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Catching Light in Your Paintings

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From dust jacket notes: "[Artist Charles Sovek] analyzes in detail the many picture considerations that relate to lighting - including color, values, edges, simplification, textures, pattern, key, and mood - and demonstrates his points with numerous step-by-step examples. These demonstrations are executed with a variety of techniques and in a number of different mediums, ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by North Light Publishers
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Dec 13, 2012 Manoj rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!!! Very concise and loaded with practical hints/tips. The author doesn't waste time rambling about his biography (but when he does, it's still informative). He doesn't try to sell/endorse brushes, paints and any other art supplies. He doesn't try to promote his own paintings by filling in pages with his work that has nothing to do with the text (an awful number of authors do it). He provides a lot of illustrations to explain his techniques etc. just the type of books I like. Well, ...more
Jul 28, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing
The most concise book I have used to date on the art of picture making. Specifically in the relations ship of color and value. More than half the book is spent on developing painting skills monochromatically. Followed by descriptions and exercises to develop your eye on see not just color but color as value.
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