Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

by Mark Willenbrink

P_F & W Media_edia | September 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.34 in

Published: September 1, 2010

Publisher: P_F & W Media_edia

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600617840

ISBN - 13: 9781600617843

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

by Mark Willenbrink

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.34 in

Published: September 1, 2010

Publisher: P_F & W Media_edia

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600617840

ISBN - 13: 9781600617843

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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.

About the Author

Mark and Mary Willenbrink are also authors of the best-selling Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner. Mark is a fine artist, commercial artist and freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a contributor to Watercolor Artist.
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