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A gallery of marine art.
McClish, Jerry.
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Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport ; London : Hi Marketing, [1998]

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144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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N8230 .M42 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The realm of the sea is a source of endless fascination. The beautiful paintings that float through this luminous book show how artists have taken that fascination to a new level. From the sea itself to boats, ships, and seafarers, these paintings bring admirers so close to the water's edge they'll be certain they smell the i tang of the salt air and feel the invigorating breeze.

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Booklist Review

Artists never stop learning about technique, materials, ways of seeing, and how to develop a unique approach to even the most common subjects, and books such as these provide pertinent information and invaluable inspiration. Each of these titles, whether they are high-quality how-to books or treasuries of answers to technical questions and outstanding aesthetic examples, combine illustrations with text in a way that will broaden every artist's horizon. Anderson, an accomplished painter with diverse experience, fields 106 detailed queries about the versatility and difficulties of using watercolors, creating a wide-ranging, easy-to-use reference source. A Gallery of Marine Art also qualifies as reference but of a very different sort. Editor McClish, a boatbuilder and a sailor as well as a painter, has selected 130 contemporary watercolors, oils, acrylics, and pastels depicting the sea and ships in every type of light, mood, and weather, proving that the tradition of marine painting remains vital and significant. Drawing is the foundation for all visual arts, and illustrator and art instructor Hammond chooses two challenging and popular subjects to focus on: fashion models and sports figures. In the fashion-model book, she presents techniques for drawing fabric; for the athletes, she concentrates on bodies in motion. With the number of people accessing the World Wide Web doubling every few months, Web site graphics have become a crucial subject for designers. Web Works focuses on type fonts, one of the most important facets of design, and offers cutting-edge advice and a wealth of examples. And finally, Wolf, who has edited many superb fine-art books, brings us to the very essence of painting. She reminds us that "without light, there is no art," then reveals the subtle processes nine consummate artists use to render light in all its splendor. --Donna Seaman

Library Journal Review

McClish, president of the International Society of Marine Painters, has selected more than 130 paintings by contemporary marine artists. Covering every variety of sea-related subject, this comprehensive portfolio of the genre includes pastels, watercolors, oils, and acrylics. Brief glossaries of nautical and art terms aid the artist, but for comprehensive instruction, see Rachel Rubin Wolf's Painting Ships, Shores & the Sea (North Light, 1998). McClish succeeds in assembling images that will appeal to artists and lovers of the sea alike. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.