Why Do My Clouds Look Like Cotton Wool? Plus 25 Solutions to Other Landscape Painting Peeves: Tips and Techniques on Oil Painting Landscapes for Beginners

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Rachel Shirley, Jan 28, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 84 pages

Guidance on improving landscape painting in oil for beginners.

Why do clouds sometimes look like cotton wool in landscape paintings? And why do mountains sometimes end up resembling pointed cones topped with cream?

Available in Kindle, large and small editions, this art book aims to offer guidance on overcoming common 'peeves' in landscape art.

If the issue persists, the problem is likely to become a creative block. This is where this book comes in.

With no-nonsense and at times direct advice, each issue is tackled in-depth: a diagnostic of the problem, suggested solutions in the form of recommended art materials and remedial painting exercises, as well as an oil painting demonstration.

In total, 26 common “peeves” associated with landscape painting are tackled within this book, including why shadows look like black splodges, trees like lollypops and why flowers look garish. In five clear sections, a myriad of other matters relating to landscape painting are explained, such as the colour theory, the rules of perspectives and introductory chapters on the essentials of oil painting, in total, with countless colour illustrations and diagrams.

Dimensions of large edition: 10x8in and 84 pages.

The author has taught oil painting and life drawing in Warwickshire. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kingston University in Surrey and a PCET Teaching qualification from Warwick University.

 

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Contents

Solutions for Oil Painting Techniques
15
What do I do about background
23
Why do my landscape paintings look
29
Why do my greens look artificial?
35
25
41
My sunset paintings look tarnished
48
How do Imake water look like
57
My shadows look like black splodges
65
My mountain art resemble pointed
74
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The author has written countless articles on art as well as art instruction books and children’s stories. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kingston University in Surrey and a PCET Teaching qualification from Warwick University.

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