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On Location - Plein Air Painting In Pastel [Hardcover]

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In this helpful guide, one of the giants of landscape painting gives invaluable advice that will help artists make the most of plein air painting. Readers will find instruction on application methods, procedures, and techniques that work, as well as how to transport finished pastels so they aren't damaged; 6 full-length, step-by-step demonstrations painted on site showing readers how to evaluate a scene and capture the mood; and, guidance for making quick on-site reference sketches that can be turned into full-scale paintings back in the studio.

Once readers try these proven methods, they'll be so satisfied with their outdoor work that they'll want to go straight back out again.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.3" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Publisher   International Artist
ISBN  1929834594  
ISBN13  9781929834594  

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More About Richard McDaniel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rick McDaniel taught at the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University before working in International Development with the YMCA, where he as instrumental in creating the YMCA Peace Medallion. He is also the creator and driving force behind a five-part documentary series called '80/20: A Developing World' and coauthor of the textbook "A Two Way Approach to Understanding: Issues in Global Education". Dr. McDaniel describes himself as a Roman Catholic by birth and heritage and a Zen practitioner by nature and temperament. He studies at the Montreal Zen Center with teacher Albert Low.

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Love love love it  Feb 6, 2007
If you are inspired by nature but feel overwhelmed with information when you reach your painting site, then you must read this book. Richard McDaniel shows you how to see the structure behind the landscape. He presents you with a logical sequence of steps that allow you to focus on the important features without getting bogged down with details. The author describes his approach with precision and clarity. The examples of works in progress also help solidify your understanding by allowing you to virtually see the paintings come alive. There are also countless helpful hints for keeping yourself on track, like implementing practical organizational skills and working on value studies in the studio.
This is a great book. I'm still applying the lessons I've learned from it and I can see a definite improvement in some of my paintings. Thanks, Richard.
gorgeous colors  Jan 5, 2007
This beautifully executed book is not just for pastels. I use it for watercolor painting. The colors and layering are similar. Many, many breathtakingly beautiful artwork in this book. His work is excellent. If you aren't afraid to use deep, rich colors in your artwork, this is a very good book for ideas. I can't say enough about the use of color in this book. It is exquisite.
Excellent in every way on Plein Air Pastel painting  Oct 1, 2006
The paintings, text, color schemes in this beautiful book are exactly to my taste, as are his other books. I even bought his great american pastel set to go along and am fired up to go paint- not easy to get me motivated but I am now!
Review of "On Location: Plein air Painting in Pastel" - Deborah Chapin  Jun 28, 2005
As beautifully written as painted, this book "On Location" makes me want to paint in pastel even though I am a die hard oil painter of 25 years. Richard McDaniel will undoubtedly be recognized as one of the leading painters working on location in this era of plein air painting. As a painter he brings to the art world well composed, drawn, and executed works of art and yet never loses his sense of artistic touch in the delicate balance between bold color, subtle nuance and overlay upon this sound structure. What is all the more remarkable is his sense of paint, his touch and "brushwork" is as fresh, creamy and alive as any oil painter using the alla prima technique.

As a writer his skills match his range in drawing and painting with his ability to interpret, explain and diagram his method to others... no easy task. This text is richly illustrated and also organized with logic and layout, it shows a thorough understanding of the subject and a clear mind at work carrying the reader from one point to the next. Ideas flowing, the text is a reference book of information and far more than just a simple "how to".

I have seen all the great works of plein air painters of the past through exhibits in the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Metropolitan, Terra and the National Gallery during Carter Brown's era. Very few works by contemporary artists' stand up to my scrutiny on mental comparison to these works in touch, color, composition and technique as well as Richard's work. Any student or professional could benefit by adding "On Location" to their library and studying and reflecting upon this man's work.


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