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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Subjects & Themes / Landscapes & Seascapes
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Painting With Ev Hales
  • Series Number:10
  • Pages:132
  • eBook ISBN:9780994326713

Painting Dramatic Skies

Senstitive Edges

by Ev Hales

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Description: Painting skies has fascinated artists for centuries. We are aware of the sky because it sets the rhythm of our lives as the sun rises and sets. This ebook explores the sky and how to paint it. Look at the clouds and discover how to harness and control the creation of hard and soft edges that instil clarity and intrigue into your painting. This skill ensures the transience of your cloud formations Color -learn how to work with any hue and develop interesting grays. Discover how to infuse your sky with the warmth of a real scene. The sky sets the theme for color in the landscape. Painting convincing illusions of distance in a sky gives any landscape painting either a fabulous focus or a dramatic backdrop. The spatial strategies needed are specific to the sky and are not the same as those used for the land aspect of a landscape. These differences are clearly enunciated. Mood is obviously the most exciting aspect when painting a sky and discussion of tone and how this is the key to produce magical moods. Finally the book discusses composition and how a sky can be the total focus, a background or how a reflective segment of sky can add interest in an image that does not technically have room for a sky above the landscape. This is the last volume in a series of 10 ebooks in the “Painting with Ev Hales”. It is another ebook full of ideas, instruction and inspiration. Reinforcing the value of en plein air painting for this subject, it is a fitting way to complete this collection of ebooks. All of these ebooks will inspire you to continue your journey of discovery into the magic world of painting.
This ebook is a must for those who paint in watercolor because the essence of this volume is all about edge control. This is crucial for a watercolor artist as the medium is not as forgiving as oils, acrylics or pastels. The issues discussed will empower all artists with knowledge about a sky and how to create the elusive transience that is so important for a real sense of this part of our world. Painting en plein air is the best place to develop an undersatnding of this aspect of nature and you are encouraged to venture outdoors with your paints to experience the sky first hand. This volume completes the 10 ebook series "Painting with Ev Hales" and I know it will become a most popular volume. Saving the best for last.
About the author
Ev Hales trained as a secondary art teacher and still holds teaching as an important aspect of her life as an artist. Keenly sought as a tutor/mentor Ev Hales has been an important part of hundreds of artist’s lives as they developed their artistic voice. She teaches painting on location and holds workshops all over the world. A multi award winning artist with a consistent exhibiting record that spans more than twenty five years. She is also an author and is currently collating her painting teaching experience into a series of instructional ebooks. A visit to her website shows the breadth of her vision and her passion for interpreting her daily life.
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