How do I complete my first oil painting step by step? This handy-sized book (and now available in large edition) outlines 20 achievable oil painting demonstrations for the beginner featuring landscape art from the simple to the challenging. Demos are taken from my other art guide, Oil Paintings from the Landscape (and which some paintings appear in my other Oil Painting Medic books). Varied subject matter include a stone circle, a church, a cornfield, a lake, a castle, a coast, plus more exotic subject matter as a desert, Toronto, lightning and more. Techniques such as wet-into-wet, impasto and glazing are explored. All demonstrations except for demonstrations 15 and 20 have been completed in alla prima, or in one go. In other words, most paintings can be completed in one session and within a manageable time frame of between one hour and four. The artist need not shell out a lot of money to complete these demonstrations; in fact, all have been completed with a mere ten oil colours, six brush types, artboards and a few additional materials which could be found in the home. Guidance on what to buy and how to prepare can be found in the first section of this book. Projects may be tackled in any order but for guidance, are divided into four levels, beginning with level 1 progressing to level 4. The demonstrations have been allocated a level according to complexity rather than difficulty, so you may find a demonstration in level 4, easier than another in level 1. Each project within the demonstration section of this book is clearly set out. You will find: An image of the finished painting presenting a challenge. Between 6 and 10 step by step images of how the painting was completed. A list of the oil painting materials used for the project. Corresponding instructions to each image-in-progress on how the painting was done. Tips along the way. The preliminary section covers the art materials required for the projects within, as well as guidance on preparing the art materials for the demonstrations. Troubleshooting advice is given at the end of this book if a painting does not work out as planned. Book's statistics: 8.5x5.5in 116 pages. 19,000 words and 23 step by step demonstrations in total (each demonstration comprises on average 8 images).
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Published October 20, 2011
by Oil Painting Medic.
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