Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner Book
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Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner


  • Author : Steve Allrich
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 1996-06-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 0823032698
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb

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Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner Summary:

If looking at wonderful paintings fills you with desire to create your own, this book is for you. Even if you’ve never put brush to canvas before, but are committed to learning how, Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner will enable you to express yourself richly through this esteemed art medium. With clarity, simplicity, and enthusiasm, Steve Allrich shares with readers the tried-and-true methods he employs in his mastery of oil painting. Practical step-by-step instruction and fully illustrated demonstrations are provided. You will learn how to: - Select paint, canvas, brushes, other materials - Practice good drawing skills, mix color ranges, design vital compositions - Tone canvas, sketch and block in your subject, achieve painterly brushwork - Depict strong still lifes and interiors, arrange good lighting effects for both - Choose the best landscape settings, handle perspective, capture natural light.

Oil Pastel for the Serious Beginner Book

Oil Pastel for the Serious Beginner


  • Author : John Elliot
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0823033112
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

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Oil Pastel for the Serious Beginner Summary:

Offers tips on selecting a range of oil pastels and offers step-by-step demonstrations for techniques including crosshatching and scumbling.

The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted Book
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The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted


  • Author : Kathleen Staiger
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 2013-05-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780770434540
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

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The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted Summary:

Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!

Pastel for the Serious Beginner Book

Pastel for the Serious Beginner


  • Author : Larry Blovits
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0823039072
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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Pastel for the Serious Beginner Summary:

Basic lessons in becoming a good painter in pastels.

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner Book
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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner


  • Author : Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1600617840
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb

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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner Summary:

The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Book

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner


  • Author : Claire Watson Garcia
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 2009-08-18
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823099474
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb

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Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Summary:

Based on the author’s successful courses and workshops, Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner really does start at the beginning, helping new painters find "what works" while providing information on all the necessary tools, tips, and techniques they’ll need to create a representational painting. The chapters follow a progressive sequence that teaches basic skills through practical, accessible exercises–how to handle a brush, achieve the right paint consistency, mix color, and create dimension–building a solid foundation that readers can rely on as painting projects grow more challenging. A special feature is the artwork and commentary of real students, which helps beginners set realistic goals and shows them how other artists at the same level of experience have worked through inevitable setbacks to achieve success.

How to Paint Book

How to Paint


  • Author : Angela Gair
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620082997
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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How to Paint Summary:

Start Painting Today! Covering the three most popular types of painting: watercolors, acrylics and oils, this comprehensive step-by-step guide provides basic information on materials and techniques as well as an exciting series of demonstrations aimed at complete beginners. The unique approach of this book is so simple that the reader can start immediately on original and exciting projects. Each section has practical information on materials and equipment and includes a gallery of work by various artists to inspire the beginner. The projects cover all types of subjects, including landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals and buildings. Within each section the demonstrations provide instruction in a whole range of different techniques from the basic brushstrokes to using resist and painting with a knife. Filled with stunning artworks and inspiring projects, this book will help beginners to achieve immediate and impressive results with a minimum of practice. Inside How to Paint Comprehensive step-by-step introduction to painting for aspiring artists. Even complete beginners can quickly achieve immediate and impressive results. Covers all aspects of painting, including acrylics, oil paintings and watercolors. Learn to paint landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals, and buildings. 38 step-by-step projects each illustrate a different painting technique. Practical advice on choosing the best materials and equipment to get the most out of your painting. Includes inspirational galleries and essential basic techniques sections to develop your artistic skills. More than 350 beautiful color photographs.