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Capturing light in acrylics

Author: John Hammond; Robin Capon
Publisher: London : BT Batsford ; New York : Sterling Pub. [distributor], 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
With this celebration of luminosity and color, artists can see how to use acrylics to catch light, capture mood, and build atmosphere. The inspiration and instructions come from John Hammond, one of the most successful painters in acrylics today. He uses more than 100 of his own paintings--some shown in various stages--to illustrate and explain the techniques and reveal the many possibilities of this flexible and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hammond; Robin Capon
ISBN: 0713488638 9780713488630
OCLC Number: 53821436
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Practical considerations --
A versatile medium --
Materials and equipment --
Colour mixing --
Essential techniques --
Interpreting light --
Light and tone --
Light and colour --
Shadows --
Changing light --
Weather conditions --
Subjects and inspiration --
Choosing subjects --
Composition --
On location --
Landscapes --
Boats and beaches --
City views --
Mediterranean light --
Figures --
Developing ideas --
Working from sketches and photographs --
Studio paintings.
Responsibility: John Hammond with Robin Capon.
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A basic overview of the materials and techniques specific to acrylics and addresses issues such as composition, colour and texture, this title also looks at working on location and discusses themes  Read more...


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