Oil Painting
Oil & Acrylic Workshop: Classic and Contemporary Techniques for Painting Expressive Works of Art
Oil & Acrylic Workshop
Classic and Contemporary Techniques for Painting Expressive Works of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1633222802

Create contemporary and colorful works of art using a variety of traditional and unique painting techniques with Oil & Acrylic Workshop.From classic tools to modern twists, it's all here to try out

Break out the art supplies, because it's time to discover how to create beautifully textured, vibrant, andcolorful works of fine art. Oil & Acrylic Workshop guides you through harnessing both traditional and unique painting tools when putting media to canvas in new and surprising ways.

Whether you're an aspiring or established artist, you will relish setting aside the paintbrush in exchange for the palette knife, sponges, and even your fingers to create colorful, contemporary works of art. This book comes packed with techniques for working with oil and acrylic, as well as color theory and approachable step-by-step projects.

Don't miss the featured projects, including the art of creating landscapes, mastering animals, painting delicate flowers, and much more. Budding artists will become masters of new and engaging painting techniques in no time.

Dramatic Light: Paint Eye-Catching Art in Watercolor and Oil
Dramatic Light
Paint Eye-Catching Art in Watercolor and Oil
Hardcover      ISBN: 1581806582

Capture the elusive nature of light, and make your paintings glow with richness and realism. Dramatic Light shows you how, blending inspiring artwork with clear, step-by-step demonstrations for working in both watercolor and oil. Your paintings will improve instantly as you follow hands-on, visual guidance for recreating the basic principles of light: transparency, translucency, luminosity and reflections. This remarkable book features:

  • 16 step-by-step demonstrations that show you how see and paint light in it many forms
  • A range of styles and subjects to admire and borrow from, including flowers, landscapes, people and still lifes
  • Detailed instruction for mastering challenging textures, such as sparkling glass, sheer fabric, moonlit skies, shimmering water and more
  • Visual comparisons that highlight common mistakes and how to fix them
You'll find the guidance in Dramatic Light very effective and accessible, even if you're new to painting. Special sections cover a range of topics, from creating good compositions to mixing colors to working with reference photos.

Take this guide, explore light's sublime possibilities, and transform your work.

Flowers: Discover Techniques for Painting Fresh and Lively Floral Scenes
Discover Techniques for Painting Fresh and Lively Floral Scenes
Paperback      ISBN: 1600582826

In this new addition to the How to Draw & Paint series, accomplished artist Marcia Baldwin teaches aspiring artists how to paint stunning floral scenes in oil and acrylic. First, readers are introduced to all the tools and materials they'll need to get started. Then Marcia shares painting techniques specific to creating beautiful flower portraits and arrangements that burst with vibrant color. Beginning artists will learn to create a variety of flowers, ranging from water lilies and daisies to birds of paradise and poppies, by following the easy step-by-step projects.

Portfolio: Beginning Oil: Tips and Techniques for Learning to Paint in Oil
Portfolio: Beginning Oil
Tips and Techniques for Learning to Paint in Oil
Paperback      ISBN: 1633221938

Beginning Oil's collection of step-by-step exercises and practice projects will have you painting lovely works like the classic masters in no time.

Beginning Oil is a well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting. This introductory guide to the medium describes and explains everything you'll needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, color essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting, painting en plein air, and more.

There's no need to be intimidated by the prospect of painting with this classic medium. In Beginning Oil, the techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated on each page. You will master key concepts with ease, and then put them into practice quickly.

Dry, repetitive exercises on blank canvases are a thing of the past with Beginning Oil. Let this collection of step-by-step exercises serve as your instructor as you learn by practicing each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible and, most importantly, fun

AI Xuan: For a Silent Dreamland from a Master's Heart
AI Xuan
For a Silent Dreamland from a Master's Heart
Hardcover      ISBN: 889182433x
The first illustrated monograph in English devoted to the work of Ai Xuan, the most influential contemporary oil painter and leading representative of Chinese realism.

Ai Xuan is considered one of the most outstanding Chinese contemporary realist painters. In 2004, working together with other leading Chinese painters using a realist style, he formed an artistic group called Beijing Realism, later renamed Chinese Realism. This group has since become the key force shaping the promotion of realism in Chinese contemporary painting, including an annual national exhibition of realist paintings.

Overcoming the tragedies of his poet father, Ai Qing, political movements, and his turmoil-infused childhood, Xuan transforms all these harsh life experiences into his artistic creations. These works lead readers into the inner world of someone who is able to capture his sympathy for helplessness in life through paintings with astonishing precision.

