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Oil Painting Essentials

Author : Gregg Kreutz
ISBN : 9780804185448
Genre : Art
File Size : 51. 78 MB
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An essential guide to the oil painting techniques that will allow artists to master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors. Many painters limit themselves to one type of subject matter, but in Oil Painting Essentials, artist and art instructor Gregg Kreutz shows how a multi-genre approach can dramatically improve your painting skills. Arranged by category, each chapter covers both the essentials specific to that subject matter and those that apply to all genres. Through step-by-step lessons and examples from his own oil paintings, Kreutz shows how you can strengthen your skillset for one genre by painting in another. This comprehensive exploration of the conceptual and practical issues behind oil painting provides all of the tools and encouragement you need to successfully take on any type of oil painting. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Oil Painting With The Masters

Author : Cindy Salaski
ISBN : 9781440329937
Genre : Art
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Offers instruction in oil painting, including such topics as mood and atmosphere, light and form, and brushwork.

Still Life Painting Atelier

Author : Michael Friel
ISBN : 9780823034086
Genre : Art
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The equivalent of a foundation course in traditional oil painting for beginning to intermediate level artists, this in-depth book uses the still life as a practical way to master oil techniques. The still life is a practical, forgiving genre as it does not require the likeness of a portrait or the accurate proportions of the figure and, unlike the landscape, it doesn’t change with the weather. Instead, it gives aspiring artists ample time to study and the opportunity to look closer. It can be used as a purely formal subject for drawing and painting techniques, or a platform for emotional expression using personal symbolism and imagery. However, though the still life is used throughout as a teaching tool, this is first and foremost a book about oil painting. It begins with simple compositions that build to more complex arrangements. Starting with essential information on how to best set up your studio—including lighting, equipment, materials (paints, solvents, brushes, mediums), and preparing your canvas and paper for oil painting—Still Life Painting Atelier then offers concrete lessons in a logical progressive sequence, with step-by-step illustrations, finished paintings, diagrams and tips. Chapters cover: • How to address composition through thumbnail sketches and line drawings • Using underpainting to study the characteristics of light and shade • The basics of color theory and color mixing • How to use a variety of brushes to create sharp and soft edges • Techniques that are helpful when painting metal and glass • How to apply glazing and scumbling to bring luminosity and texture

Lessons In Classical Painting

Author : Juliette Aristides
ISBN : 9781607747901
Genre : Art
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A companion volume to Lessons in Classical Drawing and an atelier in book form, Lessons in Classical Painting breaks down the foundational skills and techniques of painting in a format that is accessible and manageable for all readers. With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, Lessons in Classical Painting presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 25 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, and color, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters. From the Hardcover edition.

Traditional Oil Painting

Author : Virgil Elliott
ISBN : 0823030660
Genre : Art
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A detailed overview of the traditional techniques of working with oils brings together the classic artistry of the past with breakthroughs in the materials of today, explaining how the Old Masters created their masterpieces, the key elements in painting one's own artwork, the importance of drawing, the principles of visual reality, the art of color, and other topics.

Capturing The Moment In Oils

Author : David Curtis
ISBN : 0713490071
Genre : Art
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From award-winning painter David Curtis comes a fabulous on-the-page oil painting course, with all the techniques needed to work outdoors—in every type of weather—as well as in the studio. Through finished pieces and stage-by-stage examples, students learn how to capture the subtle effects of light and mood and achieve expressive, original results. There’s expert guidance on choosing materials, mastering different styles, selecting ideas, creating a good composition, and using color and tone. Curtis pays special attention to drawing skills and interpreting the qualities of light, while his wonderfully evocative landscapes, coastal scenes, interiors, and figure compositions provide inspiration.

A Treatise On Portrait Painting

Author : Cheryl Kline
ISBN : 0986327603
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Learning to paint is an exploration, a journey and an adventure! In this book I will show you a number of ways to paint a portrait, from a historical approach to contemporary application. Portraits are the most exciting challenge in painting. Think about it; when you look down at those creamy globs of paint that are sitting on your palette...you are going to create a three dimensional illusion of a human being! That to me is awesome magic. Painting takes time and practice, but mostly patience. Confidence will come once you understand your materials and you have explored a number of styles to find the best fit for you and/or your subject. Turn off the voice that judges and criticizes, and allow yourself to explore and discover...you are on an adventure!

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