Synopses & Reviews
Whether sunny and blue, tinged with dusky gray, or filled with rolling thunderheads, the sky as an artistic subject has captivated painters for ages. In this guide, renowned artist William F. Powell gives insight into creating realistic skies as he teaches you how to develop depth and add drama to a variety of beautiful skyscapes in oil. You will learn about different types of clouds and cloud formations as well as various step-by-step techniques for painting them. Best of all, this comprehensive guide is fully packed with gorgeous paintings of the sky in all its moods, from sunrise and sunset to everything in between! Beginners and experienced artists alike will appreciate this handy reference.
The Oil books in the How to Draw and Paint Series all focus on a specific subject while they teach aspiring artists how to paint, step by step. Beginning with a sketch and the first applications of color, the authors clearly explain how to develop each painting, providing important information about brushstrokes and color mixing along the way. Guided by simple instructions and inspiring paintings, readers can follow along through the entire painting process, including the final details.
About the Author
William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.