Expressing the Visual Language of the Landscape
Great art speaks a language all its own. This guide gives artists a new vocabulary for expressing themselves through painting. Focusing on landscapes ... Show synopsis Great art speaks a language all its own. This guide gives artists a new vocabulary for expressing themselves through painting. Focusing on landscapes, 18 renowned artists reveal how they articulate their artistic vision using oil, watercolor, pastel and more. Through full-color examples and step-by-step demonstrations, each illuminating chapter teaches artists dozens of creative techniques, including how to: -- Utilize 6 invaluable secrets to render water and reflections -- Practice 9 essential tips to find and compose subjects outdoors -- Use big shapes to draw viewers into the landscape -- Add drama and energy to a composition using diagonals -- Identify and correct color temperatures for maximum effect -- Paint a range of different outdoor textures -- Use color, value and detail to evoke character To give readers a friendly, up-close perspective, featured artists provide their own insightful commentary and are pictured in their studios as they work on each demonstration.