Each title in Barron’s growing series of 101 Techniques art instruction manuals focuses on a specific art media and teaches students and amateur artists through purely visual means.
Relying on a progression of step-by-step captioned illustrations, the exercises in this book teach the basics of virtually every technique an artist needs to know in order to master oil painting. Exercises apply to various styles of brushwork, application of pigments with a palette knife, portrait and figure painting, landscapes, water scenes, and much more. Full color illustrations throughout.
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.
Vernon Kerr invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to re-create an array of beautiful seascapes and landscapes in oil, with tips on choosing the best painting surfaces and materials. In this book, he explains his personal approach to painting and a variety of special oil techniques, as well as his own step-by-step method of developing a painting to its fullest. Moreover, you'll find a wealth of beautiful and inspiring landscape and seascape paintings to both copy and admire!
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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.