You'll Love This Oil Painting Book If:
- You want to paint in oils but want to conserve materials
- You want to create a piece to fit in a smaller space
- You love learning new oil painting techniques
Discover what you need to paint small with Big Art; Small Canvas
by Joyce Washor. Read along as Joyce shares her big reasons for painting small. When you paint smaller oil paintings you save money, space and time. Plus you'll also save yourself the cleanup of a larger art project! Learn the right oil painting tips and tricks
for working with tiny oil paintings and make a big impact. All the oil painting projects featured in this oil painting book measure in at four inches or less. Create a series of beautiful oil compositions with more than 12 step-by-step oil painting demonstrations featuring a wide range of still life and landscapes.
From start to finish you'll paint exciting small pieces and learn practical techniques along the way. Soon you'll be creating your very own small paintings. Joyce also discusses how to frame your smaller pieces, how to display them and how to market your work.
In Big Art; Small Canvas You'll Learn:
- How to scale down your subjects in order to fit a smaller area
- Oil painting techniques for creating dimension, depth and volume in your smaller compositions
- How to mix the right colors the first time
A Word From the Author:
Many of the painting principles that I learned throughout the years didn't make sense to me until I started painting on a smaller scale. Painting small has many advantages, but an artist must still adhere to the principles of painting larger-scale works. Working small gives me more time and energy to devote to each painting, from mixing the right colors to paying attention to the brushwork and composition. In downsizing, I did not want to lose any part of the painting process that I used in completing a 16" x 20" (41cm x 51cm) or 11" x 14" (28cm x 36cm) painting. The small paintings have all the same attention to detail that my larger painting had. I don't need to choose different objects to paint, but how I paint them has changed. I need to be more decisive with color choices and concentrate on using brushstrokes to define space and forms concisely. This has made my paintings stronger." — Joyce Washor
About the Author: Joyce Washor
Joyce Washor is an experienced painter, included in exhibitions around the country, most recently the Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY Tri-State Juried Show. She has also been featured in popular publications such as Watercolor Magazine
, American Artist Magazine
, Antiques and Arts Weekly
and Workshop Magazine
. She's a member of New York Artist's Circle as well as a founding member of Art Society of Kingston.
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