Glazing Techniques for Paintings that Glow
Bring new life to your paintings using transparent glazing. Step by step and layer by layer, this book will show you how to use this classic approach to infuse your work with radiant color, exquisite texture and a breathtaking sense of light.
· 5 simple studies focus on using glazes to evoke a wide variety of realistic still life texturesfruits, flowers, silver, glass and more
· 5 full-length demonstrations show the creation of stunning still-life paintings from start to finish
· Features expert instruction on everything from prepping painting surfaces and selecting colors, to artfully composing light and shadow
· Plus an entire chapter devoted to painting strong complementary backgrounds for realistic, fluid compositions
Radiant Oils is perfect for oil artists who want to explore the beauty of glazing, watercolor artists who want to try their hand at oils and any painter wishing to achieve stunningly realistic effects using classic, straightforward techniques inspired by the Old Masters.
Ideas. Instruction. Inspiration.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #25092 in Books
- Published on: 2010-03-25
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Hardcover
- 144 pages
About the Author
Arleta Pech is recognized as a leading painter of still life. After enjoying international renown as a top watercolor artist for over thirty years, Arleta began to paint in oil, using her watercolor background to add a luminosity to her oil paintings that is visible in a darkened room. Arleta began her fine art painting career with a local Colorado organization. She entered the limited edition print market in 1989 and release 40 editions through 2000 with Mill Pond Press. Hadley House now represents her. Arleta was accepted into the Archives in The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2003. She has published articles in Australian Artist Magazine, The Artist Magazine, the American Artists Magazine and International Artist Magazine. Her first North Light Book, Painting Fresh Florals in Watercolor, was published in hardcover in 1998 and released in paperback in 2003. Visit her website at www.arletapech.com
Great Foundation for Glazing Techniques!
Hands down, I consider this the best book on explaining glazing techniques. There are not many books out there that are completely devoted to this special technique. This is great for beginners because she explains each step in such clear detail. Everything from color combination, sequence of layering and basic composition is very easy to understand for someone new at this. If you want to learn the basics of Venetian /classical painting, this is the one for you.
My only wish is that portraits would be explored in the book, not just still life.
An absolute must for anyone wishing to learn classical techniques.
I have a large library of art books written on technique, and this will be on my top 5 list of most helpful books. This is an important book that is not just for still life painters. Anyone wishing to paint realism will find it helpful. Although I am not a still life painter, I was interested in learning more about glazing. There is so much useful information in this book, and the presentation is very organized. I especially found helpful the details of the physical properties of the different paint colors and how each behaves as transparent and opaque glazes. The authoress has inspired me to attempt to reproduce some of her paintings in the step-by-step chapter just so that I can better understand her techniques. I wish someone would write a similar book for glazing as applied to portrait and landscape paintings! Great book.
Arleta's Pech's books are the Best!
Arleta Pech has been my favorite artist since I discovered her over ten years ago by buying her first book, PAINTING FRESH FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR. The lessons were fantastic, and my skills improved greatly. I decided I wanted to try oil painting, and was so excited when I found out she was going to do a book on oils. I had to wait quite a while before it was available, but I was not disappointed when my book arrived from Amazon. The paintings in the book are beautiful. It is worth the price of the book just to be able to look at her recent art work in oils. The lessons are so well thought out and explained so thoroughly. Arleta Pech is an inspiration for all would be artists. Her new book is fantastic.