Oil Painting Techniques
Photographs: 200 colour photographs
Do you want to become more confident handling an oil brush? Howabout developing your skill in manipulating and mixing oil colours?This volume, filled with the experience and techniques of ten oftoday?s finest oil painters, shows you how to discover and paintyour own successful paintings, covering everything from theimportance of brush selection to capturing the colour nuances of acollapsing wave.
Together these artists offer a treasury of instruction in oiltechnique: Charles Reid shows you how to handle an oil brush withdexterity and how to make handling and mixing colour simple. WendonBlake, George Cherepov, Paul Strisik, and Richard Schmid teach youhow to capture the magnificence of a full landscape, and the moresubtle characteristics of the countryside; Foster Caddell shows youhow to overcome elementary errors in composition, balance of valuesand especially how to handle colour in the landscape; E. JohnRobinson demonstrates how to capture the colour and awesome powerin the sea and shore; Ken Davies teaches you how to render sharpfocus still life?s in oil; and John Howard Sanden, Charles Pfahland Jane Corsellis show you how to paint the human portrait andfigure, perhaps the most intriguing painting subject of all.
The book is divided into seven sections: oil Brushwork, handlingcolour, landscapes, colour in landscapes, seascapes, sharp focus,and figures and portraits. Each section's full-colour step-by-stepdemonstrations clearly illustrate how the artists achieve theirstriking results, and how you can too.
Profusely illustrated and entirely in colour, Oil PaintingTechniques is required reading for the amateur or intermediate oilpainter who wants to develop his skill in this medium.
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