Painting Light and the Impressionist Method describes both the techniques associated with Impressionist painting as well as the events and artists that lead to its development. In doing so both traditional as well as current trends in Impressionist painting are described, as well as fundamental oil paintings techniques that will help all art students become better painters. The methods and techniques of studio and plein-air painting are explored in detail. This book is designed and written for beginning as well as advanced artists.
Timothy H. Widener has been a working artist and teacher for over twenty five years, exhibiting his work throughout the United States, several times touring internationally including Japan and China. This book, the first of a series devoted to both traditional methods, techniques and the history of art, focuses on Impressionist as well as Tonal fundamentals and how each sensibility can be used to create light with color.