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Author : James Gurney
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2010-11-30
Page : 224
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0740797719
Description :


From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist


Author : David K. Lynch
William Charles Livingston
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-06-11
Page : 277
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 9780521775045
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We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.


Author : Hiroshi Osada
Publisher : Enchanted Lion Books
Release : 2020-04-07
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781592702916
Description :


Poetic and sparse, a bedtime story told by the elements.


Author : Karen White
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-06-07
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781101117927
Description :


An emotionally moving novel of a woman in search of a new beginning and a man haunted by the past—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels. At thirty-two, Jillian Parrish finally finds the courage to put herself in the driver’s seat of her life. Pregnant and recently divorced, she and her seven-year-old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina—Jillian’s only source of happy childhood memories. Summers spent at her grandmother’s beach house had been Jillian’s sanctuary from indifferent parents—until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found. Linc Rising, Lauren’s boyfriend and Jillian’s confidant, had been a suspect in Lauren’s disappearance. Jillian had never doubted his innocence—but because her parents had whisked her back home to Atlanta, she never got a chance to tell him. Now, a resentful Linc is back on Pawleys Island—renovating the old Mills house. And as ghosts of the past are resurrected, and as Jillian’s daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren’s disappearance and about the feelings they have buried for sixteen years...


Author : Chloë N. Duckworth
Anne E. Sassin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-12-15
Page : 238
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1351682962
Description :


The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and emerging scholars including art historians, archaeologists, and conservators, who address the variety of human experience of these sensory phenomena. In today’s world it is the norm for humans to be surrounded by strong, artificial colours, and even to see colour as perhaps an inessential or surface property of the objects around us. Similarly, electric lighting has provided the power and ability to illuminate and manipulate environments in increasingly unprecedented ways. In the context of such a saturated experience, it becomes difficult to identify what is universal, and what is culturally specific about the human experience of light and colour. Failing to do so, however, hinders the capacity to approach how they were experienced by people of centuries past. By means of case studies spanning a broad historical and geographical context and covering such diverse themes as architecture, cave art, the invention of metallurgy, and medieval manuscript illumination, the contributors to this volume provide an up-to-date discussion of these themes from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. The papers range in scope from the meaning of colour in European prehistoric art to the technical art of the glazed tiles of the Shah mosque in Isfahan. Their aim is to explore a multifarious range of evidence and to evaluate and illuminate what is a truly enigmatic topic in the history of art and visual culture.


Author : Clifton Taylor
Publisher : Drama Publishers/Quite Specific Media
Release : 2019-02
Page : 240
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781935247197
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Color & Light is an essential practical guide to how color works in light. Written from the perspective of a theatrical lighting designer, it discusses how to see color, how to construct effective lighting palettes, and how to make use of both color filters and color-mixing LED fixtures to create compositions that work well with scenery and costumes to tell compelling stories. We are presently at the leading edge of a revolution in theatrical lighting, redefining how it can be used to create and communicate. Today's LED-based additive color-mixing fixtures require new methodologies and new ways of thinking, and Color & Light directly addresses this technology's potentials and challenges. But underpinning lighting's many recent technological changes is the fundamental language of color that artists have worked with since the birth of humanity's artistic urges.


Author : James Gurney
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2009-10-20
Page : 224
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0740785508
Description :


Shares tips and techniques on creating a realistic picture of aliens and creatures, places, and machines.


Author : Katie Middleton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-06-12
Page : 136
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1351380540
Description :


Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created. It also discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.


Author : James Gurney
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2017-07-24
Page : 192
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1606601008
Description :


Professor Denison and Bix, his dinosaur companion, are summoned to the forbidden empire of Chandara but, having lost their invitation, must travel penniless and in disguise through spectacular sights and memorable scenes. Includes a new afterword by the author.


