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Paint lab : 52 exercises inspired by artists, materials, time, place, and method
Paint lab : 52 exercises inspired by artists, materials, time, place, and method
Physical Description:
136 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Unit 1: Getting started -- Unit 2: WHO: Inspired by artists. Inspired by Paul Klee : mark making ; Inspired by Helen Frankenthaler : let it pour ; Featured artist: Keren Kroul : dreams ; Inspired by Gerhard Richter : squeegee ; Inspired by Kazimir Malevich : spare geometry ; Inspired by Svenska Vaxter: botanical illustrations ; Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe : zoom in ; Inspired by Fibonacci : the golden ratio ; Inspired by Frida Kahlo : the self-portrait ; Inspired by children's art : acetate monotypes -- Unit 3: WHAT: Exploring your media. Lifting up: masking fluid exploration ; Pumice ground: rough surface ; Featured artist: Michael Lazarus : beyond the canvas ; Burlap as a painting surface ; Mask it out: stripe exploration ; Textiles as inspiration ; Hard molding paste with stencils ; Crackle paste: the worn surface ; Drawing into painting: playing with oil sticks ; A secco: painting on plaster surface ; Painting on metal ; Sgraffito: scratching the surface ; Photocopy transfers ; Linocut printing into painting --

Unit 4: WHEN: Capturing time. Seasonal panorama: a color journey ; Forms in motion ; Quick gestures: working in a series ; Featured artist: Faith Evans-Sills : making time ; Pendulum painting ; Tempo painting ; Metered color: linear rhythms ; Collaborative zen painting -- Unit 5: WHERE: A sense of place. Featured artist: Jennifer Bloom : pets on your couch ; Words and places ; Waterworks: painting by the sea ; Featured artist: Thomas Sgouros : remembered landscape ; Homage to the square ; Featured artist: Neal T. Walsh : the weathered wall ; Finding your center: Mandala painting ; Featured artist: Alyn Carlson : landscapes in flux ; Featured artist: Patty Stone : aerial views ; High-tech sketchbook -- Unit 6: HOW: Finessing your color craft. Value in grays: lyrical abstraction ; Monochromatic still life ; Painting with shades ; Analogous colors: not using white ; Complementary colors: red and green ; Complementary colors: blue and orange ; Complementary colors: violet and yellow ; Beautiful chromatic grays ; Glazing veils of color ; Colorful cuts: complex color palette.
"Paint Lab is packed with unique and experimental techniques and ideas in painting. This hands-on book is organized into 52 units, which may, but don't need to be explored on a weekly basis. The labs can be worked on in any order, so that you can flip around to learn a new mixed-media technique or be inspired by a particular painting theme or application. The underlying message of this book is that, as an artist, you should learn and gain expertise through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, rather you will find new forms of expression in your work and gain confidence in your skills. Designed to inform and inspire new artists and rekindle passion for painting in experienced artists, this book offers a range of exercises broken down by theme: Who (artist-inspired), What (tools and materials), When (a time-based concept), Where (a sense of place), and How (inspired by a technique or method). Paint Lab is illustrated with brilliant full-color images and multiple examples of each exercise. This book offers you a visual, non-linear approach to learning painting techniques, and reinforces a fun and fearless approach to creating art. "-- Provided by publisher.
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Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2013.