Capture the essence of people in your paintings Add a personal touch to you watercolors with 11 step-by-step demonstrations that cover people in a variety of scenes and situations. Award-winning artist, Laurel Hart, gives you the techniques you need to capture the living, breathing essence of people. Inside you'll find: • Tips for seeing the basic shapes of your subject using lighting and shading techniques • Easy methods for successful design and composition • Techniques for translating photographs into compelling, beautiful paintings • Complete instruction for placing people in settings including cityscapes, landscapes and interiors Laurel guides you through the process with practical tips, chapter summaries and motivational "Hart-felt insights" that will inspire you to see the beauty of your subject and transfer your emotional response to watercolor. Putting People in Your Paintings gives you all the tools you need to make your paintings come alive!
Author: Jean Pederson
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Paint beautiful and expressive portraits by combining watercolor with other mediums! What makes an eye-popping, eye-stopping portrait? It's all about contrast and the play of opposites, round shape against square, light against dark, transparent against opaque. Combining mediums allows you to push the inherent properties of each for a lively play of opposites. You'll be able to paint glorious lights, richer darks, intriguing texture and mysterious passages that create mood and a strong sense of place, space and character. Jean Pederson gives you all the advice and instruction you need to paint beautiful, expressive portraits filled with life and spirit. Let your portraits speak to the world! In this essential guide to expressive portrait painting you will: • Stretch your watercolor skills to the limit. Achieve darks deeper and richer than you ever dreamed; let colors mingle in imaginative ways on your paper; accomplish radiant skin tones by daring to layer vivid colors from the start. • Journey into the "what-if" zone. What if you paint on the vertical and direct the paint with a spray bottle? What if you add heavy bodypaint to watercolors for one-of-a-kind texture? What if you accentuate your subject with pencil, crayon or gouache? Don't "what-if" about this book. Grab it today for dynamic results in your portrait painting!
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
Author: Howard Kirby
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2015-03-14
This book describes the life and art of Theodore Roy (Ted) Turner. It describes the aspects of his life and art, first as a University of Virginia professor for thirty five years followed by seventeen years as a full time artist.
Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes: * Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo * Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory * Genealogies: Critical Performances * Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the Law In the concluding section, `Performer's Performance', performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioner's perspective on performance studies. Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Performance and Cultural Politics is a landmark in the emerging field of performance studies.
Author: Ashley M. Wiggers
Publisher: Geography Matters
Release Date: 2009
Profiles from History takes a fresh look a familiar faces. Along with beautiful illustrations and fascinating stories, this book encourages children to think about the motivations of twenty historical figures. Activities and discussion questions help students recognize the effect these individuals have had on history.
Its a pleasure for some readers to discover historical fiction. While searching for his familys fabled Renaissaance gardens and estate in Spain, our narrator, Anonios, uncovers some unexpected roles among his own forbears during the inquisition. An international correspondent in todays world, he roams the continents after the tragic demise of his family, sharing each new destination with a different lover and moving on when forced by circumstances. History and current events are both part fiction, he finds, and both hold many surprises. In old age, he returns to America, where he finds a long-lost love still waiting.
Author: Anna C. Chave
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 1989
A visual analysis of the New York School painter, which examines the structure of Rothko's paintings while arguing that they implement traces of certain basic, symbolically charged pictorial conventions.
This is a collection of Chinese art from its burgeoning capital city. The Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany, has positioned itself as a exhibitor of contemporary Chinese art. In this catalog, fifteen young artists display a great variety of genres, styles and themes. The book presents Mu Boyan’s sculpture, Fang Lijun’s sardonic takes on traditional painting, Shi Chong’s startling photorealism, and Yue Minjun’s ironic, broadly grinning figures. These and other artists, including Xu Bing, Fang Lijun and Yan Pei-Ming, communicate ideas of alienation, disillusionment, and cynicism that point to a growing honesty emerging from China’s younger citizens.
This art book is a historically-significant perspective from the creator of Verdadism, Soraida Martinez...the New York-Born Puerto Rican artist who is known for her unique painting style, which juxtaposes figurative hard-edge abstraction with social statements. These bold and powerful paintings are accompanied by thought-provoking commentaries, which are written by Soraida and are based on Soraida's personal life experiences. As Soraida says, "This is a long overdue perspective of what has always been a silent voice in America, the Puerto Rican woman. This art comes from my struggle against society's shackles." The art of Soraida seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the human soul, as well as tolerance for all human beings. This Verdadism art evolved from Soraida's humanistic philosophy, which aims to create an awareness of racism, sexism and stereotypes, while documenting life in American society during the end of the twentieth century.
Author: Amy Ahlers
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Most women have a nonstop chorus of criticism in their heads — voices not unlike those of the mean girls lurking in the hallways and locker rooms of junior high schools everywhere. The grown-up versions of those teenage taunts — such as “But taking care of myself is sel?sh” and “The world is against me” — zap motivation, sabotage happiness, and keep women in a stressed, “never enough” mind-set. Here, like a best buddy and street-wise big sister, coach Amy Ahlers helps women talk back. Her witty, wise, and cut-to-the-chase format arms women with the “Take that!” insights they wish they had handy when someone puts them down — even if that someone is the person in the mirror. Ahlers doesn’t offer long-winded self-therapy or simplistic happy talk; she serves up straight talk that helps women know, feel, and tell themselves the truths that can transform their deepest inner thoughts — and their lives.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.