Painting with Impact-David Curtis
David Curtis reveals the secrets of producing paintings with impact. Dramatic paintings of plein-air and studio work in both watercolour and oils inspire the reader throughout, while step-by-step examples demonstrate key stages of the painting process. Whatever the subject, whether boats, harbours, landscapes, figures, towns or cities, discover how to use composition, mood and interpretation to create paintings with real impact.
Whether it's a landscape, seascape, or city scene, David Curtis's paintings capture the beauty of natural light. In a unique instructional guide for professional and amateur alike, he divulges all his secrets: selecting the subject and finding the best way to dramatize form; establishing a mood through medium and technique; and using a color palette that best achieves the desired impact. With these elements in mind, he takes the reader through the creation of several paintings (and includes stunning images of the works in progress and finished pieces), explaining the key choices made along the way.
About the Author:
David Curtis is one of the country's best-known painters, with a number of prestigious art awards. His work is widely exhibited and is also published as fine-art cards and prints. He is the author of the bestselling Light and Mood in Watercolours and Capturing the Moment in Oils.
Hardcover, 128 pages