Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner
by Mark and Mary Willenbrink
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
• A 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.
• Free Download! Oil painting for beginners can be daunting, but there are plenty of reasons why to take up this enjoyable art form. Plus, once you read through this FREE download on oil painting tips and advice, you’ll be confident and ready to finally put paint to canvas.
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