In this insightful 32-page book, accomplished painter Tom Swimm shows aspiring artists how to recognize and express the dynamic effects of light in luminous oil paintings. Tom demonstrates how to get started through sketching, toning a support, and establishing a value underpainting. He then explains special techniques, such as portraying light and shadows, expressing time of day, and rendering reflective surfaces. He also reveals tricks on creating brilliant compositions—from simplifying complex subjects and creating bold textures to telling a compelling story through a seemingly ordinary scene. Best of all, the vivid, full-color illustrations and innovative tips from Tom will inspire you to infuse your own paintings with light and color.
• Learning how to paint rays of light and shadows is easy when you follow the step-by-step instructions in this book
• Features oil painting techniques that will help you bring your paintings to life
32-page paperback, 10.25" x 13.75"