|About the Book|
Paint Poppy, is a 200 page stand-alone companion book in full color, to the 12-hour video demonstration. Video is available in a Blu-ray Disc(TM), 6-disc set, and a High Definition video streaming on the Internet. Visit www.PaintPoppy.com. Learn howMorePaint Poppy, is a 200 page stand-alone companion book in full color, to the 12-hour video demonstration. Video is available in a Blu-ray Disc(TM), 6-disc set, and a High Definition video streaming on the Internet. Visit www.PaintPoppy.com. Learn how to mix only the four basic colors: blue red yellow, and white, to paint a true likeness in living color, and in a realistic style. The Paint Poppy portrait demonstration in oils, is of a beautiful young woman with a bright smile relaxing in a field of poppies. Her head is rendered in detail so that you can learn the fine features of a face - particularly the eyes, nose, and mouth with teeth. Johan also shows you how to paint Poppys hands, arms, legs, bust line, shoes, bodice, and dress. Johans approach to portrait painting comes from years experience as a commissioned portrait painter, where getting the likeness right the first time results in a paycheck sooner rather than later if much correction has to be made. Hence, Johan demonstrates his systematic routines in the application of brush and paint to canvas. Over twelve hours of live demonstration is captured in high definition streaming video with narration by Johan as he paints Poppys portrait in 84 steps. This books 200 pages of full color screen shots are cross-referenced with the 12+ hour videos. The complete demonstration is available, right now, in high definition streaming video, on VIMEO.COM, in 14 episodes for rent or purchase. Visit http: //vimeo.com/ondemand/paintpoppy Artists and practitioners, all who use color in any way, can benefit from an intimate understanding of mixing four colors into infinite hues, on the fly, and under their complete control. Johan mixes darker tones into lighter ones, on the fly, as the portrait on cotton canvas progresses under Johans delicate brush work. From palette to canvas, Johan mixes, loads, and strokes tone into shape. With a feather-light touch, he blends shape into a realistic finish with a natural complexion. On the palette, hardly a tone is mixed from scratch. Rather, Johan simply changes one tone into another from beginning to end. He does not clean the brush between tones, he simply takes into account the residue in the hair, and compensates as he pulls in one or more of the basic colors into the common mixing pool on the palette, or he works the residue directly into tones on the canvas as he blends. He wipes excess paint from the brush on an ever-handy paper towel, and to straighten the brush hair. Learn these simple routines that Johan acquired as a practicing commissioned portrait painter, where being right-on with a true likeness the first time meant you got paid now, other wise much later if you have to struggle through revisions. So paint it right the first time with proven painting routines that promise predictable results and a sure pay day. Use the book and videos separately, or in combination and compound your enjoyment to watch and learn valuable skills for fun and profit, no matter what style of art you prefer. Visit: www.PaintPoppy.com.