Nothing matches the glory and splendor of the sun as it slips below the horizon, surrounded by wonderful splashes of color. And depicting the vibrant drama of a sunset with oil becomes an easy task when Violet Parkhurst shares her tricks and techniques for capturing a vivid sunset on canvas! In Sunsets, you will learn how to paint a brilliant sun in a variety of settings, using different brushstrokes to emulate clouds, fog, haze and other atmospheric features crucial to a realistic sunset rendering. You will learn about composition and lighting, as well as how to depict the sunraysÆ reflections on water. With this unique guide, youÆll be creating your own twilight masterpieces in no time!
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Dear Art Enthusiast,
Today may be your fist time using a Walter Foster art book, or it may be the continuation of a long-term relationship with our products. Either way, this book will delight you.
Like all of our art books, this title was written with careful attention to detail. It includes detailed illustrations that will bring you a satisfying learning experience and hours of enjoyment. Walter Foster Publishing knows that artists are eager to learn, sharpen their skills and talents, and experience new artistic horizons. And while you may not be in a position to take private lessons, Walter Foster offers you the next best thing--step-by-step, do-it-yourself art instruction books that are entertaining and affordable.
Our books are authored by some of the best artists in America, and you can be sure our quality standards and color presentations are at the highest possible levels. For 80 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing instructional art books and products to million of enthusiastic artists who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. Most of all, we hope you have fun in the process!About the Author:
Violet Parkhurst studied art at the School of Practical Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, where she won a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts in Worchester, Massachusetts. She later attended Baylor College in Waco, Texas, and Los Angeles State College in California.
Parkhurst specializes in painting seascapes, the nude figure, and all kinds of animals. She has won scholarships, trophies, and numerous other awards. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Stockholm Museum in Switzerland, as well as in many private collections. Parkhurst owns three galleries, where she displays and sells paintings of her favorite subjects.
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