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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 1600617840
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 128
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The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Author Claire Watson Garcia
ISBN-10 9780823099474
Release 2009
Pages 160
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For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.



Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner

Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner Author Steve Allrich
ISBN-10 0823032698
Release 1996
Pages 144
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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.



Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 1600617700
Release 2009-05-25
Pages 128
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Start painting today - it's easier than you think! If you've ever dreamed of painting in watercolor, this is the book for you. It's designed to help you start experiencing the joy of watercolor immediately - even if you've never picked up a brush. Mark and Mary Willenbrink provide all the guidance and encouragement you need. Their painting techniques, tips and tricks help make every step you take a success, from selecting colors to designing a composition. It's like having two private art instructors right there at your side. In no time at all you'll be hanging original works of art - pieces you'll be proud to show to family and friends. The Willenbrinks' easy-to-follow instruction ensures it. Don't put off your artistic life another day!



The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted

The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted Author Kathleen Staiger
ISBN-10 9780770434540
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 176
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Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!



Oil Painting For Dummies

Oil Painting For Dummies Author Anita Marie Giddings
ISBN-10 1118051998
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 303
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Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!



Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner

Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner Author Charles Evans
ISBN-10 1782213988
Release 2017-12-22
Pages 128
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Book issued with 12 perforated pages of outline drawings.



Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 1440323356
Release 2013-07-26
Pages 128
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Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles! Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes. Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition. Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art. Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.



You Can Paint Oils

You Can Paint Oils Author Linda Birch
ISBN-10 082305991X
Release 2002
Pages 96
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The only oil painting reference you'll ever need! This one-stop guide is packed with simple exercises and easy-to-understand techniques that will give even the most hesitant beginners the confidence they need to pick up a brush and get started.



Oil Painting Secrets from a Master

Oil Painting Secrets from a Master Author Linda Cateura
ISBN-10 0823032795
Release 1995
Pages 144
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A classic of simplicity! Portrait Drawing has guided and inspired a generation of artists to create beautiful, realistic portraits. In just eighty pages, author Wendon Blake covers all the basics, from papers and pencils to drawing eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and head from every angle. Drawings by artist John Lawn illustrate each point clearly, making it easy to master the basics and move on to conveying expression and emotion. Ten "demonstrations" show exactly how to put everything together for portraits that are more than the sum of their parts. Easy to understand, easy to use, this 25th Anniversary edition of Portrait Drawing, newly updated for today's artists, shows the quick, rewarding way to master the fundamentals of a favourite genre.



Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 1440311447
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 128
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Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist! Mark and Mary Willenbrink's Absolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun—you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results. You may be a beginner now, but not for long! Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family. What's Inside: A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories



Acrylics

Acrylics Author Angela Gair
ISBN-10 1853683191
Release 1994
Pages 96
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If you're eager to work in this beautiful and long-lasting medium, begin by getting tips from the experts, and the best techniques for rapidly building up layers of color. Try masking or painting with a knife to give your work an antique appearance. Full-color illustrations on each page, and a sumptuous painters' gallery will guide your brush strokes!



The Oil Painting Book

The Oil Painting Book Author Bill Creevy
ISBN-10 0823032744
Release 1999
Pages 175
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Provides 135 stimulating demonstrations in painting trees, skies & water from beautiful photographs by one of the world's leading nature photographers. A must for everyone who wants to master the techniques for becoming a first-rate landscape painter.



The Complete Oil Painter

The Complete Oil Painter Author Brian Gorst
ISBN-10 082300855X
Release 2003
Pages 128
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A guide to oil painting provides information on materials, tools and equipment, techniques, form and color, and themes.



Problem Solving for Oil Painters

Problem Solving for Oil Painters Author Gregg Kreutz
ISBN-10 0823040976
Release 1997-04-01
Pages 144
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Idea Is There a Good Abstract Idea Underlying the Picture? What Details Could be Eliminated to Strengthen the Composition? Does the Painting "Read"? Could You Finish Any Part of the Painting? Shapes Are the Dominant Shapes as Strong and Simple as Possible? Are the Shapes Too Similar? Value Could the Value Range be Increased? Could the Number of Values be Reduced? Light Is the Subject Effectively Lit? Is the Light Area Big Enough? Would the Light Look Stronger with a Suggestion of Burnout? Do the Lights Have a Continuous Flow? Is the Light Gradated? Shadows Do the Shadow Shapes Describe the Form? Are the Shadows Warm Enough? Depth Would the Addition of Foreground Material Deepen the Space? Does the Background Recede Far Enough? Are the Halftones Properly Related to the Background? Solidity Is the underlying Form Being Communicated? Is the Symmetry in Perspective? Color Is There a Color Strategy? Could a Purer Color Be Used? Do the Whites Have Enough Color in Them? Are the Colors Overblended on the Canvas? Would the Color Look Brighter if it Were Saturated into its Adjacent Area? Paint Is Your Palette Efficiently Organized? Is the Painting Surface Too Absorbent? Are You Using the Palette Knife as Much as You Could? Are You Painting Lines When You Should Be Painting Masses? Are the Edges Dynamic Enough? Is There Enough Variation in the Texture of the Paint? From the Trade Paperback edition.



Painting Better Landscapes

Painting Better Landscapes Author Margaret Kessler
ISBN-10 082303576X
Release 1992
Pages 160
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Fifteen lessons concentrate on different aspects of landscape painting, including negative shapes, value relationship, depth, lines and composition of movement, linear perspective, and division of space



Oil Painting Step by step

Oil Painting Step by step Author Noel Gregory
ISBN-10 1844486656
Release 2011
Pages 160
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Offers four artists' insights into some of the concepts and principles used in the medium, and demonstrates techniques for painting popular subjects through text and exercises.