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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.
The book opens by covering the basic tools and materials for getting started, including brushes, mediums, supports, and palette knives. Painters then discover valuable information for understanding basic color theory, color mixing, and working with oil mediums. They then move on to learn a range of techniques, such as sponging, blending, stippling, scumbling, dry brushing, painting thickly and thinly, and more.
A comprehensive resource, this book also covers how to select subject matter, set up a balanced composition, and use reference photos while painting a landscape, a still life, a floral arrangement, and more.
Author — James Sulkowski.
Paperback. 64 pages. 6½" × 9½" (17 cm × 24 cm).
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Great ref for building oil painting skills
from Puerto Rico
filled with step by step full color photos in each page. Everything is covered, from tools & materials, color theory, form & drawing, painting techniques, composition & design, light and shading, portrait tips, eihter from photos or from real life, even painting a landscape based on a "plein air" study.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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