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The Resource Portrait painting atelier : old master techniques and contemporary applications, Suzanne Brooker ; foreword by Domenic Cretara

Portrait painting atelier : old master techniques and contemporary applications, Suzanne Brooker ; foreword by Domenic Cretara

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Portrait painting atelier : old master techniques and contemporary applications
Title
Portrait painting atelier
Title remainder
old master techniques and contemporary applications
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Suzanne Brooker ; foreword by Domenic Cretara
Title variation
Old master techniques and contemporary applications
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Language
eng
Summary
The art of portraiture approached its apex during the sixteenth century in Europe with the discovery of oil painting when the old masters developed and refined techniques that remain unsurpassed to this day. The ascendance of nonrepresentational art in the middle of the twentieth century displaced these venerable skills, especially in academic art circles. Fortunately for aspiring artists today who wish to learn the methods that allowed the Old Masters to achieve the luminous color and subtle tonalities so characteristic of their work, this knowledge has been preserved in hundreds of small traditional painting ateliers that persevered in the old ways in this country and throughout the world. Coming out of this dedicated movement, Portrait Painting Atelier is an essential resource for an art community still recovering from a time when solid instruction in art technique was unavailable in our schools. Of particular value here is a demonstration of the Old Masters' technique of layering paint over a toned-ground surface, a process that builds from the transparent dark areas to the more densely painted lights. This method unifies the entire painting, creating a beautiful glow that illuminates skin tones and softly blends all the color tones. Readers will also find valuable instruction in paint mediums from classic oil-based to alkyd-based, the interactive principles of composition and photograph-based composition and photograph-based composition, and the anatomy of the human face and the key relationships among its features. Richly illustrated with the work of pre-eminent masters such as Millet, Gericault, and van Gogh, as well as some of today's leading portrait artists--and featuring seven detailed step-by-step portrait demonstrations--Portrait Painting Atelier is the first book in many years to so comprehensively cover the concepts and techniques of traditional portraiture
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Brooker, Suzanne
Dewey number
751.45/42
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Cretara, Domenic
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Portrait painting
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Portrait painting atelier : old master techniques and contemporary applications, Suzanne Brooker ; foreword by Domenic Cretara
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Domenic Cretara -- Introduction: Thinking as a painter -- 1. Studio practices -- Using your materials safely -- Caring for your brushes -- Preparing your paint surface -- Organizing your palette -- Evaluating the nature of pigments -- 2. Color strategies and color mixing -- Maximizing your use of color contrasts -- Exercise: focusing on value, temperature, and neutrals -- Exercise: focusing on flesh tones -- Exercise: focusing on toned grounds -- 3. Essential techniques -- Getting the most out of paint mediums -- Internalizing the paint application techniques -- 4. Facial anatomy -- Analyzing the basic structure of the skull -- Learning to see planar structures and values -- Shading the curving form of the head -- Studying the three axes of the head -- Mastering perspective -- Mapping the key relationships of the features -- Capturing gesture and expression -- Examining and executing facial features -- 5. The painting process -- Selecting a toned ground -- Blocking in the image -- Establishing the underpainting -- Building the painting from dark to light -- 6. Demonstration paintings -- Keeping the process in focus -- Bryson with kite -- Cederic -- Cheryl -- Sarah -- Marion -- Pigeon -- Michael -- Afterword: Troubleshooting common problems
Control code
000043949973
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 pages.
Isbn
9780823099276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Portrait painting atelier : old master techniques and contemporary applications, Suzanne Brooker ; foreword by Domenic Cretara
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Domenic Cretara -- Introduction: Thinking as a painter -- 1. Studio practices -- Using your materials safely -- Caring for your brushes -- Preparing your paint surface -- Organizing your palette -- Evaluating the nature of pigments -- 2. Color strategies and color mixing -- Maximizing your use of color contrasts -- Exercise: focusing on value, temperature, and neutrals -- Exercise: focusing on flesh tones -- Exercise: focusing on toned grounds -- 3. Essential techniques -- Getting the most out of paint mediums -- Internalizing the paint application techniques -- 4. Facial anatomy -- Analyzing the basic structure of the skull -- Learning to see planar structures and values -- Shading the curving form of the head -- Studying the three axes of the head -- Mastering perspective -- Mapping the key relationships of the features -- Capturing gesture and expression -- Examining and executing facial features -- 5. The painting process -- Selecting a toned ground -- Blocking in the image -- Establishing the underpainting -- Building the painting from dark to light -- 6. Demonstration paintings -- Keeping the process in focus -- Bryson with kite -- Cederic -- Cheryl -- Sarah -- Marion -- Pigeon -- Michael -- Afterword: Troubleshooting common problems
Control code
000043949973
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 pages.
Isbn
9780823099276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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