Oil & Acrylic
Clouds & Skies: Learn to paint step by step
By William F Powell
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9780929261485, 32pp.)
Publication Date: January 2003
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Whether sunny and blue, tinged with dusky gray, or filled with rolling thunderheads, the sky as an artistic subject has captivated painters for ages. In this guide, renowned artist William F. Powell gives insight into creating realistic skies as he teaches you how to develop depth and add drama to a variety of beautiful skyscapes in oil. You will learn about different types of clouds and cloud formations as well as various step-by-step techniques for painting them. Best of all, this comprehensive guide is fully packed with gorgeous paintings of the sky in all its moods, from sunrise and sunset to everything in between! Beginners and experienced artists alike will appreciate this handy reference.
William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited-edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. His experience as an instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel with subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still life, portraiture, and wildlife. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.