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Books in the SRJC Libraries relevant to the work of artist, Stephanie Sanchez.

An Introduction to Painting Landscapes: Technique, Light, Color, Composition, StyleAn Introduction to Painting Landscapes: Technique, Light, Color, Composition, Style

This work aims to introduce the reader to an appreciation of the art of landscape painting. Each section includes step-by-step projects which show not only a variety of subject matter but also different media. Works from contemporary artists help illustrate the principles under discussion. Helps readers see landscapes in different visual contexts and provides essential information on different techniques, media, and styles. Step-by-step demonstrations throughout by contemporary artists provide detailed and inspirational instruction.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND1342 .G68 1996


 

The Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every MediumThe Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every Medium

This book offers simple but powerful techniques for achieving a convincing illusion of depth and distance, whether it's a few inches in a still life or miles in a landscape. Start simple, with atmospheric perspective and intuitive techniques, and gradually progress to linear perspective and more complex challenges such as stairways, curves and reflections. Use the engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises to try out each essential concept for yourself, making lessons clearer and more memorable. Learn theories that apply to all mediums, with specific advice for achieving effects using acrylic, oil, watercolor and pencil. This book builds an easy-to-follow, ground-up understanding of how to turn a flat painting or drawing surface into a living, breathing, dimensional scene that lures viewers in.

Mahoney Library Call Number: NC750 .M485 2007

 


 

Intuitive Light: An Emotional Approach to Capturing the Illusion of Value, Form, Color and SpaceIntuitive Light: An Emotional Approach to Capturing the Illusion of Value, Form, Color and Space

This work breaks down the science of light into basic, easy-to-understand concepts. It exploresuch areas as perceiving and interpreting the visual world, reality andllusion, mood and atmosphere. Each of the book's four parts is written sohat you can read it from beginning to end or focus on specific topics. In part one, the authors describe how to fully appreciate light. Part two details how patterns of light and shade are treated and shows why the quality of light in a painting is essential. In part three, the authors discuss the various mediums available to you and how your choices influence the results you achieve. Part four reveals how to create paintings with a life of their own.

Doyle Library Call Number: TT880 .M53 2005


 

The Artist and The Camera: Degas to PicassoThe Artist and The Camera: Degas to Picasso

Artists discovered and explored the artistic and practical applications of photography at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. This book explores the highly individual ways some of the most influential artists of the period put this "wondrous new medium" to use in their painting and sculpture and shows how they enfolded photographs into their creative processes. Paintings, sculpture, and photographs by such artists as Bonnard, Brancusi, Degas, Gauguin, Khnopff, Moreau, Mucha, Munch, Picasso, Rodin, Rosso, Vallotton, von Stuck, and Vuillard are discussed and reproduced. The book also includes an array of photographs by great masters (Steichen, Nadar, Muybridge) and lesser-known figures.

Doyle Library Call Number: N72.P5 K67 1999

Perspective and Other Drawing SystemPerspective and Other Drawing Systems

The authors of this book aim to "present and define all drawing systems," a task which they accomplish remarkably well in a short space. They begin with a brief discussion of schematic representations, but most of the book is devoted to systems which use geometric projection to represent the world of three dimensions on two dimensional surfaces. This is not a manual of practical techniques for artists to follow, but artists may find it useful and interesting as a catalog of possible approaches to problems of representational drawing.

Doyle Library Call Number: NC735 .D82 1983

 


 

Unexpected Beauty: The Paintings of Stephanie SanchezUnexpected Beauty: The Paintings of Stephanie Sanchez

This is an exhibition catalog for the works of Stephanie Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez is considered to be one of the finest representational painters working in California today. Her art is a product of a vision that is rooted in the history and tradition of painting and builds upon them They are works of art that ignore trends and fashions. They attempt to reestablish the value of looking and of seeing as a primary role for a painter.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND237 .S4 A4 2000

 


 

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old MastersSecret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

David Hockney explains how he uncovered piece after piece of scientific and visual evidence, each one yielding further revelations about the past. With the benefit of his painter's eye, he examines the major works of art history and reveals the truth of how artiste such as Caravaggio, Velazquez, van Eyck, Holbein, Leonardo and Ingres used mirrors and lenses to help them create their famous masterpieces. Hundreds of paintings and drawings - among them the best-known and best-loved works in the history of Western art - are reproduced and accompanied by Hockney's infectious and enthusiastic descriptions. His own photographs and drawings illustrate the various methods used by past artists to capture accurate likenesses, and present the results they would have achieved.

Mahoney Library Call Number: ND1471 .H63 2001


 

Color: An Introduction to Practice and PrinciplesColor: An Introduction to Practice and Principles

Provides a solid foundation to the fundamentals of color science, this new edition contains thorough explanations of key technical concepts concerning light, human vision, and color perception phenomena, provides broad coverage of color order systems, examines color reproduction technologies and techniques, and offers a historical review of the development of color theory and art. This book provides a concise, non-mathematical introduction to color science and technology, in an easy-to-read, conversational style. A useful glossary of important terms is included.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND1488 .K82 2005