Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings

Author: Tom Browning

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626544932

Category: Art

Page: 146

View: 5660

If you've ever struggled with identifying the problems in your oil paintings--and how to fix them--then this book is for you. Not only will you learn to solve those pesky painting problems, you'll learn how to avoid them in the first place. Here you'll learn the right way to put a painting together from the start. Beginning with the essential elements of successful oil painting:*Composition*Value*Color*Temperature*Edge quality*DrawingAfter a brief review of materials and techniques, you'll go through each of these elements one at a time, so that you can learn to make good choices before taking your brush to the canvas. You'll learn how to:*Control the way the viewer's eye scans your composition*Attract and retain the viewer's attention*Create a sense of depth*Select or set up subject matter, with an emphasis on the still life*Use light to create form*Simplify values for stronger paintings*Paint edges that attract the eye and create depth*Use color to create mood and enhance realism*Draw with a brush and simplify your brushworkAll of these techniques are illustrated throughout the book with Browning's work, often showing a flawed "before" painting, followed by an example showing how he corrected the error using the elements discussed. No matter your current skill level, you'll find valuable advice and inspiration in the pages of this book--advice that will immediately improve your oil paintings.

Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings

Author: Roger Marshall

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626544925

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 146

View: 1516

If you've ever struggled with identifying the problems in your oil paintings--and how to fix them--then this book is for you. Not only will you learn to solve those pesky painting problems, you'll learn how to avoid them in the first place. Here you'll learn the right way to put a painting together from the start. Beginning with the essential elements of successful oil painting:*Composition*Value*Color*Temperature*Edge quality*DrawingAfter a brief review of materials and techniques, you'll go through each of these elements one at a time, so that you can learn to make good choices before taking your brush to the canvas. You'll learn how to:*Control the way the viewer's eye scans your composition*Attract and retain the viewer's attention*Create a sense of depth*Select or set up subject matter, with an emphasis on the still life*Use light to create form*Simplify values for stronger paintings*Paint edges that attract the eye and create depth*Use color to create mood and enhance realism*Draw with a brush and simplify your brushworkAll of these techniques are illustrated throughout the book with Browning's work, often showing a flawed "before" painting, followed by an example showing how he corrected the error using the elements discussed. No matter your current skill level, you'll find valuable advice and inspiration in the pages of this book--advice that will immediately improve your oil paintings.

Oil Painting with the Masters

Essential Techniques from 12 of Today's Top Artists

Author: Cindy Salaski

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440329937

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3266

Offers instruction in oil painting, including such topics as mood and atmosphere, light and form, and brushwork.

Oil Painting Techniques

Author: David Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823032617

Category: Art

Page: 142

View: 5556

Do you want to become more confident handling an oil brush? How about developing your skill in manipulating and mixing oil colors? This volume, filled with the experience and techniques of ten of today's finest oil painters, shows you how to discover and paint your own successful paintings, covering everything from the importance of brush selection to capturing the color nuances of a collapsing wave. Together these artists offer a treasury of instruction in oil technique: Charles Reid shows you how to handle an oil brush with dexterity and how to make handling and mixing color simple. Wendon Blake, George Cherepov, Paul Strisik, and Richard Schmid teach you how to capture the magnificence of a full landscape, and the more subtle characteristics of the countryside; Foster Caddell shows you how to overcome elementary errors in composition, balance of values and especially how to handle color in the landscape; E. John Robinson demonstrates how to capture the color and awesome power in the sea and shore; Ken Davies teaches you how to render sharp focus still lifes in oil; and John Howard Sanden, Charles Pfahl and Jane Corsellis show you how to paint the human portrait and figure, perhaps the most intriguing painting subject of all. The book is divided into seven sections: oil Brushwork, handling color, landscapes, color in landscapes, seascapes, sharp focus, and figures and portraits. Each section's full-color step-by-step demonstrations clearly illustrate how the artists achieve their striking results, and how you can too. Profusely illustrated and entirely in color, Oil Painting Techniques is required reading for the amateur or intermediate oil painter who wants to develop his skill in this medium.

