Painting Towns and Cities: In Watercolour and Other Media by Michael B. Edwards lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
David & Charles, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Fascinating subjects in towns and cities are often overlooked by painters who travel far and wide in search of the ideal country landscape. Yet there are intriguing and challenging subjects to be found on your very doorstep. Towns and cities are places of intrigue, vibrancy, colour and variety. From your local town to an exotic holiday location they provide ideal opportunities for creative painting and a continual source of inspiration for all artists.
Painting Towns and Cities is packed with information to enable you to paint town and cityscapes successfully. Covering the basics of materials and equipment, perspective and composition, Michael Edwards goes on to discuss the variety of light, colour and texture you will find in any town and city. Each place also has its own character and atmosphere which change continually according to weather, season and the time of day. The author explains how to capture these elements successfully in water-colour, oils and acrylics.
Whilst writing the book the author made three special painting visits, to Vancouver in Canada, Cambridge in England, and Boston in the United States. He explains how he captured the essence of each city on paper and canvas, and suggests ways of approaching an unfamiliar city. A gallery of artists who specialise in the city and townscape allows you to examine different techniques, styles and approaches, with commentary from the author.
Beautiful finished paintings and step-by-step sequences combine in this book which offers you the true freedom of the city the ability to capture with confidence and style the infinite variety of town and city life.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Art category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!