary drawing; establish the subject's light, middle, and dark values with a tonal underdrawing; create symmetrical features and mass big shapes using intuition to achieve a more natural appearance; work through a monotone wash; explore water manipulation and work wet into wet for color mixing; finish up with a special drybrush technique; avoid common mistakes; set up an artist's studio; and establish yourself as a pro."

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing
  • Author : Anthony Ryder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-02
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780770434748
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Summary : Many of us want to learn “how to draw.” But as artist Anthony Ryder explains, it’s much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method. The book’s progressive course starts with the block-in, an exercise in seeing and establishing the figure’s shape. It then build to the contour, a refined line drawing that represents the figure’s silhouette. The last step is tonal work on the inside of the contour, when light and shadow are shaped to create the illusion of form. Separate chapters explore topics critical to the method: gesture, which expresses a sense of living energy to the figure; light, which largely determines how we see the model; and form, which conveys the figure’s volume and mass. Examples, step-by-steps, and special “tips” offer helpful hints and practical guidance throughout. Lavishly illustrated with the author’s stunning artwork, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing combines solid instruction with thoughtful meditations on the art of drawing, to both instruct and inspire artists of all levels.

The Art of Still Life

The Art of Still Life
  • Author : Todd M. Casey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-18
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781580935487
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Summary : A must-have reference book for today's artists and art students. Every artist needs to learn and master the still life. Written by a well-known artist and expert instructor, The Art of Still Life offers a comprehensive, contemporary approach to the subject that instructs artists on the foundation basics and advanced techniques they need for successful drawing and painting. In addition to Casey's stunning paintings, the work of over fifty past and present masters is included, so that the book will do double duty as a hardworking how-to manual and a visual treasure trove of some of the finest still life art throughout history and being created today.

Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing

Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing
  • Author : M. Yim,Iris Yim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781440349768
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Summary : Draw the best portraits with form and spirit.

Foundations of Classical Oil Painting

Foundations of Classical Oil Painting
  • Author : Lea Colie Wight
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-25
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 1440352429
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Summary : Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full color. Develop a core foundational skill set to develop your paintings and discover a signature way of working from life that can be applied to figure painting, portraits, landscapes and still life. Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolor. Informative lessons and simple exercises help to build confidence and lay the foundations for successful oil painting Learn a straightforward system for painting realistically with a focus on accurate color. 4 full-length step-by-step demonstrations show how to paint a figure, a portrait, a still life and a landscape

Classic Still Life Painting

Classic Still Life Painting
  • Author : Jane Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :143
  • ISBN : 0823034488
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Summary : Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.

Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner

Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner
  • Author : Steve Allrich
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 0823032698
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Summary : If looking at wonderful paintings fills you with desire to create your own, this book is for you. Even if you’ve never put brush to canvas before, but are committed to learning how, Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner will enable you to express yourself richly through this esteemed art medium. With clarity, simplicity, and enthusiasm, Steve Allrich shares with readers the tried-and-true methods he employs in his mastery of oil painting. Practical step-by-step instruction and fully illustrated demonstrations are provided. You will learn how to: - Select paint, canvas, brushes, other materials - Practice good drawing skills, mix color ranges, design vital compositions - Tone canvas, sketch and block in your subject, achieve painterly brushwork - Depict strong still lifes and interiors, arrange good lighting effects for both - Choose the best landscape settings, handle perspective, capture natural light.

The Academy

The Academy
  • Author : Timothy Rees
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-10
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : 1986293564
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Summary : The Academy is a two-year training program focusing on the methods and information presented in 19th century ateliers and academies. The second year painting program is detailed in this book. The fully illustrated text is organized into 3 sections. The first section provides schedules, course descriptions, supply lists, and assignment guidelines. The second section details concepts of painting, including materials, types of realism, numerous methods of applying paint, and important information on color. The third section is filled with illustrated demonstrations and step-by-step guides walking the student through processes first demonstrated in class. The end of the book follows with a glossary of terms, as well as suggested books, magazines, and artists for students to research. With nearly 500 full color images, 21 demonstrations, and tons of information that ties back to the methods and techniques of the old masters, this book provides a new and unique link to the art schools of the past without the cost or time of attending an atelier or school. This book initially began as an accompaniment to the assignments and lessons in class. From its initial inception, it has grown in content and evolved in format, and now can educate independently from The Academy program. It was, however, written in conjunction with a series of videos that dive into the topics and processes in greater detail. The videos offer nearly 100 hours of footage covering 22 demonstrations, 8 lectures, and instructions for all the assignments taught in class. Together the book and videos form the "Classical Painting Bundle." For more information about the videos, visit www.ReesFineArt.com. Timothy Rees trained and taught at the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago, IL before relocating to Scottsdale, AZ. Here he wrote, developed, and launched The Academy training program at Scottsdale Artists' School and Rees Atelier.

