Skies and the Artist

How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645102X

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 8125

Eric Sloane always asserted that "Drawing clouds and sky is an important part of art study," pointing out that nearly every great picture features sky space. With this intelligent and insightful primer, he sets out to help art students master the art of painting the heavens. One of the first books of its kind, Sloane's guide to drawing clouds and sunsets does much more than teach you how to draw. Before the sketching even begins, he describes various kinds of clouds — cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and other formations — and offers homespun techniques that add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. Also discussed and illustrated are skies as accessories and basic subject matter within a sketch, the shape and anatomy of clouds, moods and shadows in cloud formations, and incorporating clouds within a sunset.

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

View: 8663

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

Art, Literature, and Passions of the Skies

Author: Anna Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400742614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

View: 5398

Flashes of lightning, resounding thunder, gloomy fog, brilliant sunshine...these are the life manifestations of the skies. The concrete visceral experiences that living under those skies stir within us are the ground for individual impulses, emotions, sentiments that in their interaction generate their own ever-changing clouds. While our intellect concentrates on the discovery of our cosmic position, on the architecture of the universe, our imagination is informed by the gloomy vapors, the glimmers of fleeting light, and the glory of the skies. Reconnoitering from the soil of human life and striving towards the infinite, the elan of imagination gets caught up in the clouds of the skies. There in that dimness, sensory receptivity, dispositions, emotions, passionate strivings, yearnings, elevations gather and propagate. From the “Passions of the Skies” spring innermost intuitions that nourish literature and the arts.​

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

View: 7163

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.

Painting Skies and Seascapes

Author: Peter Rush

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976220

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 7988

The sea and sky have captured the attention of artists for centuries. Their energy and drama, or their tranquility and beauty, can be portrayed powerfully and magnificently in a painting. This encouraging and user-friendly book gives practical advice on how to set about sea and sky painting, and explains what to look for in capturing space and movement, colour and light. Includes a guide to the tools, materials and techniques; practical instruction on coloured inks, acrylics, pastels, watercolours and oils; step-by-step painting sequences; inspiration and ideas from leading artists. A practical and inspirational guide to painting seas and skies, this book will be of great interest to marine, landscape, coastal and naval artists.

Courbet and the Modern Landscape

Author: N.A

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368365

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 3867

With its fittingly dramatic design, Courbet and the Modern Landscape accompanies the first major museum exhibition specifically to address Gustave Courbet's extraordinary achievement in landscape painting. Many of these carefully selected works produced from 1855 to 1876--gathered from Asia, Europe, and North America--will be new to readers. The catalogue--which accompanies an exhibition at the Getty Museum to be held from February 21 to May 14, 2006--highlights the artist's expressive responses to the natural environment. Essays by the curators examine Courbet's distinctly modern practice of landscape painting. Mary Morton's essay situates his landscapes in relation to his work in other genres, his critical reputation, and his role in establishing a new pictorial language for landscape painting. Charlotte Eyerman's essay investigates how later generations of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists responded to Courbet's example. The catalogue also includes an essay by Dominique de Font-Reaulx, curator of photographs at the Musee d'Orsay, on the relationship between Courbet's work and landscape photography of the 1850s and 1860s. With its fittingly dramatic design, Courbet and the Modern Landscape accompanies the first major museum exhibition specifically to address Gustave Courbet's extraordinary achievement in landscape painting. Many of these carefully selected works produced from 1855 to 1876--gathered from Asia, Europe, and North America--will be new to readers. The catalogue--which accompanies an exhibition at the Getty Museum to be held from February 21 to May 14, 2006--highlights the artist's expressive responses to the natural environment. Essays by the curators examine Courbet's distinctly modern practice of landscape painting. Mary Morton's essay situates his landscapes in relation to his work in other genres, his critical reputation, and his role in establishing a new pictorial language for landscape painting. Charlotte Eyerman's essay investigates how later generations of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists responded to Courbet's example. The catalogue also includes an essay by Dominique de Font-Reaulx, curator of photographs at the Musee d'Orsay, on the relationship between Courbet's work and landscape photography of the 1850s and 1860s.

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

View: 3837

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.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1951

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1543

View: 8569

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

The Watercolor Skies & Clouds Techniques of 23 International Artists

Author: Larry Charles,Terri Dodd

Publisher: International Artist Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781929834358

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 2910

Combining the most popular medium - watercolour - with the most significant element of the landscape - the sky - this spectacular gallery of paintings will appeal to a variety of readers. It includes: 23 start-to-finish, step-by-step demonstrations showcasing a spectrum of methods for painting emotive and moody skies; An eclectic mix of styles from household name artists; Insight into the way each artist's vision is translated onto the paper, for readers seeking to bring their own vision to light; With chapters from artists in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, this book provides the credibility and scope every painter seeks in a painting guide.

Blue Skies and Silver Linings

Aspects of the Hollywood Musical

Author: Bruce Babington,P. W. Evans

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719018480

Category: Musical films

Page: 258

View: 2586

Animal Painting and Anatomy

Author: W. Frank Calderon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142450

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 3166

Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illustrations.

Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo

Five Japanese Women

Author: Phyllis Birnbaum

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7997

The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.

Constable's Skies

Author: Mark Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500480328

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2167

A beautiful, gift-sized volume celebrating Constable's enduring fascination and engagement with the sky

Abstraction in Art and Nature

Author: Nathan Cabot Hale

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142302

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5665

Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.

Chinese Brush Painting

A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques

Author: Jane Evans

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136833

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6670

"How-to" manual provides all levels of students with detailed methods for painting such simple subjects as bamboo and plum blossoms as well as more ambitious motifs. 150 illustrations, including 82 in full color.

Cezanne and the End of Impressionism

A Study of the Theory, Technique, and Critical Evaluation of Modern Art

Author: Richard Shiff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022623777X

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 6628

Drawing on a broad foundation in the history of nineteenth-century French art, Richard Shiff offers an innovative interpretation of Cézanne's painting. He shows how Cézanne's style met the emerging criteria of a "technique of originality" and how it satisfied critics sympathetic to symbolism as well as to impressionism. Expanding his study of the interaction of Cézanne and his critics, Shiff considers the problem of modern art in general. He locates the core of modernism in a dialectic of making (technique) and finding (originality). Ultimately, Shiff provides not only clarifying accounts of impressionism and symbolism but of a modern classicism as well.

Discovering Great Artists

Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Kim Solga

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9867

"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

The Art of 3D

Computer Animation and Effects

Author: Isaac V. Kerlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471430360

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

View: 9765

An updated, richly illustrated guide to creating 3D animation and special effects offers a step-by-step approach to the latest artistic and technical 3D animation techniques, taking readers through the entire process of creating a fully rendered 3D computer animation on any computer platform and covering such topics as multiple production pipelines, motion capture, image-based rendering, and more. Original. (Intermediate)