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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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xx   LIGHT

Creating a light effect in oil painting. Explains making a value study to resolve composition problems. Photos show how to begin with a middle- to upper-value underpainting in yellow and then add transparent glazing to darken shadows and pearling to add light. A formula for a glazing medium is included.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 36

Light and color, Sorolla-style. How to exploit the effects of light in the manner of Joaquin Sorolla. A description of the two different color pallettes, rules for value distribution, placement of highlights and shadows, brushwork, paint handling and edges.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1990 (v.7#12) pg. 55

How to produce paintings that "glow." Exercises in monoprint, watercolor and oils demonstrate how to "pull light" from a dark ground.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 86

Ten tips designed to teach ways to manipulate light sources in drawings and paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 12

Advice on understanding value (the tonal gradations between light and dark) that give artwork the illusion of three dimensions.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Building light in drawings or paintings through the use of subtle, graduated shadows.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 62

Draw like Seurat. A guide to learning value drawing, the approach used by pointillist George Seurat, in which objects are defined by relative lightness or darkness rather than by lines.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 64

How the Old Masters' used light and dark to heighten the three-dimensional quality of an artwork and tips on how to use these techniques.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 38

Handling backlit subjects in watercolor paintings. Rules for rendering cast shadows and advice on integrating the background.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 20

Capture the elusive "night light" in nocturne oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 42

Choreographing the light. How to use the magic of light to meld multiple viewing angles into a single convincing image.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 46

How to paint light in underwater scenes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 50

Getting the light right. How to energize watercolor landscapes with a subtle approach to re-creating the effects of sunlight.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 22

Clean color, clear light. How to use pure color in a oil painting to capture the movement of light over glass objects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 50

Playing with sunlight. How to use strong light-dark contrast to make colors glow.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 55

Aiming for consistency in light source and mood in an artwork.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 39

Defining light with shadow. How to use the nuances of shadow to re-create the energy of Southern light in watercolor cityscapes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 58

Casting convincing shadows. A few tips to keep in mind when painting shadows.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 70

Matching technique with mood. Advice on creating a unified sense of light, accentuating the focal point, using color temperature to enhance a mood and the appropriate application of paint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 16

Casting the right shadow. Drawing exercises to teach the subtleties of cast shadows.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 34

The many moods of light. Techniques for defining major light and dark shapes and using color to define depth and form in an oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 40

Value-added impact. How to enhance a focal point with well-placed lights and darks.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 70

Light up a drawing. How to use six different types of light to illuminate any scene.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 75