David Curtis is one of the most successful and loved artists in the UK. His books are bestsellers and in his latest publication he reveals the secrets of producing paintings with impact. His work, which is very much sought-after, is not showy but creates power and drama through subtle manipulation of a variety of painting techniques. His secrets for painting with impact are the sensitive consideration of balance and contrast in tone, colour, handling qualities and compositional elements.
Whether you're working on location with a limited palette or in the studio with all the time and materials at your disposal, the author demonstrates how to capture the essence of a subject matter and the mood or sense of the place, and how to emphasize those elements that will excite the viewer.
From selecting what to pian and how to simplify or dramatize those elements, to creating a strong sense of mood through choice of medium, colour and painting technique, the book covers a range inspiring locations, from marine subjects, beaches and harbours to city scenes, trees and the light of the Mediterranean.
128 pages; Hardcover.