Oil & Acrylic
Sunsets: Master the art of painting colorful and dramatic skies
By Tom Swimm
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600582424, 32pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
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Artists, photographers, and lovers alike are drawn to the warm, romantic tones of the Golden Hour. In this book, talented artist Tom Swimm shows aspiring artists how to effectively capture the drama of sunsets in oil or acrylic. Readers can find tips on choosing a color palette, taking photo references, and creating a convincing interplay of light and shadow. Tom also guides aspiring artists step by step through a number of beautiful sunset paintings, from coastal scenes to charming landscapes.
Tom Swimm has felt an instinctive need to paint since his early childhood. Although he is self-taught, he has long been inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Monet, and Hopper, and he considers these masters his teachers. Tom's first one-man exhibition was at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. His work has also been displayed in several other California galleries, at ArtExpo New York, and at the APPAF Exhibition in Paris, France. His paintings have also appeared on the cover of Skyward Marketing's in-flight magazine in 2001, as well as on the cover of Artist's Magazine in 1992. And Tom's work is currently featured in several Walter Foster Publishing titles