Renowned artist, David Hyde, provides a clear and practical guide to using acrylics to create beautiful landscape paintings. Using over 70 step-by-step photographs and many inspirational pictures, he shows how to develop all the skills you need to become an accomplished landscape artist. The book includes information on composition, mixing greens, creating depth and techniques such as scumbling, dry brushing, misting and glazing.
Previously published as Step by Step Leisure Arts Landscapes in Acrylics, ISBN 978 1 84448 023 4
David Hyde is a self-taught artist who had a natural talent for drawing and painting since childhood. He discovered a great liking for demonstrating and enjoys travelling and meeting artists and art groups around the country. He now exhibits work locally and through national exhibitions in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool. He holds regular weekend workshops and organises painting breaks in both watercolour and acrylic. His interests include travelling and birdwatching, interests he shares with his wife Maureen. David lives in St Ives, Cambs. http://www.davidhyde.org.uk/
Introduction 4 Materials 6 - Paints; Mediums; Palettes; Brushes; Supports; Easels and outdoor equipment; Other materials Composition 10 - Golden section; Focal point; Eye level; L-shaped composition; U-shaped composition; S-shaped composition Colours 14 - Mixing greens; Colour and tone; Tonal underpainting Creating Depth 17 - Linear perspective; Aerial perspective Useful Techniques 18 - Scumbling; Dry brushing; Rigger brush; Bungee brush; Natural sponges; Splattering; Misting; Masking; Glazing; Colour shaper Seasons 20 Distant Mountains 22 - Step-by-step demonstration Still Water 32 - Step-by-step demonstration Ancient Tree 42 - Step-by-step demonstration Index 48