Synopses & Reviews
Create paintings with feeling
The Painterly Approach bridges the gap between what you see as an artist, and what you feel. More than painting an appealing landscape, it's about making your viewer feel the wind, experience the dance of shadows and sunlight, and admire the wondrous intermingling of colors that attracted you to your subject in the first place.
In this gorgeously illustrated book, Bob Rohm shows you how to see the world from a painterly perspective and translate it into expressive, poetic paintings that elicit an emotional response from your viewer.Clearly illustrates how to choreograph color, value, composition, texture and other fundamental elements to achieve those elusive qualities of mood and emotionFeatures 9 step-by-step demonstrations (in oil, pastel and acrylic) on capturing a vivid sense of time and placeCovers brushstrokes, painting with a palette knife, edge control, shadows and other advanced art techniquesThis book focuses primarily on landscape painting but offers valuable lessons for approaching any subject in a personal and engaging way.
Readers will learn to identify abstract patterns, the relationships between shapes and how to evoke an emotional response from their paintings in The Painterly Approach. They will discover what the painterly approach is and how to define an object by planes of color and value rather than by line. The focus is placed on the abstract pattern rather than in actual objects, on relationships between shapes rather than on detail and on provoking an emotional response rather than absolute realism. The reader will move beyond the fundaments to more advanced theories of perspective, brushstroking, edges, form and shadows. Finally, a step-by-step approach to painting using two demonstrations, one working alla prima, and the other en plein air show how to apply the painterly approach from start to finish.