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101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic
101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic

Half the battle of achieving precise, realistic results in oil and acrylic comes down to one's ability to accurately render surfaces and textures. In 101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic, talented artist Mia Tavonatti provides you with all the information you need to develop this essential skill.

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1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor
1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor

1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is a comprehensive color resource guide for painters working in the most common painting media, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Author — William F. Powell. Concealed wire-bound. 176 pages.

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The Art of Oil Painting
The Art of Oil Painting

This comprehensive reference is teeming with information that artists of all skill levels can use. Using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects, the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the classic methods of oil painting.

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Barron's All About Techniques in Oil
Barron's All About Techniques in Oil

This book includes all the basics of working in the traditional medium of oil paint. It covers material and tool selection as well as instructions in color theory and actual painting creation. Color illustrations throughout.

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Barron's Painting Recipes: Textures
Barron's Painting Recipes: Textures - Oils — Acrylics

Textures focuses on creating intriguing surfaces with oil and acrylic paint. It presents exercises and explanations, supplemented by how-to illustrations. It also discusses various materials that aren’t traditionally thought of as standard in an artist’s toolbox.

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Beautiful Landscapes
Beautiful Landscapes

Learn the secrets of composition and technique that seasoned artists use to create beautiful landscapes. This guidebooks, from the Walter Foster "How to Draw and Paint" series, has motivated thousands of aspiring artists.

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Bob Ross How-to Painting Packets
Bob Ross How-to Painting Packets

Bob Ross's painting packets offer beautiful results, and fun, too. They are ideal for classroom use. Each design includes a glossy color photo of the finished work, easy-to-read instructions and a transfer sketch for success every time.

Price: $5.99
 
Bob Ross Wildlife Instructional Packet
Bob Ross Wildlife Instructional Packet

Create a gorgeous wildlife painting with one of these kits. Included in each packet is one a glossy colored photo, complete instructions, and an 18" × 24" (46 cm × 61 cm) transfer sketch of the painting design.

Price: $6.69
 
Brushwork Essentials
Brushwork Essentials

Knowing how to use a brush properly is essential for effective oil painting. Brushwork Essentials provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on how to master brush techniques.

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Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic
Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic

Recipes for more than 450 color combinations are included, as well as instruction in a variety of painting techniques. Also included is a Color Mixing Grid to ensure accurate measurements.

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Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits
Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits

This book is a valuable, practical color resource guide for any oil or acrylic artist. It contains recipes for more than 500 color combinations, including master mixes for many skin, hair, eye, and lip variations. A plastic color mixing grid is included.

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Colour Wheel Books
Colour Wheel Books

These interactive art instruction books are designed to help aspiring artists create quality work within just days. Each presents a series of eight step-by-step projects designed to teach you the most rewarding techniques of the medium as you gradually build both knowledge and confidence.

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Creative Techniques: Oil
Creative Techniques: Oil

This book presents 14 distinctive approaches to oil painting, encouraging students to assess and analyze highly individual techniques that were pioneered by historically renowned artists. General information on useful tools and materials is also included.

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Discover the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
Discover the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

This book is designed to help you get started painting with oils. It includes step-by-step instructions and 60 painting projects. Author - Annette Kowalski. Paperback. 128 pages.

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How to Paint Clouds & Skyscapes
How to Paint Clouds & Skyscapes

Inside this book, artist Alan Sonneman provides a wealth of information on how to develop beautiful skies in oil or acrylic. Step-by-step demonstrations simplify the process of painting various cloud types, from cumulus to cirrus. Paperback. 32 pages.

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How to Paint Landscapes in Oil & Acrylics
How to Paint Landscapes in Oil & Acrylics

In this book, professional artists guide readers through the process of painting beautiful landscapes — from initial drawings to finished, detailed landscape paintings. The book covers important aspects such as composition, color schemes, and perspective. Paperback. 32 pages.

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How to Paint Living Portraits
How to Paint Living Portraits

Using a practical, hands-on approach, master artist Roberta Carter Clark shares her secrets to creating successful portraits in charcoal, oils, and watercolors. Paperback. 160 pages.

