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Author Templeton, Ann, author.

Title Color and beyond / Ann Templeton ; written by Eugene L. Mendonsa Ph.D.

Publication Info. Albuquerque, NM : Fresco Fine Art Publications, [2007]


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Description xiii, 161 pages : chiefly color illustrations, charts, photographs ; 24 x 30 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents (Chapter one - Introduction): Why paint? -- How many paintings 'till I'm good? -- Art and the world around us -- Inspiration and the moment -- Right and left brain thinking -- Four painting styles: abstraction; non-objective; abstract impressionism; realist/impressionistic -- Studying with teachers -- The concept of the "three bears" -- Are there rules in painting? (Chapter two - Color): Some definitions -- The four properties of color -- The three primary colors and gray -- Pigments and color composition -- Seeing color -- Relationships to think about: color and temperature; value: dark and light; line; shape; texture -- A note about black -- Transparent vs. opaque -- Half colors -- An explosion of color -- Cool (receding) vs. warm (aggressive) -- Color harmony -- Color and design -- Playing light -- Pushing color. (Chapter three - Value): What is value? -- Value and key -- Different approaches to value -- With which value should I begin? -- The range of values -- How do I maintain proper values? -- Holding form with value -- Half tones -- Working from photographs. (Chapter four - Abstraction and non-objective painting): Abstract, non-objective and representational -- The emotion of painting -- Alla prima and abstraction -- Seeking surprise -- Finding a painting style -- Techniques of simplification -- The impact of drawing on abstraction. (Chapter five - Preparing to paint): Selecting easels -- Selecting brushes -- Selecting canvases -- Selecting your medium -- Laying out the palette -- Mixing color -- The use of turpentine -- Protecting your paint on the palette -- Cleaning brushes. (Chapter six - The painting process): Your conceptual toolbox -- Eight things to think about before painting -- Doing the lay-in -- Thin to thick: glazing to scumbling to opaque -- Glazing -- Scumbling -- When is the painting finished? -- Varnishing the finished painting -- Framing -- En plein air vs. studio painting. (Chapter seven - Conclusions): Competitions, award[s] and prizes -- Art and spirituality -- Keep moving. Picture gallery -- Ann Templeton -- Acknowledgments -- Index of paintings. (Charts and illustrations): Table 1. Ann's palette colors and their complements -- Ten qualities of light -- Table 2. Value range: dark (10) to light (1) -- Table 3. Difference in value/color from landscape to still life -- Table 4. Ann's palette in detail -- Table 5. Color mixing chart: what produces mud when mixed? -- Step-by-step painting.
Summary A how-to book for artists of all levels. The author shares her expertise and her painting processes, and explores inspirations from throughout her career. She includes lessons on color, value and design, and discusses en plein air painting vs. indoor painting.
Subject Templeton, Ann -- Instructive editions.
Abstract impressionism -- Instructive editions.
Painting -- Technique -- Instructive editions.
Painting, Abstract -- Instructive editions.
Pastel drawing -- Instructive editions.
Plein air painting -- Instructive editions.
Women painters -- Instructive editions.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Instructional and educational works.
Reference works.
Self-help publications.
Added Author Mendonsa, Eugene L., author.
Fresco Fine Art Publications, publisher.
ISBN 9781934491058 (hardcover)
1934491055 (hardcover)

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