Dynamic Still Life for Artists: A Modern Guide to Essential Concepts and Techniques Spiral-Bound | November 15, 2022

Sarah Sedwick

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Dynamic Still Life for Artists takes a modern approach to a classic genre of drawing and painting, a “gateway” genre that’s accessible to beginners and offers more experienced artists a way to show their skill at depicting a variety of light and surface effects.

In Dynamic Still Life for Artists, noted artist and instructor Sarah Sedwick presents detailed, step-by-step instruction and insights on the many creative possibilities that drawing and painting still lifes can offer.

  • Develop observational skills by setting up and assessing various arrangements, groupings, and formats.
  • Evaluate an arrangement’s abstract shapes by creating black-and-white value studies.
  • Learn the process of alla prima painting, from underpainting to color mixing to applying color.

Featuring inspiring examples by other distinguished artists working in a variety of mediums, DynamicStill Life for Artists will encourage all artists, from aspiring to accomplished, to explore this timeless genre through new arrangements, styles, and visual studies, empowering them to develop and expand their creative and technical skills.

The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

Publisher: Quarto Group
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160 pages
ISBN-10: 0760377006
Item Weight: 1.5 lbs
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
"Dynamic Still Life for Artists makes painting still lifes accessible, covering everything from setups to preliminary studies to the actual painting process. Artwork illustrates the exciting variety of approaches and styles possible with this rich genre."—Artists Magazine

Sarah Sedwick began painting in oils at age ten. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art with a focus on illustration and painting and a minor degree in art history. Her work focuses mainly on still life and portraiture, painting from direct observation. Teaching is an integral part of her creative work. She teaches still life and portrait painting workshops around the United States and internationally, as well as through an online art mentorship program. Sarah is represented by Tvedten Fine Art in Harbor Springs, Michigan. She makes her home in Eugene, Oregon. To learn more about Sarah and her work, visit her website sarahsedwick.com, on YouTube at Sarah Sedwick, and on Instagram and Facebook @sedwickstudio.