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Painting with Oils

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Over 80 step-by-step photographs take you through all the basics with helpful demonstrations which clearly illustrate how to paint skies, landscapes, flowers and animals. You will learn about the materials you need, how to start, using a limited palette, using photographs as inspiration, and creating perspective, tone, light and shade. Whatever your skill level, you will ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Search Press
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Julia
Apr 23, 2013 Julia rated it liked it
I don't ordinarily read Handbook style art instruction books, but I was curious to see what an author might fit into 50 pages. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a actually decent overview of oil painting, with better process photos than pricier texts. The author begins with a few good exercises, and background information on tools, then moves into process and design.

I don't believe this is a good book for beginning painters. Important information on lighting and form is missing, and the autho
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