Dramatic Light


Paint Eye-Catching Art in Watercolor and Oil by Patrick Howe

Features two of the most popular mediums with two popular mediums and a favorite topic, Dramatic Light is sure to become a staple on every artist’s bookshelf. This guide shows painters how to capture the elusive quality of light and make their work glow from within.

Highlights include:

  • Instruction in both watercolor and oils
  • 23 step-by-step demonstrations on seeing and painting light
  • An in-depth look at basic light principles: transparency, translucency, luminosity and reflections
  • Gorgeous transparent and translucent subjects such as glass jars, sheer curtains, stained-glass windows and water

    Artists at every level will come away with a better understanding of light—and more dramatic paintings!

    An award-winning illustrator, designer and fine artist, Patrick Howe has been painting for more than 20 years. He exhibits his work frequently, and it’s held in both private and corporate collections. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

    hc, 220 color illus., 20 b&w illus., 128 p, 8½"x11", April 2006