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Art et peinture

Get Lit! Directional Lighting for Dramatic Paintings

Use value effectively to achieve strong lighting and dramatic color. By Kathleen S. Giles I masked the sunstruck areas on the figure and then applied color through pouring and brushwork in Even the Angels Cried (watercolor on paper, 22 x 30), which offers an example of toplighting. I’ve been painting with and teaching watercolor for years, […]

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Art et peinture

Daud Akhriev’s Beach Paintings Capture Summer Joy

Beach Games II by Daud Akhriev, oil, 16 x 30, 2020. Daud Akhriev’s beach paintings transport us to the glories and sensual pleasures of summer days. Working in multiple media—oil, watercolor, pastel, even mosaic and bronze, Akhriev has a keen understanding for rendering shapes. And he uses this unique talent to particular effect when depicting […]