Capturing Light in Acrylics Paperback – 16 Jun 2006
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About the Author
John Hammond studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Bath Academy of ARt. H e began working as a professional artist in 1982, since when his paintings have attracted increasing interest, with sell-out exhibitions in some of the UK's most distinguished galleries. His work is now prized by collectors around the world. Co-writer Robin Capon is a well-known art journalist and he is the author of 19 books on art, including Light and Mood in Watercolour (with David Curtis).
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No wasted pages filled with colour or tonal 'exercises' using pears and apples. Hooray! More space for the excellent paintings.
Yet it all seems to be there. He leads us through his own process of making his paintings, generously imparting valuable information along the way, with sections on 'Practical Considerations, 'Interpreting Light', 'Subjects and Inspiration' and 'Developing Ideas' - each section dealing with a number of useful topics.
It is not very often one can read this type of book from cover to cover, but here the text is informative, interesting and relevant. A little short on humour maybe, but John is obviously an artist who is passionate about the medium he works in, and the subjects he chooses, and gets this across. Acrylic is no longer a poor substitute for oils, or an inferior medium, or difficult to use. Some of us knew this already, but if looking at this book does not convince you, then nothing will!
The paintings are stunning. Forget wishy washy pale greens and dull browns, the works absolutely glow with light and colour, but are never garish or gaudy. The brushwork is impressionistic without being sloppy, which suits the subjects very well, and no doubt as intended, does indeed capture the light.Read more ›
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Well written straightforward guide with inspiring illustrationsPublished 4 months ago by Richard Johns
This book is an excellent tutorial in painting with the medium of Acrylics. I have learnt so much from it and can highly recommend it to others interested in painting in this... Read morePublished on 16 April 2013 by Mrs. Nuala Wainwright
Bought this for my wife who has just started painting in acrylics and she seems to e very pleased with it.Published on 10 Jan. 2011 by Dixon