Water Color Painting; Description of Materials with Directions for Their Use in Elementary Practice

Water Color Painting; Description of Materials with Directions for Their Use in Elementary Practice : Sketching from Nature in Water Color

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...and the yellow of the vase is meant to increase the value of the violets; but the success of the idea depends entirely upon the way in which it is carried out. If the vase be painted with Aureolin or the Cadmiums, these paints are so much more brilliant in quality than is any purple than can be employed, that the flowers are rendered of secondary importance, and the eye is attracted by the vase to the neglect of the real subject of the picture, the color of the flowers serving rather as a set-off to the still life, than the color of the still life adding value to that of the flowers. On the other hand, if Yellow Ochre and Brown Ochre are used for the vase, these pigments are so dull in quality that, while they serve the purpose of suggesting the complementary color, they offer no rivalry, and the violets derive the desired advantage from the association. The management of backgrounds is something that usually gives the student a great deal of trouble. He finds difficulty in deciding what color he shall employ, and what depth of tone. It is, of course, impossible to give minute and exact directions, because each picture demands a background suited to its own individual peculiarities. Certain artists always use as a background a dull tone of the complementary color of the flowers in the picture, while others allow the background to suggest a repetition of colors already seen in the subject. This is entirely a matter of personal preference. In the author's opinion, a complementary background is rather crude and staring in effect (except when it is green), and is apt to come forward and assert itself, thus flattening the picture, and making it lack depth; while a background repeating the tone of the subject, takes away from the value of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236781198
  • 9781236781192