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Dramatic Color in the Landscape: Painting Land and Light in Oil and Pastel [Kindle Edition]

Brian Keeler
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Fill your paintings with spring light, winter scenes, autumn ambiance, summer sunsets, and more!

Dramatic Color in the Landscape will help you to discover ways to enliven your paintings with the brilliant color of your favorite seasons while exploring simple yet effective color concepts and ideas evident in everyday and dramatic lighting situations. Learn to continually evolve and improve upon your landscape compositions, step by step, with countless helpful tips and techniques designed to help you express your interpretation of any given scene.

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About the Author

Brian Keeler paints landscapes, still life, figures and portraits in oil, pastel and watercolor; his teaching includes giving workshops at various schools and art associations as well as courses at Keystone College. His work is represented at several galleries and has appeared in feature articles in American Artist magazine and Pastelogram.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 140189 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (18 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JX12JWY
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jeff Walmsley VINE VOICE
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Brian Keeler's work has a poster-like quality, which I happen to find attractive. Browsing through his book on arrival, many of the illustrations, especially those in the panoramic format, evoked a nostalgic recollection of those works of art one used to find decorating the compartments of passenger trains, more years ago than I care to admit, extolling the virtues of Britain's many scenic places. The book's cover could well have graced the cover of one of the thick, old-fashioned railway timetables of those days. Taste in art is a very personal thing, and whilst some may find this style anathema, others will share my view.

The author is an unashamed colourist, and earns multiple brownie-points from me on that score alone. Whilst again a personal thing, I find it depressing the way in which certain artists take all those bright pigments and turn them into dull, dark works which need a spotlight for proper viewing. I like gaiety on my walls - there's enough gloom in the world without creating more. This artist, by contrast, is determined to create joy.

Although an American publication, some of the landscapes of upstate NY and Pennsylvania could well have been painted in this country, complete with black and white cows. His subject-matter is wide and varied, however, embracing coastal and rural landscapes, town and cityscapes, woodlands and waterfalls, nocturnes. and even a few from Venice, Rome and Tuscany. Within the limits of such a volume, the advice given is comprehensive, sensible and well-organised, and the book's layout and design is pretty much impeccable, being, for once, pleasing devoid of extravegant gimmicks.

Altogether a refreshing new addition to the wealth of how-to-do-it works on painting, for newcomers and collectors alike,
and although devoted to oil and pastels, of equal value to the acrylic painter. Some watercolourists might even find it helpful...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Oct. 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book 28 Oct. 2014
By Sherry - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this book!!! Love his color use and composition style. The photo colors are so accurate and they are high resolution so you can blow them up!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a pleasure to own this book 17 Jun. 2014
By John R. Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
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Fabulous book. Lots of pictures and clear instructions. It is fun to follow along and learn how to do landscapes with truly brilliant colors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 30 May 2014
By iris flower - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely beautiful colors! Landscapes don't have to be pale and monochromatic.I am very happy to have this book in my collection!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource 19 July 2014
By WcFritz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been reading a few other art books and this book has been the best book for me. The author makes it all very understandable and is very inspiring. The paint alongs are great, and all the other artwork in this book is a style I really like. Thank you for this book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 Jan. 2015
By Naught Less - Published on Amazon.com
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Very exciting book and in great condition.
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