Author : Ortrud Westheider
Publisher : Prestel Publishing
Release : 2018-08
Page : 248
Category : Neo-impressionism (Art)
ISBN 13 : 9783791357737
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This beautifully illustrated book examines the artistic career of the French painter and draftsman Henri-Edmond Cross who was a key figure in the development of European modernism. Inspired by the work of Realist painters such as Gustave Courbet and François Bonvin, Henri-Edmond Cross's earliest paintings were compositions in dark, somber colors. Following his involvement with the avant-gardist circle around Georges Seurat, he gradually adopted the Neo-Impressionist technique and began to develop a unique visual vocabulary. After his move to the Mediterranean coast in 1891, Cross's palette became increasingly lighter, resulting in dazzlingly colorful landscapes, genre paintings, and compositions that are overlaid with mythological and allegorical allusions. This volume traces Cross's artistic trajectory through all stages of his prolific career and situates his masterful approach to color and light within the broader context of the European avant-garde of his time. In addition, it examines the painter's anarchist sympathies and the political dimensions of his depictions of utopian sceneries.


Author : Nicholas Verrall
Robin Capon
Publisher : Anova Books
Release : 2008-06-15
Page : 128
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781906388171
Description :


Often seen as dark and gloomy, oils can, in fact, be used to create colourful and light paintings that are wonderfully expressive. One significant characteristic of oil paint is its richness and depth of colour, something that is of particular interest to Nicholas Verrall. Immediately striking in all his pictures is the skilful way he handles colour to interpret the special qualities of light and mood found in a certain moment in time. In this book he discusses his working methods and the importance of colour, at the same time placing these issues within the general context of painting in oils, with all that this has to offer. 'Colour and Light in Oils' includes information, demonstrations and many inspirational finished paintings to help painters understand the value of colour in interpreting ideas with feeling and impact. It provides guidance on a wide range of skills, techniques and advice on subject matter and associated topics. Illustrated throughout, the book covers: the medium of oils; understanding oils; materials and equipment; painting techniques; and the studio


Author : Marcel Minnaert
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 449
Category : Photography
ISBN 13 : 1461227224
Description :


All of science springs from the observation of nature. In this classic book, the late Professor Minnaert accompanies the reader on a tour of nature's light and color and reveals the myriad phenomena that may be observed outdoors with no more than a pair of eyes and an enquiring mind. From the intriguing shape of the dapples beneath a tree on a sunny day, via rainbows, mirages, and haloes, the colors of liquid, ice, and the sky, to the appearance of the sun, moon, planets, and stars - Minnaert describes and explains them all in a clear language accessible to laymen. This new English edition is supplemented by 80 plates, over half of them in color, taken by the acclaimed photographer Pekka Parviainen, illustrating many of the phenomena - ordinary and exotic - discussed in the book.


Author : Donald Kaufman
Taffy Dahl
Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release : 1999
Page : 256
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Examining the unique characteristics of light and air in different regions of the United States, a complete guide to using color explains how to enhance available light through the use of paint colors and how to make the best color choices for our homes. 20,000 first printing.


Author : Christopher Schink
Publisher :
Release : 1995
Page : 144
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780823006861
Description :


This is a guide for painters using watercolours, with advice on achieving the light and colour effects desired


Author : Linda S. Ferber
Barbara Dayer Gallati
Publisher : Smithsonian Inst Press
Release : 1998
Page : 223
Category : Art
ISBN 13 :
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"In the 1870s and 1880s, artists' societies promoted watercolors as attractive, decorative, inexpensive alternatives to oils, successfully elevating them to the mainstream of American art. Based in New York City, this American watercolor movement paved the way for larger, more seriously received exhibition watercolors, and for a broad turn-of-the-century effort by public institutions - among them the Brooklyn Museum of Art - to acquire American works in the medium." "Highlighting 150 paintings that span nearly two centuries, this richly illustrated volume documents the origin and development of one of the nation's finest collections by investigating for the first time aspects of American watercolor's patronage and critical reception." "Less often displayed than oils because of their sensitivity to light, watercolors nevertheless have enjoyed a lively, complex history. Illuminating well-known works as well as many that have never before been reproduced, Masters of Color and Light showcases an array of paintings that range far beyond watercolor's early reputation as the "lighter and daintier" medium."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Author : Robert Cozzolino
Publisher : Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2009
Page : 118
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1593730705
Description :


