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Title How to paint like Turner / edited by Nicola Moorby and Ian Warrell ; with artists Mike Chaplin and Tony Smibert ; [contributors Joyce Townsend, Rosalind Mallord Turner].

Imprint London : Tate Pub., c2010.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    759.2 HOW    Available
Description 143 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Rosalind Mallord Turner -- Getting to know Turner: Introduction -- Turner's training -- Turner's library -- Turner as a watercolourist -- Turner as a teacher -- Turner's materials -- A brief history of watercolour paints -- Turner's use of color -- Turner's yellows -- Mixing to create tonal ranges: green and purple -- Brushes, palettes and drawing implements -- Paper -- Sketchbooks -- Getting started: Modern materials you will need -- Introduction to watercolour -- Learning from Turner: Sky -- Water -- Fire -- Trees -- Buildings -- People and animals -- Mountains -- Sunrise and sunset -- Moonlight -- Chronology.
Summary "J.M.W. Turner is one of the greatest artists Britain has ever produced. His watercolours, with their extraordinary effects of shifting light and dramatic cloudscapes, are especially highly regarded. For the first time, the secrets of his technique are revealed, allowing present-day watercolourists to learn from his achievements. Uniquely, this book combines unrivalled knowledge of Turner's working methods from Tate curators and conservators with practical advice from some of the world's most respected watercolour experts. Each of the twenty-two thematic exercises is illustrated with one of Turner's works. Expert contemporary watercolourists then explain, step by step, how to paint a similar composition, learning from Turner's techniques. This book is packed with invaluable information, from the materials Turner used to achieve the masterpieces we know and love today, to the modern materials the twenty-first-century watercolourist will need if they aspire to take on similar subject matter. Backed by the authority of Tate, the world centre for Turner scholarship, with a glossary of technical terms and the highest quality colour reproductions, this is an invaluable resource both for lovers of Turner's art and of watercolour painting"--Back cover.
Subject Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting -- Technique.
Added Author Moorby, Nicola.
Warrell, Ian.
Chaplin, Mike.
Smibert, Tony.
Townsend, Joyce.
Turner, Rosalind Mallord.
ISBN 9781854378835 (pbk.)
185437883X (pbk.)

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