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How to paint fast, loose & bold : simple techniques for expressive painting / Patti Mollica.
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How to paint fast, loose and bold
ISBN:
9781440342103
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2018]
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Abstract:
Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye up close. In this book, artist and workshop teacher Patti Mollica walks you through surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, whatever your subject.
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Bold
Exciting
Powerful
A new level of artistic expression!

Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye up close. In this book, artist and workshop teacher Patti Mollica walks you through surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, whatever your subject.

Complete with timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations, this book is for any artist who feels overwhelmed by where to start or daunted by the urge to paint everything in sight. Patti Mollica's mindful approach will lead you to better, bolder results, as well as greater confidence and joy in the process. So load your palette with ample paint, grab some fat brushes and get ready to paint fast, paint loose, paint bold.
Start with a strong, simple value statement Get expressive with color Be brave with your brushwork 5 technique exercises 5 start-to-finish painting demonstrations Paint fearlessly!


Author Notes

Patti Mollica is a popular painter, author and art instructor from Nyack, NY. She has published three books for Walter-Foster and created two step-by-step instruction videos for ArtistsNetwork.tv.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Choosing Suppliesp. 6
1 Creating a Strong Foundationp. 8
2 From Value to Colorp. 34
3 Color Mixing for Unityp. 56
4 Brushworkp. 84
5 Painting Fast, Loose & Boldp. 102
Indexp. 124
About the Authorp. 126
Dedication & Acknowledgmentsp. 127