Figure Painting in Oil

Author: Douglas R. Graves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486293226

Category: Art

Page: 156

View: 3882

Handy, well-illustrated guide shows how to paint the nude figure in easy-to-follow series of 24 fully illustrated projects. Materials and equipment; anatomy; hues, tones and values; focus on painting major body parts. Over 190 illus., 33 in full color.

Gruppé on Painting

Direct Techniques in Oil

Author: E. A. Gruppé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823021574

Category: Art

Page: 167

View: 4281

The Art of Basic Oil Painting

Master techniques for painting stunning works of art in oil-step by step

Author: Marcia Baldwin,James Sulkowski,Lorraine Gray,Jim McConlogue,Glenda Brown,Varvara Harmon,Jason Morgan,Vanessa Rothe

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600583629

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8815

From the days of the early Masters, oil painting has inspired and intrigued artists of all skill levels. In The Art of Basic Oil Painting, artists interested in learning how to work with this complex and multifaceted medium will find inspiration through clear, step-by-step painting lessons covering a variety of approachable subjects. First, artists will be guided through the tools and materials required for oil painting, including brushes, supports, mediums, palettes, and paint. This inclusive book also has sections on basic drawing techniques and color theory, as well as brief overviews of perspective, composition, lighting, and painting from photographs. Expert oil painters then guide artists along the way by outlining basic painting techniques, demonstrating how to work with various mediums, teaching the intricacies of color mixing, and much more in an easy-to-digest format. Artists will enjoy working their way through step-by-step projects spanning a wide range of appealing subjects--including portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals. Full of inspiring and beautiful works of art, The Art of Basic Oil Painting also features techniques for rendering light and shadow, creating textures, and achieving lifelike results. With its fresh approach and plethora of tips and techniques, this book provides contemporary instructions for rendering realistic works of art in a long-standing, timeless medium. Whether you are a beginning artist looking to get started in oil painting or an experienced painter looking to improve your breadth of knowledge, The Art of Basic Oil Painting offers a comprehensive guide that no fine oil artist should be without.

Classical Painting Atelier

A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice

Author: Juliette Aristides

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823008363

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 4045

Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock? Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier, Juliette Aristides’s first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process begins as students copy masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. The many artists at every level who learned from Classical Drawing Atelier have been clamoring for more of this sophisticated approach to teaching and learning. In Classical Painting Atelier, Aristides, a leader in the atelier movement, takes students step-by-step through the finest works of Old Masters and today’s most respected realist artists to reveal the principles of creating full-color realist still lifes, portraits, and figure paintings. Rich in tradition, yet practical for today’s artists, Classical Painting Atelier is ideal for serious art students seeking a timeless visual education.

Painting Self-Portraits

Author: Paul James

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000500

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 788

Self-portraiture is a remarkably rich and varied genre, acting for centuries as a means for artists to explore their inner and outer selves. This book looks deeper into the motives and thoughts that lie behind the creative process, and it also balances the goals of technical profiency and emotional authenticity so the artist is better equipped to make a compelling self-portrait. Written by identical twins, it offers a personalized, practical and theoretical guide to this most powerful of art forms. The text looks at the whole creative process involved in making a self-portrait, and extended step-by-step demonstrations follow three differing approaches to self-portraiture. It emphasizes the use of good observational skills, expressive paint use and a highly practical and critical self-analysis, and offers a thorough cultural and theoretical review of the history and categorization of the self-portrait, as well as an analysis of two master self-portraits. Aimed at all artists and designers, animators and portrait painters and illustrated with 87 colour images.

Traditional Oil Painting

Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Virgil Elliott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823030668

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 8515

A detailed overview of the traditional techniques of working with oils brings together the classic artistry of the past with breakthroughs in the materials of today, explaining how the Old Masters created their masterpieces, the key elements in painting one's own artwork, the importance of drawing, the principles of visual reality, the art of color, and other topics.

