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Oil Painting Books

Hone your oil painting skills using these comprehensive and informative series of books. Learn how to paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, portraits, sky, water and more. They include step-by-step instructions, and many contain photos to illustrate the processes

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SP10566 COLOUR MIXING GUIDE - OILS. A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the artist using oil paints. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available colours. A beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours. 2 Login For Price
SP12539 VIBRANT OILS. A friendly, accessible and inspiring course in oil painting from a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters. The Artist, Haidee-Jo Summers artwork is filled with light and vibrancy. Her friendly, instructional style will demystify oil painting and show you how to use this traditional medium to create contemporary portraits, landscapes, still life and more, all suffused with the unique warmth and richness of oils. This book is ideal for painters at any level of experience, from complete beginners looking to start out with oils, to advanced painters wishing to pick up new ideas and techniques. It provides step-by-step instruction, projects and numerous examples of finished art. 4 Login For Price
SP13925 OIL ARTISTS BIBLE. Oil paint is such a responsive and versatile medium that no two painters need use it in exactly the same way. This compact book explains all the materials, techniques and different approaches to painting with oils. Step-by-step sequences show how to paint a range of themes, from still life to portraits and landscapes, with advice on more difficult subjects. There are also suggestions for presenting your finished paintings and how to go about getting your work seen and exhibited. 2 Login For Price
SP15950 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OIL TECHNIQUES- J.Galton. Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this A-Z reference covers a multitude of topics concerning oil painting. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as peinture a l'essence and sgraffito. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of common subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, still life, skies and water. 2 Login For Price
SP86656 OIL PAINTING - STEP BY STEP. This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all oil painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, painting from photographs, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, scumbling, dry brush, sgraffito, impasto and glazing and the wonderful effects they can produce. For those wanting to avoid the use of smelly additives like turpentine or white spirit, there is a section on water mixable oils. For readers who would like to see quick results, there is a section on instant oil painting, or painting in an intuitive, spontaneous way. Easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations show the reader how to paint landscapes, sea and sky, still life and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the four featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. 1 Login For Price
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