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Hagan, John - Painting Beyond Fashion - Painting And Drawing Principles And Techniques

Hagan, John - Painting Beyond Fashion - Painting And Drawing Principles And Techniques

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PAINTING BEYOND FASHION
Basic painting and drawing principles and techniques from the Renaissance
to the present
by John Hagan
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Intro - Learning to look
1. aerial perspective -6 lessons

perspective - the basics
perspective - lets go outside
veils of atmosphere
sunrise and sunset
reverse sunset and night
clouds, mist and other veils

2. color - 2 lessons
color the hows and whys
color a different approach
3. looking harder - 3 lessons
painting waves[2]
shadows and transparency
4. light and shade - 4 lessons

backlight works its magic
side light and turning points
front light, and artist's light
cascading light and shade

5. drawing texture design-6 lessons

drawing and proportion [2][3]
pattern and texture
design and golden mean [2]

6. analysis -5 lessons

what to paint and why
analysis of 'girl with pearl earing'
depth of field
abstract and texture work
chaos and disorder

7. practical application -31 lessons
practical painting [2][3][4][5][6][7]
portraiture [2][3][4]

demo Alexander [2][3][4][5][6]
demo nude [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
framing and selling [2][3][4]

8. personal paintings used here
press [here] for giclee prints
advanced art lessons

Send a short message with the phrase "please e-mail" if you'd like to read news of new free art lessons, new
paintings(no more often than monthly) \u00a92000 All artork is by John Hagan unless attributed or known pre- 20th
century masterpieces!NEW Information for new CD releases!

LATEST: A full view of all paintings available as prints can be seen by pressinghere.
FIRST THE PEARL - A LESSON IN HOW TO LOOK AT
THINGS

An apprentice painter might learn how to hold a brush, mix colors or how to use a palette knife, but it matters
nothing if the same person does not learn how to 'look' at things, and to look with the eye of someone who
wants to explain the world in terms of paint. After many years of learning to 'look' we come to understand
the nature of things and how they relate to each other.

This first lesson is an entertaining introduction to give you some idea of what I mean by 'looking'. Don't be
too worried if the world I now introduce seems alien at first, because as you progress with the lessons, you
will begin to understand that the real joy of painting is not so much occupying your hands, as truly
understanding the laws, the lights and shades, and the memories of all the things around you.

OK, I think I remember what a pearl looks like. Ah, its been so long between pearls. I will try to construct
one from memory, first principles and logic.

To begin, let us imagine the largest pearl in the world sits on a red table in a room with a blue ceiling. I am the viewer and I view the perl from the front while behind me is a window. Outside it is a fine bright sunny day.

Now if the pearl was someone elses 'eye' we must imagine what it would see!!.
It would see me, basic and a little crude - but that dosen't matter at this stage?
The window in the same condition.

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