07/29/14 By Olivia Bartz
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."
In Oil & Acrylic: Pastoral Landscapes, artist David Lloyd Glover introduces us to the wonderful world of oil, acrylic and breathtaking landscapes. From what types of tools to use to color basics to technique and shaping, acrylic and oil painters of all levels will be sure to learn something new from his useful instruction and tips.
"You don't need to paint every branch, leaf, or rock. Just a few simple strokes can give the impression of detail."
"Within each hue, you can achieve a range of values—from dark shades to light tints. However, each hue has a value relative to others on the color wheel. For example, yellow is the lightest color and violet is the darkest. To see this clearly, photograph or scan a color wheel and use computer-editing software to view it in grayscale. It is also very helpful to create a grayscale chart of all the paints in your palette so you know how their values relate to one another."
Where do you feel inspired to paint?
Olivia is the Marketing Intern for Quarto Publishing Group USA and is excited to graduate from UC Irvine this June with a B.A. in English. She is happiest when reading a good book or writing about her adventures abroad, and continues to be inspired by all things outdoors. Olivia loves to try out new art mediums and techniques but has yet to be disappointed by a pencil and sketchpad.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
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