An exciting, practical series which captures all the beauty and versatility of oil media. Leading artists show how you can increase your skills to create glowing, unique pictures, rich in color, depth and atmosphere.
Working from simple pictures to beautiful landscapes step-by-step, Noel opens the door to producing your own oil paintings in a few hours.
About Noel Gregory
Noel Gregory studied at High Wycombe College of Art and Bournemouth Teacher Training College. He owned an art gallery near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire for twenty five years, dealing with Victorian pictures and later his own work. He now makes a living as an artist, specializing in oil painting, and sells his work internationally. Noel lives in Spain.
Learn how to use oils to paint aspects of the landscape from beaches to vineyards. Crammed with step-by-step demonstrations, James Horton’s book shows there is something for every taste. Ideal for everyone from beginners through to experts looking for inspiration.
Specially commissioned photographs guide you every step of the way, from the first stroke of the brush to applying the final highlights. All the techniques are clearly illustrated, with a sequence of demonstrations showing how to paint all the elements of the landscape - from stormy skies and flower meadows to tranquil harbors and panoramic seascapes. You will learn about blocking, building up color, applying glazes, adding texture with impasto techniques, creating perspective and capturing, light, shade and atmosphere. Expert tips throughout offer invaluable guidance, and Michael includes essential information on how to build up skill levels and confidence. Whether you are just starting to use oil paints, or you are an experienced artist, you will find a wealth of tips and techniques in this invaluable, easy-to-follow guide.