Elizabeth Osborne: The Color of Light brings together works from all periods of this well known artist's career, from a haunting series of interiors, to innovative land- and seascapes of the 1970s, ambitious large watercolors of the 1980s and work of the past two decades exploring nature's micro and macrocosm. Elizabeth Osborne: The Color of Light is illustrated with approximately forty paintings, drawings and watercolors as well as the artist's sketchbooks.


Author : Kevin Macpherson
Publisher : North Light Books
Release : 2000-03-01
Page : 144
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781581800531
Description :


These pages practically glow with Kevin Macpherson's rich and powerful paintings! He shares his techniques for quickly capturing the mood of a scene in bold, direct brushstrokes, with step-by-step instructions that make it easy—simply a matter of painting the colors you see. Follow his lead and you too, can create landscapes and still lives in a vibrant, impressionistic style.


Author : Karin Fridell Anter
Ulf Klarén
Publisher :
Release : 2017-05-17
Page : 240
Category : Color
ISBN 13 : 9781472482792
Description :


Colour and Light: Spatial Experience describes the coherent interaction of light and colour in the spatial context. It explains the nature of light to colour specialists, and the nature of colour to light specialists, simultaneously conveying an understanding that light and colour must be thought of together. In addition, it brings out the apparent contradictions between the practically based knowledge of craftsmen, engineers and designers, and the theoretically based knowledge of academics in various disciplines. Including background context, facts and possible approaches, the book provides a basic understanding of light and colour, and their significance for humans in the spatial context.


Author : Robert A. Crone
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 292
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 940070870X
Description :


This is the first comprehensive text on the history of color theories since Halbertsma's book of 1947. Color is discussed in close connection with the evolution of ideas of light and vision. The book has chapters on the ancient Greek ideas of vision and color; on the contributions of Arabic science; on the Scientific Revolution from Kepler to Newton; on the early history of the three-color hypothesis; on the trichromatic theory and defective color vision; and on Goethe's, Schopenhauer's and Hering's theories. New understanding of the structure and functions of the retina and the brain finally results in the modern science of color vision. A History of Color has been written for ophthalmologists, optometrists and others who are interested in visual science and its history. The book requires no specialized knowledge.


Author : MICHAEL. HUMPHRIES
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2023-03-24
Page : 248
Category : Color in art
ISBN 13 : 9780367860677
Description :


Though digital technology will continue to advance the way art is created, traditional mediums and techniques will remain fundamental to creating art. This holds true for gouache, (opaque watercolor}, acrylic, and many other mediums. Traditional mediums have had a hand in the creation of some of the most stunning backgrounds in animation, and a favorite of top illustrators for decades. Michael Humphries' Visual Storytelling provides step-by-step techniques that will help readers better understand color theory, composition and lighting, both traditionally and digitally. Visual Storytelling illustrates and analyzes numerous Disney visual development and animation background paintings that provide the reader a greater insight as to how these paintings were created, and how they were instrumental in the creation of the worlds most successful and beautiful animated movies. Through analysis and demonstrations, Visual Storytelling features the Disney studios traditional approach and Photoshop techniques that will give readers a well-rounded view of today's digital and traditional practices. Key Features Teaches and demonstrates the critical components in creating stunning visual development and concept artwork, and art direction for entertainment. Provides art students and professionals that mainly work with computer animation, techniques that will enhance their artwork and portfolio. Offers demos in gouache and acrylic, as well as Photoshop sessions, giving the readers a better sense of how to create and prepare their artwork for the animation, film and entertainment industry. Contains beautiful, yet practical imagery that gives the reader not only technical guidance, but valuable information to the animation industry as well as artistic inspiration.