The Art Of Basic Oil Painting: Master Techniques For Painting Stunning Works Of Art In Oil-step By…

Paperback | February 17, 2014

byMarcia Baldwin, James Sulkowski, Lorraine Gray

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From the days of the early Masters, oil painting has inspired and intrigued artists of all skill levels. InThe Art of Basic Oil Painting, artists interested in learning how to work with this complex and multifaceted medium will find inspiration through clear, step-by-step painting lessons covering a variety of approachable subjects. First, artists will be guided through the tools and materials required for oil painting, including brushes, supports, mediums, palettes, and paint. This inclusive book also has sections on basic drawing techniques and color theory, as well as brief overviews of perspective, composition, lighting, and painting from photographs. Expert oil painters then guide artists along the way by outlining basic painting techniques, demonstrating how to work with various mediums, teaching the intricacies of color mixing, and much more in an easy-to-digest format. Artists will enjoy working their way through step-by-step projects spanning a wide range of appealing subjects--including portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals. Full of inspiring and beautiful works of art,The Art of Basic Oil Paintingalso features techniques for rendering light and shadow, creating textures, and achieving lifelike results. With its fresh approach and plethora of tips and techniques, this book provides contemporary instructions for rendering realistic works of art in a long-standing, timeless medium. Whether you are a beginning artist looking to get started in oil painting or an experienced painter looking to improve your breadth of knowledge,The Art of Basic Oil Paintingoffers a comprehensive guide that no fine oil artist should be without.

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From the days of the early Masters, oil painting has inspired and intrigued artists of all skill levels. InThe Art of Basic Oil Painting, artists interested in learning how to work with this complex and multifaceted medium will find inspiration through clear, step-by-step painting lessons covering a variety of approachable subjects. Fi...

Marcia Baldwinis a professional artist in Louisiana who specializes in vibrant oil paintings. After many years working in and around art--making a living as an advertising designer, art teacher, art consultant, photographic artisan and many other niches--Marcia finally opened her own art studio dedicated to fine art. Formerly trained i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11.75 × 8.75 × 0.5 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Walter Foster PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1600583628

ISBN - 13:9781600583629

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