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Dynamic Seascapes


How to paint seas and skies with drama and energy by Judith Yates

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps
  • Publication: 01 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218234
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $25.95

An exhilarating and exciting approach to painting the sea and sky, from master artist Judith Yates.

Artists wishing to capture the excitement and power of the sea in their artwork will find this book invaluable. Using a mix of traditional and more experimental techniques all of which are explained in clear, step-by-step sequences Judith Yates explains and demonstrates how to produce exciting, dynamic paintings full of drama and light.

With sections on colour, composition, and creating atmosphere, this book is a comprehensive approach to painting the tumultuous ocean with a mix of acrylics, watercolour and acrylic inks. Judith has a varied and multimedia approach, giving this book wide appeal to watercolour and acrylics artists looking to expand their creative horizons.

The book demystifies potentially intimidating aspects of painting the sea, such as the form and anatomy of a wave. through annotated examples and a huge number of Judith's artworks, which also helps to make this book a great source of inspiration and ideas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
My inspiration 8
Materials 14
Colour 24
Understanding the sea 34
Mark-making 40
Expression and dynamism 50
Wild Seascape 70
Step-by-step project
Shimmering Mist 84
Step-by-step project
Composition 94
Compositional basics 96
Point of view 98
Creating drama 102
Skies and light 108
Foreground: added elements 114
Texture, tricks and illusions 122
Creating mood and atmosphere 128
Elements of atmosphere 128
Stormy raging seas 130
Misty, ethereal atmosphere 132
Calm, shimmering waters 134
Dreamy atmosphere 136
Brooding mystery 138
Dreamy nostalgia 140
Afterword 142
Index 144

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