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Problem Solving for Oil Painters: Recognizing What's Gone Wrong and How to Make It Right

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Idea

Is There a Good Abstract Idea Underlying the Picture?

What Details Could be Eliminated to Strengthen the Composition?

Does the Painting “Read”?

Could You Finish Any Part of the Painting?

Shapes

Are the Dominant Shapes as Strong and Simple as Possible?

Are the Shapes Too Similar?

Value

Could the Value Range be Increased?

Could the Number of Values be Reduced?

Light

Is the Subject Effectively Lit?

Is the Light Area Big Enough?

Would the Light Look Stronger with a Suggestion of Burnout?

Do the Lights Have a Continuous Flow?

Is the Light Gradated?

Shadows

Do the Shadow Shapes Describe the Form?

Are the Shadows Warm Enough?

Depth

Would the Addition of Foreground Material Deepen the Space?

Does the Background Recede Far Enough?

Are the Halftones Properly Related to the Background?

Solidity

Is the underlying Form Being Communicated?

Is the Symmetry in Perspective?

Color

Is There a Color Strategy?

Could a Purer Color Be Used?

Do the Whites Have Enough Color in Them?

Are the Colors Overblended on the Canvas?

Would the Color Look Brighter if it Were Saturated into its Adjacent Area?

Paint

Is Your Palette Efficiently Organized?

Is the Painting Surface Too Absorbent?

Are You Using the Palette Knife as Much as You Could?

Are You Painting Lines When You Should Be Painting Masses?

Are the Edges Dynamic Enough?

Is There Enough Variation in the Texture of the Paint?

Synopsis:

Nine common trouble-spots in oil painting are identified in this book, and readers are helped to locate their own problem areas and avoid them in future.

Synopsis:

This tutorial identifies the most common trouble spots in oil painting and helps artists to correct and avoid those mistakes.

About the Author

Gregg Kreutz has won numerous honors as a student and professional painter. His paintings have been represented in many juried shows. Gregg is represented by the Fanny Garver Gallery as many others, including the Grand Central Galleries, New York, O'Brien's Art Emporium, and the Dirk Walker Gallery in Brimingham, Alabama. He teaches painting at Scottsdale (Arizona) Artists School, the Fechin Institute (New Mexico), and at the Art Students League in New York City where he lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823040971
Subtitle:
Recognizing What's Gone Wrong and How to Make it Right
Author:
Kreutz, Gregg
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Location:
New York
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Oil Painting
Subject:
Techniques - Oil Painting
Subject:
Painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-Oil Painting
Subject:
Art - Painting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19970401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
130 COLOR AND 40 BandW ILLUS
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.25 in

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