Finally - a book to help you solve all your painting problems!
Inside you'll learn how to study a painting and correct problematic areas.
Study topics include: Ideas- Is there a good abstract idea underlying the picture?- What details could be eliminated to strengthen the composition?- Does the painting have a focus?- Are the unessential parts subbordinated?- Does the painting -read-?- Could you finish any part of the painting?
Shapes- Are the dominant shapes as strong and simple as possible?- Are the shapes too similiar?
Value- Could the value range be increased?- Could the number of values be reduced?
Light- Is the subject effectively lit?- Is the light area big enough?- Would the light look stronger with a suggestion of burnout?- Do the lights have a continuous flow?- Is the light gradiated?
Shadows- Do the shadow shapes describe the form?- Are the shadows warm enough?
Depth- Would the addition of foreground material deepen the space?- Does the background recede far enough?- Are the halftones properly related to the background?
Solidity- Is the underlying form being communicated?- Is the symmetry in perspective?
Color- Is there a color strategy?- Could a purer color be used?- Do the whites have enough color in them?- Are the colors overbended on the canvas?- would the color look brighter if it were saturated into its adjacent area?
Paint- Is your palette efficiently organized?- Is the painting surface too absorbent?- Are you using the palette knife as much as you could?- Are you painting lines when you should be painting masses?- Are the edges dynamic enough?- Is there enough variation in the texture of the paint?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
- Publication Date: 01/04/1997
- Category: Oils
- ISBN: 9780823040971