In this innovative approach to Impressionism and its methods, Jonathan Stephenson’s instruction enables amateurs the world over to paint like the Impressionists. Vibrantly illustrated in colour throughout, both with well-known works of art and step-by-step examples, the book shows how the masters achieved their diverse effects and how their ideas and styles can be adapted to today’s tastes. Sections on the artists provide fascinating insights into individual techniques: learn how Monet produced his oil colour sketches, or how Sisley created his atmospheric landscapes. With an introduction providing the historical background to Impressionism, and a comprehensive section on artists’ materials, this is a highly practical book that will appeal both to beginners and more experienced artists, as well as to the many thousands of of people inspired by the brilliance and beauty of Impressionist painting.
Table of Contents
Introduction: First Impressions • Part 1: Materials • Part 2: Techniques: The Impressionists at Work; Landscape; Water Scenes; Still Life; Figures; Portraits
About the Author
Jonathan Stephenson is also the author of Paint with the Watercolour Masters and The Materials and Techniques of Painting, both published byThames & Hudson.