This thoughtfully curated book reviews his art career through a selection of his most representative masterpieces from each stage of his development, alongside comprehensive analysis by the art critic and professor Hsiung Yi Ching.
The Art of Basic Oil Painting
The Art of Basic Oil Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583628

From the days of the early Masters, oil painting has inspired and intrigued artists of all skill levels. In The Art of Basic Oil Painting, artists interested in learning how to work with this complex and multifaceted medium will find inspiration through clear, step-by-step painting lessons covering a variety of approachable subjects. First, artists will be guided through the tools and materials required for oil painting, including brushes, supports, mediums, palettes, and paint. This inclusive book also has sections on basic drawing techniques and color theory, as well as brief overviews of perspective, composition, lighting, and painting from photographs. Expert oil painters then guide artists along the way by outlining basic painting techniques, demonstrating how to work with various mediums, teaching the intricacies of color mixing, and much more in an easy-to-digest format. Artists will enjoy working their way through step-by-step projects spanning a wide range of appealing subjects--including portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals. Full of inspiring and beautiful works of art, The Art of Basic Oil Painting also features techniques for rendering light and shadow, creating textures, and achieving lifelike results. With its fresh approach and plethora of tips and techniques, this book provides contemporary instructions for rendering realistic works of art in a long-standing, timeless medium. Whether you are a beginning artist looking to get started in oil painting or an experienced painter looking to improve your breadth of knowledge, The Art of Basic Oil Painting offers a comprehensive guide that no fine oil artist should be without.

The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic: Discover Simple Step-By-Step Techniques for Painting an Array of Flowers and Plants
The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic
Discover Simple Step-By-Step Techniques for Painting an Array of Flowers and Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1633220133

Learn everything you need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic

This comprehensive book opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures. In The Art of Painting Flowersin Oil & Acrylic, several talented and experienced artists guide readers through easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of floral and plant life, including tulips, dahlias, hibiscus, roses, daisies, freesia, water lilies, bird of paradise, and more. With sections devoted to both mediums, readers will learn everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for mixing vibrant colors, working from photographs, working outdoors, and creating volume and dimension.

Beautiful Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones and More
Beautiful Portrait Painting in Oils
Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1440349770
How to paint oil portraits like the Old Masters

Mona Lisa. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Madame X. The infinite variety and beauty of humankind--like the mysteries behind sparkling eyes, a sly smile or an averted gaze--has captivated artists since the beginning of time. This expanded edition of Chris Saper's best-selling guide, Classic Portrait Painting in Oils, reveals keys for mastering how to paint beautiful portraits in oil to create soulful works of art. Through easy-to-follow lessons and expert oil painting tips and techniques, you'll find secrets for working from life, using reference photos and more to create rich, realistic portraits imbued with timeless character.

- 14 step-by-step demonstrations teach how to paint 7 diverse subjects of varying skin tones from life and from photographic reference
- Additional exercises reveal expert oil painting techniques for defining facial details, like eyes, mouths, wrinkles, facial hair and eyeglasses
- Professional tips for working from life, including ideal session times, posing, seeing and mixing color and even how to work with children
- The basics of using natural, artificial, creative and "Rembrandt" lighting to light your subject and convey a mood
- Expanded key concepts of "perfect practice," the importance of regularly painting subjects in real time and an insistence on excellent photographic reference material, including a checklist for how to take--and self-edit--your own quality photos
- New material on how to approach and execute paid commissions, including step-by-step demonstrations for painting both corporate and family subjects
Through Saper's universal techniques, painters of all skill levels will learn to render more realistic portraits of every subject they paint, with predictable and joyful results.

Best of the Joy of Painting
Best of the Joy of Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0688143547

It's Bob Ross. The man with the gentle voice who can paint a landscape in thirty minutes right before your very eyes in your own living room.

Reaching millions of homes every day, Bob Ross is unquestionably America's favorite art instructor. The Best of the Joy of Painting -- Bob Ross's first book -- contains sixty of his favorite paintings, all of them originally created during the Joy of Painting show.

Each painting comes complete with a full-color photo and a series of black-and-white instructional photos, accompanied by step-by-step instructions that guide you through the painting process. With this book in hand, you will be amazed at the ease and skill with which you can create your own Bob Ross original.

Capturing Radiant Light & Color in Oils and Pastels
Capturing Radiant Light & Color in Oils and Pastels
Paperback      ISBN: 1581809999

"Everything was alive, pulsing with light and color."--Susan Sarback

This is more than a how-to-paint book. It's a how-to-see book...specifically, how to tune in to nature's glorious subtleties of light and color.

Forget complex theories. "Full-Color Seeing" is based on direct observation. It's about overcoming preconceptions and perceiving true color based on the colors that surround it, the way light hits it, time of day, season, weather conditions, and too many other factors for a mere formula to incorporate. You'll learn to see your subject--any subject--just as life truly presents it to you. This is the secret to capturing the living, breathing sense of atmosphere so celebrated in the works of the Impressionist painters.

A revision of Susan Sarbacks' illuminating Capturing Radiant Color in Oils, this book offers twelve more years of fresh insights, new paintings and expanded coverage on soft pastels. The concepts explored here have been handed down through generations of artists: Sarback was taught "Full-Color Seeing" by master painter Henry Hensche, who learned it from Charles Hawthorne, a contemporary of Claude Monet. This step-by-step approach will add greater vitality to your artwork and forever change the way you see.