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