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Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting [With DVD] (Art for the Absolute Beginner) (Paperback)


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The quick-start guide to great results

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
  • The 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.

About the Author

Mark and Mary Willenbrink are also authors of the best-selling Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner. Mark is a fine artist, commercial artist and freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a contributor to Watercolor Artist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781600617843
ISBN-10: 1600617840
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Art for the Absolute Beginner