Color and Light

A Guide for the Realist Painter

Author: James Gurney

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740797719

Category: Art

Page: 224

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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist
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Creative Approaches to Painting

An Inspirational Resource for Artists

Author: Marjorie Sarnat

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486834476

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Discover how to find and keep your inspiration and how to advance your visual style with this collection of more than 200 imaginative ideas for painting. Students, teachers, and professionals alike can benefit from this guide, which suggests clever and resourceful concepts for paintings and shows how to identify sources of inspiration. In addition to tips on ways to organize ideas, it proposes unusual methods with innovative materials and offers advice, answers, and techniques for artists of every style. Award-winning artist and author Marjorie Sarnat encourages artists to make this book their own by highlighting entries, tagging pages, and jotting down their own ideas in the margins and on the note pages provided. This immensely useful volume will complement any studio or classroom reference library and provide a reading companion for visual artists. The practical and imaginative suggestions offer artists an opportunity to do more — and to do it better.
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Art Studio Secrets

More Than 300 Tools and Techniques to Inspire Creativity

Author: Marjorie Sarnat

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486836231

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Outstanding refresher course in creative thinking presents more than 300 methods and techniques for helping artists find a new angle for an existing style or get past a creative block.
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Dinotopia (Limited Edition)

A Land Apart from Time -- 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: James Gurney

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 1606600230

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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When James Gurney's Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time first appeared in 1992, it was immediately hailed as a fully imagined world of the caliber of J. R. R. Tolkien. Gurney's premise — of an undiscovered island where a race of mystical humans co-exists in harmony with intelligent dinosaurs — has been since reiterated over and over in numerous films and by scores of other writers. Now, Calla Editions brings Gurney's spectacular artistry to a new generation in this 20th anniversary edition. Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, Gurney's dramatic panoramas of Dinotopia and close-up character studies of its inhabitants — both human and saurian — take on new vitality. And as a tale of high adventure and discovery told as entries and sketches in journal form, Dinotopia presents a shipwrecked visitor's glimpse into an imagined social order, a culture, and even a cooperative interspecies technology that will satisfy lovers of fantasy and science fiction of all persuasions. This edition includes a new Afterword written by author James Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies and maquettes he used in developing his paintings. This signed, numbered edition, limited to 250 copies, includes a deluxe slipcase.
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Anders Zorn, 101 Etchings

Author: Anders Zorn

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486835502

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The "painters' painter," Anders Zorn (1860–1920) studied at the Stockholm Royal Academy of Art and took up residence in London and Paris, where he established an international roster of high-society clients. His striking portraits rivaled those of his contemporary John Singer Sargent in their popularity. Zorn excelled at both watercolor and oil painting, and his etchings are of the highest quality. Uninhibited by the limitations of the medium, the Swedish artist exhibited complete mastery of the plate, bending the art form to suit his own direction. His etchings display the same characteristics and likeness of his paintings, consisting chiefly of portraits and genre scenes. This collection of Zorn's finest etchings, which date from 1883 to 1918, features art from the 1922 Verlag Ernst Arnold edition. An ideal showcase of Zorn's artistic style and technical ability, this book provides a captivating gallery of people in repose and in motion—making music, riding horses, boating, and swimming. Some of the etchings are nude, others depict the fashions of the day. This new edition is enriched by a Foreword by James Gurney, author of Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter and Imaginative Realism.
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Dinotopia

The World Beneath

Author: James Gurney,Michael Brett-surman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 1606600338

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 183

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Four years after being shipwrecked on the island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father explores the legendary caverns of the World Beneath.
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Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara

Author: James Gurney

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 1606601008

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Professor Denison and Bix, his dinosaur companion, are summoned to the forbidden empire of Chandara but, having lost their invitation, must travel penniless and in disguise through spectacular sights and memorable scenes. Includes a new afterword by the author.
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Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time

20th Anniversary Edition

Author: James Gurney

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 1606600222

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

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Shipwrecked in the strange, unknown world of Dinotopia, a scientist and his young son, Will, discover a land in which humans and an ancient race of dinosaurs have lived together for centuries.
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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849017697

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In this the twenty-fourth edition of his celebrated annual Mammoth Book of Best New SF (its 28th as The Year's Best SF in the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois presents 33 of 2010's most outstanding pieces of short science fiction, along with his typically informative notes on each author. Many are the work of award-winning writers, but there are also some surprising newcomers. The collection is prefaced, as ever, by Dozois's Summation of 2010 in SF, a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends.
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