You’ll love this painting book if:
- You enjoy the work and instruction of Julie Gilbert Pollard
- You are interested in painting with acrylics and water-mixable oil paints
- You are wanting to create energetic landscapes with bold color
Discover how you can create the extraordinary when you push the envelope with Brilliant Color! Artist Julie Gilbert Pollard teaches you how to paint bold, energetic, and full of life landscapes in 10 step-by-step demonstrations.
Let the colorful transformation begin by training your eye to see color and value. Enjoy short demos, diagrams, and side-by-side visual comparisons to capture and liven up the landscape. Follow Julie’s unique style and mix acrylic and water-mixable oil paints to produce striking paintings with fewer layers than traditional oil paints. Each painting demonstration features color charts in oil and acrylic, sketches, reference photos, and detailed captions with numbered steps. Order your copy of Brilliant Color to go bold and break through your creative boundaries.
In Brilliant Color you will find:
- 10 step-by-step demonstrations and dozens of colorful mini-demos
- 144 pages of expert instruction
- 10 illustrations to paint along with Julie’s painting demonstrations
A Word from the Author
“As you discover your own taste and painterly voice, you must push yourself in many directions until you find a set of techniques and ideas that work for you. Above all, enjoy the journey!” -Julie Gilbert Pollard
About the Author
Phoenix artist, Julie Gilbert Pollard, paints in oils and watercolor in a fluid, painterly manner. Her painting style, while representational, is colored with her own personal concept of reality. “The eye may see as a camera sees, but the mind’s eye sees an altered, imagined image, what it wants and hopes to see. It’s that illusive image, uniquely mine, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’ that I try to express in my paintings. This world of ours is often a frightening and mysterious place, but it is filled with scenes and subjects that excite my eye and imagination! The magical allure of the natural world, and my reverence for it, compel me to attempt to capture its essence on canvas or paper.”
Julie has given instruction in watercolor and oil painting since 1985 and currently conducts classes and workshops in the greater Phoenix area at The Scottsdale Artists’ School, Shemer Art Center, West Valley Art Museum and Cynthia’s Art Asylum, as well as occasional remote location workshops.
A frequent award winner, Julie’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is currently represented by Artistic Viewpoints Gallery and Studio in Gardnerville, Nevada; Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona and Windrush Gallery in Sedona, Arizona.
Chapter 1: Paint Brushes and Supplies
Chapter 2: Setting up your acrylic and oil palettes
Chapter 3: Color Principles Simplified
Chapter 4: Make your colors xing!
Chapter 5: Three ways to begin an oil painting with acrylics
LETS PAINT! 10 Demonstrations in brilliant color