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Gina dada
10-25-2014, 05:33 PM
Hi:)
I am looking for several books which I can study old masters techniques of one tonal painting. Hope you can share some titles or autors.
Thanks!

Harold Roth
10-25-2014, 07:58 PM
I was looking for such info recently and ended up putting together a bunch of info I found a couple sites plus a book about oil painting:

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Still-Life-Painting-Contemporary/dp/0823034488/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414277730&sr=1-5&keywords=still+lifes

That book has bits and bobs in it about underpainting. I also found this website to be very helpful:

http://www.google.com/url?url=http://howtopaintyourownvermeer.jonathanjanson.com/Underpainting.doc&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=ACpMVN3IDZGMyATFh4DgAQ&ved=0CBQQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNEgp6ezlJ_gFdfSgCddVJdeg1bCIQ

I tried this technique, using multiple glazes of raw umber instead of a bunch of different values of it. It allowed me to make a very detailed painting and then go over it with transparent glazes for local color. It's a cool technique.

DMSS
10-26-2014, 09:01 AM
I was looking for such info recently and ended up putting together a bunch of info I found a couple sites plus a book about oil painting:

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Still-Life-Painting-Contemporary/dp/0823034488/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414277730&sr=1-5&keywords=still+lifes

That book has bits and bobs in it about underpainting. I also found this website to be very helpful:

http://www.google.com/url?url=http://howtopaintyourownvermeer.jonathanjanson.com/Underpainting.doc&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=ACpMVN3IDZGMyATFh4DgAQ&ved=0CBQQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNEgp6ezlJ_gFdfSgCddVJdeg1bCIQ

I tried this technique, using multiple glazes of raw umber instead of a bunch of different values of it. It allowed me to make a very detailed painting and then go over it with transparent glazes for local color. It's a cool technique.

The second link you posted is to a download. Who is the author, and where might I find more information? Is there a web page link you can post? Looks interesting. I have started to work more with underpainting and I seem to get better results when I start this way.

Harold Roth
10-26-2014, 09:23 AM
It's part of a book called "How to Paint Your Own Vermeer" by Jonathan Janson.

http://howtopaintyourownvermeer.jonathanjanson.com/

I have not bought the book, just read this section that is a free download from his site as a sample of the book.

Charlie's Mum
10-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Welcome to the forum and to WEtCanvas.

This thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268085)in our Information Kiosk might also be of some help.

DMSS
10-26-2014, 10:00 AM
It's part of a book called "How to Paint Your Own Vermeer" by Jonathan Janson.

http://howtopaintyourownvermeer.jonathanjanson.com/

I have not bought the book, just read this section that is a free download from his site as a sample of the book.
Thanks.

Gina dada
11-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Thank you all people :)