Oil Painting Books

 

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Order Painting the Faces of Wildlife Step by Step

Painting the Faces of Wildlife Step By Step by Kalon Baughan. Hardcover 128 pages.

NEW for May!

 


Order Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner : Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter

Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner : Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter by Steve Allrich. Paperback, 144 pages. Priced to reach a broad market, this book offers an inviting introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Allrich begins with an outline of the essential components of good painting, then describes the basic materials and tools of the oil medium. The fundamentals are strongly stressed and lessons on defining concept, toning the canvas, and understaning light sources are covered. 125 color illustrations.

 


Order Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Oil Painting

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Oil Painting by Marian Appellof. Paperback, 256 pages. An anthology of Watson-Guptill's finest instruction in oil painting from recent bestselling authors. The full range of painting techniques is presented--preparing the canvas, designing the composition, massing values, building layers, scumbling, glazing, painting with a knife, and more. 350 full-color illustrations.

 


Order The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques

The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques by Jeremy Galton. Paperback, 176 pages. Oils are ideal for the beginning painter. With this volume of Running Press's Encyclopedia of Art Technique Series, the artist learns how to build forms and textures, discover the secrets of mixing oil with other media, follow step-by-step demonstration, and much more. More than 200 full-color photographs.

 


Order All About
Techniques in Oil

All About Techniques in Oil by Parramon's Editorial Team. Hardcover, 144 pages.

 


Order Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil

Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil by Paul Leveille. Hardcover, 128 pages.

 


Order Fill Your Oil Paintings
With Light & Color

Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light & Color by Kevin D. MacPherson. Hardcover, 144 pages. A logical and informative approach to oil painting. With step by step instructions, this is an excellent guide for a beginner and still filled with much valuable information to inspire an experienced artist.

 


Order Figure Painting in Oil

Figure Painting in Oil by Douglas R. Graves. Paperback, 156 pages.

 


Order Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits &
Flowers in Oil

Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits & Flowers in Oil by Joe Anna Arnett. Hardcover, 128 pages.

 


Order The Oil Painting Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist

The Oil Painting Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist (Watson-Guptill Materials and Techniques) by Bill Creevy. Paperback, 176 pages.
Offering information on the full scope of oil painting materials and how to use them to derive the best results from the medium, this indispensable encyclopedia compares leading brands of paints; describes mediums, solvents, and varnishes; and discusses brushes, palettes, and other tools. 335 color illustrations.

 

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