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The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques

A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Directory of all the Key Oil-Paitning Techniques

By Jeremy Galton

Format: Paperback

SKU# U0213

Oil paint is such a responsive and versatile medium that no two painters need use it in exactly the same way, and since its invention in Renaissance times it has never lost its popularity with artists. Amateurs also find it appealing, not only because it is enjoyable to use but also because mistakes can be easily rectified, yet in many cases mistakes would not occur if the individual had a sound knowledge of technique.

In the A-Z section of the book, Jeremy Galton, a practising painter, explains how to build up a painting, how and when to work "wet into wet", and how to make your brushwork describe forms and textures. He also provides a wealth of stimulating ideas such as combining oil paints with other media, mixing paint with sand and sawdust and applying it with knives, rags or the fingers. In the second part of the book, Themes, you can see the techniques in context. Illustrated with a gallery of paintings by well-known artists as well as informative step-by-step demonstrations, it shows how each person applies his or her knowledge of oil painting techniques to the interpretation of a subject, whether landscape, portrait or still life.

  • Contains practical advice on canvases, boards and painting mediums
  • Encourages the artist to explore new techniques
  • A gallery of paintings by well-known artists show different approaches to subject
  • 600 Illustrations
SKU U0213
Author/Speaker/Editor Jeremy Galton
File/Trim Size 8.75 x 8.75
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780855329600
Number Of Pages 192

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