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Basic painting 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]

Understanding the aims
Why Illusion?
Painting metals
gold and chrome
silver and copper
What is photo-realism?
photo-realism
The grape, the cherry and the eye!
The eye completed
Brushstrokes
the painterly effect (Virgil Elliott)
the painterly effect (William Whitaker)
What makes a masterpiece?
Perspective
some advanced perspective
rivers lakes and ponds
Applications
the golden mean
computers and painting [2]
Painting fur,linen,satin,silk,gauze
drawing
texture
paint application
Color
what color to use
hue
saturation
psychology and the adjacent effect
harmony
color mixing and psychology
Practical painting
The earth, a smaller place? [2][3]
Roses [2] [3]
Personal paintings used here
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