This manual, based on lectures of Frank J. Reilly and art teaching experience of the author at County College of Morris. It covers the fundamental concepts of form, planes, and light-and shade that are also applied to the structural understanding of the human figure and head. Analysis of the Munsell Color Theory, color mixes and their application to figure, portrait, and landscape painting is given in the second part of this manual. The stress on craftsmanship and practice, based on knowledge of principles, structural concepts, and color orientation related to painting techniques will lead to development of creativity in the style of an artist. It is the purpose of this manual to serve as a reference guide for art students, art teachers and art professionals.
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Henry J.T. Doren studied art at Art Students League of New York, Frank Reilly School of Art in New York, and the Instituto Allende in Mexico. He holds degrees from New York University, University of Ottawa, Canada, and University of Guanajuato, Instituto Allende, Mexico. He taught art studio courses as professor of art at County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey, for fourteen years. Doren was an exchange scholar in Europe and publisher of NJ ARTform, an art magazine in New Jersey. As an artist [painter] he is a recipient of art prizes and has shown in over 40 college and private galleries with works in private and public collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art 1993-4, 97- 98 ed.], Who's Who in America [East Ed. 1993-98 ed.] and in the Dictionary of International Biography [23 ed.] International Leaders in Achievement. 1997, [3rd.] both published by International Biog. Centre, Cambridge, England.