Traditional Oil Painting

Traditional Oil Painting
  • Author : Virgil Elliott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0823030660
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Summary : A detailed overview of the traditional techniques of working with oils brings together the classic artistry of the past with breakthroughs in the materials of today, explaining how the Old Masters created their masterpieces, the key elements in painting one's own artwork, the importance of drawing, the principles of visual reality, the art of color, and other topics.

Landscapes in Oil

Landscapes in Oil
  • Author : Ken Salaz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781580935067
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Summary : Landscapes in Oilinspires the reader with the works of luminaries such as Fredric Church, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and Sanford Robinson Gifford--while also providing step-by-step instructions to their methods. Contemporary master, Ken Salaz, additionally uses his own paintings in progress to give readers the hands-on, step by step instruction they need to take a blank canvas to finished work of art. The reader is guided with text and images illustrating the entire painting process.Beginner painters are given the basic tools and visual examples they need to proceed on their own; intermediate painters are challenged and inspired with new, unpublished techniques and theory, enabling them to break through to their next level of painting; and advanced painters are also challenged and inspired, as all the instruction creates landscape paintings under unified theories and techniques. The content and general approach starts with classic examples of works and moves on to materials, technique, and art theory (composition, color, etc). This is followed by illustrated exercises of copying masterworks for the purpose of elucidating and illustrating the application of the theories laid out in previous chapters. Included are dozens of complete step-by-step visual demonstrations of painting the different elements of the landscape including trees, water, sky, and light. The book culminates in step-by-step visual demonstrations of plein air pieces and their translation into studio works of art. The book includes many examples of contemporary artists currently thriving in the art world within this tradition.

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings
  • Author : Mark Daniel Nelson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-15
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1631590561
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Summary : Get all you need to know about acrylic painting in one book, perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in building their skills! This unique book is a complete course in acrylic painting, built up from key techniques. As the reader progresses through the sections of the book, the author demonstrates each technique with the creation of a mini painting, measuring 5-inch square. So by the time a reader has worked right through to the end, they will have an amazing collection of 50 mini paintings, on board, paper, or canvas, that will be a testament to their skill and creativity. The subject matter for these squares varies from abstracts and simple color mixing exercises, through to figurative subjects: a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene - and many more. These can be mounted, exhibited, or simply collected in a portfolio, or given away as gifts for friends to cherish. The book is ideal for anyone coming to acrylics for the first time, or keen to improve their skills, and who is sometimes daunted by the thought of filling a large empty canvas or blank piece of board. Instead, it will free painters from creative hang-ups, and replace them with an addictive desire to create that next 5-inch square!

How to Read a Painting

How to Read a Painting
  • Author : Patrick De Rynck
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-12-07
  • Total pages :383
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059565633
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Summary : An anecdotal reference to the symbolism and themes of more than 150 key works of art shares background information about the theology, mythology, and folklore of the Renaissance era that shaped the works of such masters as Giotto, Botticelli, and Vermeer. 15,000 first printing.

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting
  • Author : Suzanne Brooker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780804137553
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Summary : Offers a guide to landscape painting, discussing the elements and principles of composition, brush techniques, drawing concepts, color palettes, and stages of the painting process.

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
  • Author : Robert Beverly Hale
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-11
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780770434755
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Summary : A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world. Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings—including works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and Rembrandt among others—Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, light and planes, mass, position and thrust, and anatomy. With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated. Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.