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How to Paint with Oils
How to Paint with Oils Clearance!

Learn oil painting techniques from these modern experts. Discover how they use light and dark values, and strong and weak colors, to create variety and interest.

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How to Paint: Landscapes in Oils
How to Paint: Landscapes in Oils

From capturing light and reflections in water to building up the vibrant colors of a Mediterranean landscape or the delicate mood of morning mist, this resource shows painters how to create landscapes filled with compelling atmosphere and interest.

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How to Paint: Oils
How to Paint: Oils

This is a stunning volume that introduces the reader to the subject of oil painting. The book assumes no previous knowledge of this exciting medium, and covers everything you need to know to get started. Author - Stephen Rose.

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Mastering Oil Painting
Mastering Oil Painting

Packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and breathtaking artwork, Mastering Oil Painting is a comprehensive resource for artists who want to build proficiency in oil painting.

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Oil & Acrylic: Flowers
Oil & Acrylic: Flowers

A variety of flowers are featured, ranging from water lilies and daisies to birds of paradise and poppies.

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Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes
Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes

Learn easy techniques for painting realistic waves, rocky shores, and other seaside elements in Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes.

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Oil & Acrylic: Still Lifes
Oil & Acrylic: Still Lifes

Oil & Acrylic: Still Lifes exposes the reader to the secrets of multiple approaches and styles. Simple, step-by-step demonstrations enable artists of all skill levels to follow along

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Oil & Acrylic: Sunsets
Oil & Acrylic: Sunsets

Talented artist Tom Swimm offers expert tips on choosing a color palette and taking photo references. He then guides you step by step through a number of beautiful sunset paintings, from coastal scenes to charming landscapes.

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The Oil Artist's Handbook
The Oil Artist's Handbook

This fundamental guide to creating oil paintings offers practical hints and tips on artist's tools, techniques, and instruction in all aspects of oil painting. Topics covered include stretching canvas, color mixing, brushwork, composition and much more.

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The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book
The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book

Techniques covered in the book include color blending, lifting out, working dark to light, glazing, and painting with a palette knife, all applied to subjects from still lifes to landscapes, and from buildings to woodlands.

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Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner
Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

Focusing on the first-time oil painter, this guide covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition. After an introduction to the fundamentals, follow along with the 12 step-by-step projects.

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Oil Painting Secrets from a Master
Oil Painting Secrets from a Master

Author Linda Cateura presents classic oil painting tips for intermediate painters, based on the teachings of one of the great names in contemporary American art, David A. Leffel.

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Oil Painting Step by Step
Oil Painting Step by Step

Discover a wide range of painting styles and techniques for creating your own oil masterpieces. This Walter Foster "Artist Library Series" guidebook is packed with information to help artists, from beginners to advanced, learn more about oil painting.

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Painting in Oil
Painting in Oil

Capture the beauty of nature and create beautiful landscapes in the magical medium of oil. Book by William Palluth.

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Starting Out in Oil Painting
Starting Out in Oil Painting

Learn the basics of oil painting from this "how-to" book,created for aspiring adult beginners. Each book in the "Starting Out" series covers basic materials and techniques, and is suitable for an adult beginner. Author-Robert Moore.Paperback. 32 pages.

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Still Life Painting Atelier
Still Life Painting Atelier Clearance!

Beginning to intermediate painters seeking a traditional education in oil painting can find it here with this foundation course. Written by Gage Academy of Art instructor, Michael Friel, readers are led through a progression of still life lessons.

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Traditional Oil Painting
Traditional Oil Painting

This comprehensive sourcebook explores the most advanced levels of oil painting, with full information on the latest scientific discoveries. Will help artists master the secrets of realistic painting to create work that will rival that of the Masters.

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Winsor & Newton Color Mixing Guide: Oils
Winsor & Newton Color Mixing Guide: Oils

A handy visual guide to more than 2,000 hues and shades, this complete color reference reveals the 25 colors of paint that compose the most useful range of color. Invaluable for amateurs and professionals alike!

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