Masterful Color: Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer (Hardcover)  

Monday, 10 August 2009

Editorial Reviews

Product Description
Colored pencil artists are gaining respect in the art world. This book approaches colored pencil work in the same manner as oil/acrylic painters work; offering instruction on how to plan and work on the entire painting at once. The result is a more cohesive, finished painting.

Rich colors are a desirable result for most artists. The techniques of creating a tonal underpainting and layering colors have been used by master artists for centuries. This book, which uses complementary colors for the underpainting, allows the contemporary colored pencil artist to tap into that tradition used by the Masters.

There is no other book that approaches color in this manner for today's artist.

Opposite or complementary colors create contrast and vibrancy. Masterful Color is loaded with instruction on how to layer colored pencil effectively to create deep, vibrant colors that exude richness. Readers will learn how to layer these complements over one another, creating rich shadows and adding depth and dimension to their paintings. With extensive coverage of basic techniques, detailed information on composition, color theory, textures and more, colored pencil artists will learn everything they need to achieve rich, vibrant colors by layering complementary colors. 17 demonstrations show readers the various techniques needed to use this approach and an extended final demonstration leads them through the entire painting process, step by step.

About the Author
Arlene Steinberg is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and her art was juried into the 2002-2005 International shows. Her paintings have also been selected for prestigious fine art shows and exhibitions in New York City where she has won several awards. She uses the complementary value underpainting method, similar to the traditional grisaille method of painting, for which she is well-known as an instructor.

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