Conversations in Paint A Notebook of Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 156305664X
ISBN-13: 9781563056642
Edition: 1995
Authors: Charles Dunn
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Description: A fresh introduction to the fundamentals, this is part painter's sketchbook, part philosopher's journal, part instructor's primer. If you paint, it will give new insight into your work. If you don't paint, it will inspire you.

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

A fresh introduction to the fundamentals, this is part painter's sketchbook, part philosopher's journal, part instructor's primer. If you paint, it will give new insight into your work. If you don't paint, it will inspire you.

Introduction
Seeing
See for Yourself Seven Ways the Artist Sees
The Language of Painting Aesthetic Conventions
Seeing in Symbols Form Follows
Function Style Exotic Locations and Local
Equivalents Learning from the Masters
Looking at Paintings
Tastes Change
Principles
The Fatigue Mutations Design-Contrast
Gradation Theme and Variations-Major and Minor Themes
Restraint Every Picture is Not a Painting Center of Interest
Design Principles May Combine Pattern Organizing Principles
Element Patterns
Combining Patterns
Organizing Patterns
Balance Passage and Counterchange Patterns of Clarity and Interest Type
Instinctive Types
Acquired Types
Formal Types
Using Type Emotion
Mood Stimulating Emotion
Organizing Emotion
Materials
Color
Basic Characteristics Color in Nature and Paint
The Three-Value System
Relative Clarity
Secondary Characteristics Color Relationships
Balance and Organization
Seven Ways to Use Color
Open and Closed Color Line
Generating a Line
The Language of Line Lost and Found Edges
Hierarchy of Edges Texture
The Golden Section Mass Form
Description and Surface Texture
Figure and Ground Volume
The Picture Box Perspective Defined
One-Point Perspective
Two- and Three-Point Perspectives
Proportional Division
Uphill and Downhill Illusions
Compromise Perspectives Overlap
Perspective Aerial
Perspective Light and Shade Scale Volume Control
Look Into, Look Through, Look Over
The Sense of Space
The Bridge
Style, the Bridge from Theory to Practice
Personal Profile Procedure Planning
The Notated Sketch
The Plan View Pattern Schemes
Format and Horizon Point of View and Key Color Plans
Composition
Drawing
Painting
The Underpainting Notan: The Second Layer
Layering Editing-Spotting: The Final Darks Calligraphy
The Line-and-Wash Job Framing
The Crit Fine Points Learning
The Purpose of Learning Apperceptive Mass
The Gateway to Learning
The Pathway to Memory
The Pleasure of Practice
The Autonomous Stage
The Antidote to Tension Picture
Credits
Bibliography

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