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Radiant Oils : Glazing techniques for fruit and flower paintings that glow - Arleta Pech

Radiant Oils

Glazing techniques for fruit and flower paintings that glow

Paperback Published: 30th October 2013
ISBN: 9781440311604
Number Of Pages: 144

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Glaze and glow... a layer-by-layer approach to realism!

Bring new life to your paintings using transparent glazing. Step by step and layer by layer, this book will show you how to use this classic approach to infuse your work with radiant color, exquisite texture and a breathtaking sense of light.

  • 5 simple studies focus on using glazes to evoke a wide variety of realistic still life textures - fruits, flowers, silver, glass and more.
  • 5 full-length demonstrations show the creation of stunning still-life paintings from start to finish.
  • Features expert instruction on everything from prepping painting surfaces and selecting colors, to artfully composing light and shadow.
  • Plus an entire chapter devoted to painting strong complementary backgrounds for realistic, fluid compositions.
Radiant Oils is perfect for oil artists who want to explore the beauty of glazing, watercolor artists who want to try their hand at oils and any painter wishing to achieve stunningly realistic effects using classic, straightforward techniques inspired by the Old Masters.

About the Author

Arleta Pech is recognized as a leading painter of still life, enjoying international renown as a top watercolor artist for over thirty years. She has published multiple articles and two North Light books: Painting Fresh Florals in Watercolor, published as a hardcover in 1998 and released in paperback in 2003, and Radiant Oils in 2006.

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"...this book is worth the investment. If you can nail this technique your paintings are guaranteed to have depth, light and substance." - Artists & Illustrators

Introduction - 8
1. Materials and Equipment - 10
2. An Introduction to Transparent Glazing - 24
3. Background Techniques - 35
4. The Foundation of Transparent Glazing - 40
5. Painting Subjects with a Glaze - 54
6. Four Demonstrations - 80
7. Glazing Techniques in Action - 126
Conclusion - 140
Index - 142

ISBN: 9781440311604
ISBN-10: 1440311609
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 30th October 2013
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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