Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings


Author: Tom Browning

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626544932

Category: Art

Page: 146

View: 9017

If you've ever struggled with identifying the problems in your oil paintings--and how to fix them--then this book is for you. Not only will you learn to solve those pesky painting problems, you'll learn how to avoid them in the first place. Here you'll learn the right way to put a painting together from the start. Beginning with the essential elements of successful oil painting:*Composition*Value*Color*Temperature*Edge quality*DrawingAfter a brief review of materials and techniques, you'll go through each of these elements one at a time, so that you can learn to make good choices before taking your brush to the canvas. You'll learn how to:*Control the way the viewer's eye scans your composition*Attract and retain the viewer's attention*Create a sense of depth*Select or set up subject matter, with an emphasis on the still life*Use light to create form*Simplify values for stronger paintings*Paint edges that attract the eye and create depth*Use color to create mood and enhance realism*Draw with a brush and simplify your brushworkAll of these techniques are illustrated throughout the book with Browning's work, often showing a flawed "before" painting, followed by an example showing how he corrected the error using the elements discussed. No matter your current skill level, you'll find valuable advice and inspiration in the pages of this book--advice that will immediately improve your oil paintings.

The Writer's Market


Author: Mark Garvey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authorship

Page: 1008

View: 2677

Every year, writers rely on the new edition of Writer's Market for information vital to the success of their writing careers. This updated edition contains information on 4,000 buyers of books, articles, and stories, as well as listings of contests and awards. Helpful articles and interviews with top professionals make this the source for both beginners and experts.

Library Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2480

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Night Before Christmas


Author: Clement Clarke Moore,Tom Browning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781402754845

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 5575

For decades families have gathered to read this enchanting holiday poem that has a magical new version featuring original illustrations filled with warmth and sentiment by America's premiere Santa painter Tom Browning.

Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power

Design, Gear, and Tactics for Coastal and Offshore Waters


Author: Roger Marshall

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071491013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2017

Written by an accomplished naval architect, this book shows the average boater how to safely weather the fiercest storm. Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power arms readers with the knowledge they need to select and modify a boat for heavy weather; understand, track, and evade storm systems; and prepare for a storm in harbor, coastal waters, and offshore. It offers ocean-tested heavy-weather techniques for both sailboats and powerboats, practical advice on surviving worst-case scenarios, and decision-making exercises that can save lives.

Non-Photorealistic Rendering


Author: Bruce Gooch,Amy Gooch

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press

ISBN: 9781568811338

Category: Computers

Page: 254

View: 8575

The ubiquity of computer-generated imagery around us, in movies, advertising or on the Internet is already being taken for granted and what impresses most people is the photorealistic quality of the images. Pictures, as we have often been told, are worth a thousand words and the information transported by an image can take many different forms. Many computer graphics researchers are exploring non-photorealistic rendering techniques as an alternative to realistic rendering. Defined by what it is not, non-photorealistic rendering brings art and science together, concentrating less on the process and more on the communication content of an image. Techniques that have long been used by artists can be applied to computer graphics to emphasize subtle attributes and to omit extraneous information. This book provides an overview of the published research on non-photorealistic rendering in order to categorize and distill the current research into a body of usable techniques. A summary of some of the algorithms as well as pseudo-code for producing some of the images is included.

1997 Writer's Market

Where and How to Sell What You Write


Author: Kirsten Campbell Holm,Don Prues

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898797428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1001

View: 1272

A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

Home Hints and Timeless Tips

More Than 3,000 Tried-and-Trusted Techniques for Smart Housekeeping, Home Cooking, Beauty and Body Care, Natural Remedies, Home Style and Comfort, and Easy Gardening


Author: Readers Digest Association,Editors at Reader's Digest

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621452751

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 6735

"First published in 2012 as Home Hints and Tips Tested Through the Years by Reader's Digest (Australia)"--Title page verso.

1996 Writer's Market


Author: Mark Garvey,Kirsten Holm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898797015


Page: 1008

View: 7530

The ideal resource for up-and-coming (and already arrived) writers, the Writer's Market features information vital to the success of an author's career. This edition contains the facts on 4,000 opportunities, including up-to-date listings of buyers of books, articles, and stories and listings of contests and awards, plus articles and interviews with top professionals.