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Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light & Color

By Kevin Macpherson

Format: Paperback

SKU# 31615

You’ll Love This Oil Painting Book If:

  • You want to learn more oil painting tips from Kevin Macpherson
  • You love learning how to paint light using classic oil paints
  • You love to paint, you love to learn and you love being creative

With the step-by-step oil painting lessons found in Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color painters of all skill levels will learn how to create vibrant and impressionistic pieces. Achieve a more painterly style using glowing tones and bold brushstrokes with these exciting oil painting techniques. Learn the basics for working with this classic medium and then move onto understanding the use of colors, varnishes and values.

Create a warm landscape filled with dusky sunlight or a still life with a cool atmosphere, using these oil painting tips you can create the art that speaks to you. Step-by-step demonstrations, oil painting exercises and galleries of completed works by Kevin Macpherson come together to teach you how to paint with oils.

In Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light & Color You’ll Learn:

  • How to create luminous and glowing tones in your oil painting landscapes and still life subjects
  • Tips & techniques for plein air painting in oil and pochade painting with oil paints
  • How to paint light and color using the right paints, brushstrokes and composition

Check Out This Excerpt From Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color:


To protect paintings from pollution, like dust and smoke, and keep them looking fresh over the years, it is a good idea to give them a final coat of varnish that can be removed for recleaning. I use Damar varnish, which I apply with a brush or spray from a can. It is recommended that you wait six months to a year before putting on your final varnish, but I rarely keep a painting in my studio for a year. I put a protective layer of retouch varnish on a painting after it is fully dry to the touch. Varnishes come in gloss or matte finish. Gloss adds sparkle and freshness to a surface, as though the paint is still wet. For certain paintings, matte may look better; you may not want that reflective shine.

What Other Artist’s Are Saying:

"A book to read again and again, for the beginner or advanced. Bought for myself and gifts." — Agnes Tucker
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SKU 31615
Additional Feature 166 color images
Author/Speaker/Editor Kevin Macpherson
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781581800531
Number Of Pages 144

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Informative Review by Anne

Has helped me gain more confidence in using "light" to enhance my landscapes. I have a better understanding of how to use contrasting colours.

(Posted on 8/16/2014)

Inspired me to go out and paint Review by Anna-Marie

This book is so easy to read and digest and yet is packed full with practical information which gave me the confidence to go and paint an oil painting everyday in my 2 week summer Holiday with no prior experience. Kevin Macpherson is a great painter and better still, a great teacher.

(Posted on 10/15/2013)

Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color Review by Agnes Tucker

A book to read again and again, for the beginner or advanced. Bought for myself and gifts.

(Posted on 11/15/2009)

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