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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps
  • Publication: 01 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218234
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £15.99
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Dynamic Seascapes

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How to paint seas and skies with drama and energy by Judith Yates

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Book Description

Artists wishing to capture the excitement and power of the sea in their artwork will find this book invaluable. Judith Yates uses a mix of traditional and more experimental techniques to create her dynamic seascapes, all of which are explained in clear, step-by-step sequences, annotated examples and Judith's stunning artworks.

With sections on colour, composition, and creating atmosphere, this book is a comprehensive approach to painting the tumultuous ocean with a mix of acrylics, watercolour and acrylic inks. Judith's varied, mixed media approach gives this book wide appeal to watercolour and acrylics artists looking to expand their creative horizons.

This book demystifies all aspects of painting the sea, including details on the form and anatomy of a wave; bringing light, atmosphere and drama into the sky; and choosing colours to create a mood. It also provides a great source of inspiration to artists who are drawn to the sea as a subject for their own paintings.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
My inspiration 8
Materials 14
Colour 24
Understanding the sea 32
Mark-making 40
Expression and dynamism 50

Wild seascape - Step-by-step project 70

Shimmering mist - Step-by-step project 84

Composition 96
Compositional basics 98, Point of view 100, Creating drama 104, Skies and light 110, Foreground: added elements 116, Texture, tricks and illusions 122

Creating mood and atmosphere 128
Elements of atmosphere 128, Stormy raging seas 130, Misty, ethereal atmosphere 132, Calm, shimmering waters 134, Dreamy atmosphere 136, Brooding mystery 138, Dreamy nostalgia 140

Afterword 142
Index 144

About the Author

About Judith Yates

Judith Yates has worked as a professional artist since graduating from a fine-art painting degree course. She sells her work both privately and through a number of art galleries. Running parallel to her artistic practice, she runs painting workshops from her home studio, and tutors on art holidays in the Dordogne, France. Judith also works with several art societies, holding workshops and demonstrating a range of painting processes. She works from her busy studio at home using an array of techniques and media to recreate the sensual pleasures of the landscape and atmosphere of the coast.

Judith lives in Coventry, UK. To learn more about Judith's work visit her www.judithyates.com.

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