Painting Great Pictures From Photographs

Painting Great Pictures From Photographs

Gain A New Visual Vocabulary and Discover New Creative Possibilities

Book - 1999
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A camera can instantly capture a fleeting moment in time--that shifting quality of light, the shape of a moving figure, or a flash of emotion across a face--and preserve it for artists to paint at their leisure. Make your photographs an invaluable inspiration for great paintings. A technical discussion covers cameras, lenses, viewpoints, and depth of field. Themed mini-galleries place source photographs and the paintings they motivated side by side--including a photo of Paris by night that, in the artist's hands, becomes a glittering, romantic pastel of the city. Eight in-depth profiles of painters feature a selection of their art, conversations about their working methods, and a "tutorial" that follows the progression from photograph to painting. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c1999
ISBN: 9780806968216
Branch Call Number: 751.4 HAR
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Mar 26, 2010

Excellent reference book for all levels. Helpful tips on how to create your own art work using different photos. Good and consized explanations on techniques for all forms of art mediums (acrylic to pastel).


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