Traditional Oil Painting - Advanced Techniques And Concepts From The Renaissance To The Present
As more and more artists today look to the past, there has beena tremendous resurgence of interest in painting realistically?increating convincing illusions of three-dimensional depth on twodimensional surfaces. How did the Old Masters create theirmasterpieces? What kind of education allowed these great artists tocreate such beautiful work, and how can an artist learn theselessons today? Traditional Oil Painting answers those questions andmany more. This comprehensive sourcebook explores the most advancedlevels of oil painting, with full information on the latestscientific discoveries. Author and distinguished artist VirgilElliott examines the many elements that let artists take the nextstep in their work: mental attitude, aesthetic considerations, theimportance of drawing, principles of visual reality, materials,techniques, portraiture, photographic images versus visual reality,and colour. Traditional Oil Painting helps artists master thesecrets of realistic painting to create work that will rival thatof the masters.ISBN13: 9780823030668
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