Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : North Light Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600617843
Branch Call Number: 751.45 WIL 2010 22
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Willenbrink, Mary


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7Liberty7 Jul 13, 2014

The authors/artists use water-based oil paints, so this is not 'oil painting for the absolute beginner.' It should be called "Water-based Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner." But it's not too bad since you can still get ideas from it, and it also comes with a DVD demonstration.

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