Book - Tom Lynch's Watercolor Rescue by Tom Lynch
SAVE YOUR FAILED PAINTINGS AND MASTER THE SKILLS FOR CREATING ART
This book is designed for every artist, regardless of the medium they paint in. All of us at one time or another have had a failed painting or two; we start over again only to arrive at the same failing point.
Within the chapters, you will view actual 'before and after' paintings incorporating many different styles and subject matter. There are simple explanations which will help you learn not only how to correct old paintings, but make better choices as you begin to prepare future paintings.
TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS
1 - COMPOSITION
Preparing a plan before you start will dramatically increase the success rate of all your paintings
What are some of the rules and some of the choices in Composition? By keeping to your plan you’ll make better decisions from the very beginning.
2 - UNITY
Create a common bond between all the elements
It is important for the artist to have all parts and areas of the painting relate or harmonize with one another.
3 - COLOR
Add dramatic color and you also add excitement
Color can enhance, embellish and create excitement in your paintings, offering various forms of expression.
4 - DESIGN
Use powerful shapes to create better designed paintings
Neither the technical skills, nor the craftsmanship of the artist can rescue a bad design.
5 - IMPACT AREA
Show what’s important and turn your pictures into paintings
An artist’s mission is to have one area or section of the painting be more interesting than any other. This gives the viewer a sense of direction by prioritising where to look.
6 - CREATIVITY
Go for the unexpected instead of the ordinary
How you can boost your creativity and give your unique edge over the art being done by most other artists.
7 - VALUE
Use strong color changes to get attention
What happens when you exaggerate the lights and darks? Pre-plan the value sequence to work out the best way to utilize tone.
Book Reference No.:B297
Book Cover: Hard Cover
Book Specs: 8 1/2" x 11
No. of Pages: 128
About the Author
When you look at Tom Lynch's paintings, be prepared to surrender your imagination to an exciting world of shimmering color and captivating mood. Characterized by a romantic quality of unusual and dramatic lighting, each painting is infused with a feeling for the passing of time and the essence of the moment. Whether his subjects be secluded woods, a sparkling winter day, a turbulent sky or a serene lake, Tom has developed the skill to capture that essence on paper.
In addition to being a successful painter, Tom is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing his students’ individual needs. For 30 years, students from all over the world have attended his successful workshops. When Tom speaks, he talks openly and candidly, sharing everything he knows about art with his students.
In his five award-winning PBS television series and numerous videos, Tom has been happy to share his expertise and knowledge with his students. He has written five books on watercolor, and his latest, 'Tom Lynch’s Watercolor Secrets', has received national and international acclaim. In Tom's books, TV series, tapes and workshops, he taps into the creative process, prodding the creative instinct, gently pushing the student to explore and fulfill his or her own artistic abilities. Many of them have gone on to become successful professionals in their own right.
Tom's credentials include election into the illustrious Society of American Impressionists and 'Who's Who in American Art', as well as signature membership in many national watercolor societies. Tom was honored with a solo exhibition in the American Embassy in Paris, France. He has been featured in numerous art publications, as well as the 'Wall Street Journal'. Tom's video production won a Bronze Award in the 'Telly' Competition, which focuses on video production and compares to the Academy Awards Program. Some of Tom's numerous awards include Landscape Artist of the Year and The Municipal Art League of Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence. Tom was the first American selected for Honorary Membership in the Canadian Watercolor Society. He was the featured artist for the men's, women's and seniors US Open Golf Championships and several PGA events and tournaments. Much of Tom's work has been published, and some of his best paintings are available as limited edition prints. It is no surprise that his paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Welcome to the watercolor world of Tom Lynch. Let him lead you on an exciting watercolor adventure in color, contrast and light!
For more information, contact the Tom Lynch studio by mail at 881 Shoreline Drive, Aurora IL 60504 USA; by phone at (630) 851-2652; by fax at (630) 851-2588; or on the web atwww.tomlynch.com