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Oil Painting Secrets From a Master: 25Th Anniversary Edition

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Some of the most popular art instruction books ever written have been based on student notes culled over the years from actual workshop sessions, with all their power and immediacy - and with practical, on-to-one contact between student and teacher. This is such a book. For more than two years, Linda Cateura has pursued teacher / artist David A. Leffel, notebook in hand, a ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Watson-Guptill (first published October 1984)
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Oct 02, 2014 M rated it it was amazing
Aside from his mastery of chiaroscuro and realist style, David Leffel is a rare artist who can articulate the process of painting and what it is to experience the world as a true artist. There are a few valuable quotes in this book, particularly his ideas regarding edges in painting. However, I highly recommend the DVD The Art of Painting. The way he handles a brush and many of the comments he makes as he paints are amazing and spot on.
Amanda
Feb 10, 2009 Amanda rated it liked it
Leffel's still lives are spectacular, but this book was not. There were some gems of advice in here, but too many redundancies, vagueness, and contradictions. It also felt a little random at times. And while most of the plates were of good quality, some seemed very blurry.

It's still is worth the read, however, but probably not if you're a stone cold beginner.
Erin Panjer
Chanced this upon a library shelf, many good tips, incredible paintings. Though deeply beautiful and masterly, the subject matter did not move me- but if your looking to learn to paint from reality in a lively classical style, this is the book to get!
James
Jan 09, 2011 James rated it it was amazing
Amazing what this man can do with just a single brush stroke. I would recommend this book to any painter.
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May 05, 2013 A. Trit rated it it was amazing
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One of the best books on painting I have read. Extremely practical advice for representational painters.
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