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Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

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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, thi 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 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.


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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, thi 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 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.

30 review for Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

  1. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    This book was informative especially about water soluable oil paints which are so new that few books have any info at all. I'm not a beginner so much of the book covered things I was familiar with but it seemed to cover those adaquately. The accompanying dvd was a real snoozer, seriously I fell asleep watching it. It is slow and boring, it could have been better if it had been edited down a bit. A good book for beginners which it is meant to be just stay away from the dvd unless you are an insom This book was informative especially about water soluable oil paints which are so new that few books have any info at all. I'm not a beginner so much of the book covered things I was familiar with but it seemed to cover those adaquately. The accompanying dvd was a real snoozer, seriously I fell asleep watching it. It is slow and boring, it could have been better if it had been edited down a bit. A good book for beginners which it is meant to be just stay away from the dvd unless you are an insomniac and need help getting to sleep.

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    Nav

    Fantastic Book

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