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Synopsis: The best paintings are made when artists are inspired by an event, a situation, or a moment in nature, and want to capture this feeling in their art. This book shows you how to plan for and create a painting that has strong emotional impact rather than one that simply illustrates. This is a workshop book in which the emphasis is on the painting process, on the manipulation of such tangible tools as photographs and sketches to attain a specific painting goal. Here you learn how to make the leap from the ordinary to the inspired. Through a series of lessons, Don Rankin traces the development of successful, evocative paintings. He begins by thoroughly analyzing his working methods, and demonstrates taking, making, and assembling photographs and sketches to create a finished work that has real impact. Following the basic working procedure, Rankin builds on his analysis of the painting in progress with lessons on exploring negative and positive shapes, looking for a strong composition, working with available light, making the transition from value to colour, planning whites in your work, freezing the action, and balancing light, color, and texture. In the final section of the book Rankin looks at the unique and elusive role played by the artist's imagination. Among the concerns he deals with are: using colour in a personal way; imagining the past; ways to enhance reality with imaginative effects; translating the inspirational moment into paint; and the importance and practical development of memory and feeling.
Title: "Painting from Sketches, Photographs ...
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0823036383I3N01
Book Description Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0823036383I3N00
Book Description Watson-Guptill. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2582283531
Book Description Watson-Guptill. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2802339033
Book Description Watson-Guptill, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. short tear to jacket, otherwise clean and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 023542
Book Description Watson-Guptill, 1987. Large hardback w/dust jacket, 2" tear in jacket, previous owner inscription front endpaper, color illustrations, 143 pages, text is clean & unmarked, very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # BF1142
Book Description Watson-Guptill, 1987. Oversize hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. 144 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 220436
Book Description Watson-Guptill Pubns, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition - First Printing. The book has an owner name on the front end paper. The dust jacket has light edge wear. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 011488
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Book Description WATSON-GUPTILL 1987, 1987. 1st edition hardback with dustwrapper very good / very good large format, 144 pages, clean, tight, bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 041328