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How to Paint By Gloria Foss

How to Paint
by Gloria Foss

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A course in the fundamentals of light, shadow, modeling and colour. Every chapter features assignments, as well as right and wrong illustrations to show readers the pitfalls of ignoring basic rules. Topics discussed include composition, design and specific oil painting techniques.
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How to Paint: A Course in the Art of Oil Painting by Gloria Foss

This work presents a course in the fundamentals of light, shadow, modeling and colour. Every chapter features assignments, as well as "right" and "wrong" illustrations to show readers the pitfalls of ignoring basic rules. The book has three parts. In the first, students work with simple line drawing materials and only black and white paint. Chapters cover structural drawing, perspective, shape, value, light, shadows and modelling the four essential forms (cylinders, cones, spheres, cubes). Only with a firm understanding of how light and shadow logically define form - mastering what Foss calls the "form-building formula" - are students prepared to work with colour. Part two introduces basic colour theory and shows how to build convincing form with colour. This section features colour mixing assignments and step-by-step still-life lessons using limited colour combinations. Part three provides advanced colour theory and shows how to work with an expanded palette, as well as how to solve more complex colour problems. Composition, design and specific oil painting techniques (washes, glazing, scumbling, underpainting, brushwork, knife painting) are discussed.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 The world in black and white: Basic structural drawing; linear perspective in square objects; learning shape awareness; the importance of values; translating values into light and shadow; modeling the four basic forms; various light directions; the behavious of cast shadows. Part 2 The world in limited colour: Bedrock basics of colour theory; functional colour in realism; complementary colour sequences; more light and shadow observations; colour perception and harmony; analogous colour sequences. Part 3 The world in full colour: complementary colour wheel and colour solid; composition; design; more techniques in oil painting; colour in landscape; practical concerns for the emerging artist.

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GOR004719558
How to Paint: A Course in the Art of Oil Painting by Gloria Foss
Gloria Foss
Used - Good
Hardback
Watson-Guptill Publications
1992-03-31
272
0823024563
9780823024568
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.