|Ann Templeton is proud to announce her new book , Color and Beyond. Unlike her
first book, The Art of Ann Templeton: A Step Beyond, which is a
collector’s item; Color and Beyond is a how-to-paint book, based on her
forty-year career as an acclaimed artist and teacher. However, it is also a
“step beyond,” going deeper into the art of color than is possible in her
workshop lectures, organizing her approach to painting an orderly set of
concepts and techniques.
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Color and Beyond also includes photos of Ann painting in a
step-by-step instructional way and examples of art by well-known artists that
illustrate the points Ann makes in the book. It is also full of delightful
quotes of artists through the centuries.
The book’s outline:
- Why Paint?
- How Many Paintings till I’m Good?
- Art and the World Around Us
- Inspiration and the Moment
- Right and Left Brain Thinking?
- Some Painting Terminology
- Four Painting Styles:
- Abstract Expressionism
- Studying with Art Teachers
- The Concept of the “Three Bears” in Painting
- Are There Rules in Painting?
- Some Definitions
- The Three Properties of Color
- The Three Primary Colors and Gray
- Pigments and Color Composition
- Relationships to Think About
- Color and Temperature
- Value: dark and light
- A Note about Black
- Transparent vs. Opaque
- An Explosion of Color
- Recession and Aggression in Color
- Color Harmony
- Color and Design
- Playing Light
- Pushing Color
- What is Value?
- Value and Key
- Different Approaches to Value
- With Which Value Should I Begin?
- The Range of Values
- How Do I Maintain Proper Values?
- Holding Form with Value
- Half Tones
ABSTRACTION & NON-OBJECTIVE PAINTING
- Abstract, Non-Objective and Representational Art
- The Emotion of Painting
- Alla Prima and Abstraction
- Seeking Surprise
- Finding a Painting Style
- Techniques of Simplification
- The Impact of Drawing on Abstraction
PREPARING TO PAINT
- Selecting Easels
- Selecting Brushes
- Selecting Canvases
- Selecting Your Medium
- Laying Out the Palette
- Mixing Color
- The Use of Turpentine
- Protecting Paint on the Palette
- Cleaning Brushes
THE PAINTING PROCESS
- Your Conceptual Toolbox
- What Should I Paint?
- Ten Things to Think About Before Painting
- Doing the Lay-in
- Thin to Thick
- When is the Painting Finished?
- Applying the Signature
- Varnishing the Finished Painting
- The Business of Art
- Competitions, Awards & Prizes
- Art and Spirituality
- Keep Moving
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