Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Painting from Sketches Photographs and the Imagination
by Don Rankin

"The best paintings are made when artists are inspired by an event, a situation, or a moment in nature, and want to capture this feeling in their art. This book shows you how to plan for and create a painting that has strong emotional impact rather than one that simply illustrates. This is a workshop book in which the emphasis is on the painting process, on the manipulation of such tangible tools as photographs and sketches to attain a specific painting goal. Here you learn how to make the leap from the ordinary to the inspired. Through a series of lessons, Don Rankin traces the development of successful, evocative paintings. He begins by thoroughly analyzing his working methods, and demonstrates taking, making, and assembling photographs and sketches to create a finished work that has real impact. Following the basic working procedure, Rankin builds on his analysis of the painting in progress with lessons on exploring negative and positive shapes, looking for a strong composition, working with available light, making the transition from value to colour, planning whites in your work, freezing the action, and balancing light, color, and texture. In the final section of the book Rankin looks at the unique and elusive role played by the artist's imagination. Among the concerns he deals with are: using colour in a personal way; imagining the past; ways to enhance reality with imaginative effects; translating the inspirational moment into paint; and the importance and practical development of memory and feeling."

Hardback, 1987, 143pages, very good condition

I have many books on sale, please check my listings or search aabooks with your keyword. I am happy to combine and save postage for you.
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • P&P All NZ upto 4 auctions$5.50
  • Free Shipping in NZ for 5 auctions or more$0.00
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit