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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440310454
Release 2010-08-04
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.



The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting

The Absolute Beginner s Big Book of Drawing and Painting Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440337611
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 400
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Everyone can draw and paint, including you! Even if you have never drawn or painted before, you can start creating your own beautiful artwork. Let the Willenbrinks show you how! Beginning with materials and basic techniques, these pages will teach you everything you need to know to get started in drawing, watercolors and oil painting. Follow along with 75+ demonstrations and mini-demonstrations as you learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects: people, landscapes, buildings, still life and more. Every essential art topic is covered, from sketching and shading to composition and color. Simple step-by-step instruction and many enormously useful lessons and tips will have you making your own masterpieces in no time! You may be an absolute beginner, but great results are absolutely within reach!



Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781600617706
Release 2009-05-25
Pages 128
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Suitable for beginner watercolourists, this title is designed to help reader's start experiencing the joy of watercolour immediately - even if they've never picked up a brush. It provides the author's painting techniques, tips and tricks that help make every step taken a success, from selecting colours to designing a composition.



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.



Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440311444
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 127
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Features techniques for drawing human faces by sketching a likeness then building on that sketch, and also features step-by-step instructions for drawing such difficult elements as eyes, noses, and hairstyles.



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!



Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781440323393
Release 2013-06-28
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.



Beginning Oil

Beginning Oil Author Jan Murphy
ISBN-10 9781633224278
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 128
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Beginning Oil teaches aspiring artists everything they need to get started with oil painting. A well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting, Beginning Oil describes and explains everything needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, color essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting, plein air painting, and more. Basic oil techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated, allowing readers to master key concepts and then put them into practice. Step-by-step exercises then allow aspiring artists to mimic and practice each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible to artists of all skill levels.



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.



Oil Painting Workbook

Oil Painting Workbook Author Stan Smith
ISBN-10 0715327704
Release 2007-08-09
Pages 128
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This complete painting course for the beginner in ten easy-to-follow lessons presented in a wire-o format is designed to make oils accessible to everyone. Principles and approaches are explained in a simple and logical way using practical examples, step-by-step demonstrations and illustrated with finished paintings. The book demonstrates the versatility of oil paint and how to take advantage of its slow drying time, which means that the paint remains flexible and mistakes can easily be rectified. Fundamental techniques are explained in a straightforward fashion, although readers are also encouraged to experiment, leaving room for artistic integrity.



Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 1600616011
Release 2006-10-19
Pages 128
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This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!



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.



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.



Oils

Oils Author Melanie Cambridge
ISBN-10 9780007301171
Release 2010
Pages 96
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By working with just a few materials and focusing on the key techniques it is possible to achieve successful paintings in no more than half an hour. You then just need to leave the paintings to dry, or use a hairdryer to speed up the process. For those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously.With clear, easy to follow advice and ideas, this guide proves that it is possible to paint quickly and successfully with oils in 30 minutes.