Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows artists to explore colour, shape and form using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil and contemplative in mood, or be a celebration of pure colour and expression.
This book by Adele Wagstaff introduces the genre using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object, to more complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic colour theory; from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. Each chapter is introduced with a historical perspective to place each subject in context.
traditional still life subjects and more unusual objects as examples in her text, along with thework of notable still life painters for inspiration. This books covers even the most unusual areas of still life, such as still life withinthe genre of portraiture. Wagstaff also gives her advice on materials, including how to stretch your own canvas.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Crowood Press (September 1, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 22 x 1.1 x 28 cm
|Quantity : Pack||Single|
|Books & DVDs : Subject||General, Still Life|
|Books & DVDs : Medium||Oil|
|Books & DVDs : Author/Artist||Adele Wagstaff|