Make More Money Selling Your Art

Proven Techniques for Turning Your Passion Into Profit

Author: Eric Rhoads

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692097083

Category:

Page: 305

View: 5084

Many mistakenly believe an artist can succeed with artistic talent alone. But Eric Rhoads knows that there are many brilliant artists who will never be discovered and never sell any artwork. Eric Rhoads is an outdoor (plein air) landscape painter, a portrait artist, and the world's foremost art marketing expert, having guided thousands of artists to success. He has founded numerous companies, and marketed both products and art. Eric is publisher and founder of several influential and nationally distributed art magazines and newsletters, as well as popular conferences and events.Many of today's most brilliant artists remain unknown. Their plight is not new. Today, Vincent Van Gogh's works are in incredibly high demand; in fact, his portrait of Doctor Gachet recently sold for $82.5 million. But in his lifetime Van Gogh sold only two of his 2,000 works of art. Van Gogh truly was a starving artist.Ending the stereotype of the starving artist is this book's essential purpose. It is Eric Rhoads' mission that artists no longer suffer this fate. This book will unleash your inner marketer. Under Eric's guidance, you will learn timeless marketing techniques that will allow you to live your dreams, no matter how lofty and unobtainable you think they may be.

Painting with Oils

Author: David Howell

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977162

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 562

Oils give a rich, majestic quality to a painting but may often be deemed too tricky or ambitious to try. This practical book puts the joy of painting with oils within reach of all who want to develop their skills. Examples of landscape, marine, nude and equestrian paintings will inspire and show the rich diversity, texture and depth that oil painting can achieve. Written by a professional painter, it encourages artists of all levels to experiment with the medium and to develop their art. Contents include: the importance of drawings; a guide to oil paints suggesting a key range of colours; step-by-step examples with practical tips throughout; advice on composition, colour and light, and framing. An authoritative and beautiful guide to painting with oils, aimed at oil painters and, in particular, coastal and landscape - this new book will encourage artists of all levels to experiment with the medium and develop their art. Superbly illustrated with 108 colour images.

The Granny Square Book

Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589236386

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 4016

75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution of the granny square!

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials

Author: Harold Speed

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132692

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 8741

Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.

Gregory I. Mchuron

Plein Air Master and Mentor

Author: Gregory I. McHuron,Susan Hallsten McGarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934491539

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 3307

Throughout his four-decade career as a plein-air painter, Gregory I. McHuron (1945?2012) worked outdoors on almost a daily basis. His presence in the field was legendary in Jackson, Wyoming, where he lived, and in Grand Teton National Park, where he found many of his subjects. McHuron saw each day as an adventure, and the more remote the painting location the better. A committed wildlife artist, he considered himself to be ?nature's interpreter and guard? and used his art and his voice to speak out on behalf of wild places and wild creatures. The true artist, he said, must ?live his art and paint from the heart.' This retrospective of McHuron's life in art is a story of living in the now, as well as a guide to finding what McHuron called the ?WOW? that serenades your soul. It is a journey of discovery, as meaningful as it is colorful.

Oil Painting Essentials

Mastering Portraits, Figures, Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Interiors

Author: Gregg Kreutz

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0804185441

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8763

An essential guide to the oil painting techniques that will allow artists to master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors. Many painters limit themselves to one type of subject matter, but in Oil Painting Essentials, artist and art instructor Gregg Kreutz shows how a multi-genre approach can dramatically improve your painting skills. Arranged by category, each chapter covers both the essentials specific to that subject matter and those that apply to all genres. Through step-by-step lessons and examples from his own oil paintings, Kreutz shows how you can strengthen your skillset for one genre by painting in another. This comprehensive exploration of the conceptual and practical issues behind oil painting provides all of the tools and encouragement you need to successfully take on any type of oil painting. From the Trade Paperback edition.