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The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book by John Barber


The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book will help anyone who want to paint in oils produce quality art in days. It begins with a look at the equipment you’ll need to get started and then describes the basic principles of colour mixing applying colour.

The book presents a series of eight step-by-step projects designed to teach you the most rewarding oil painting techniques, such as colour blending, lifting out, working dark to light, glazing, and painting with a palette knife, all applied to subjects from still lifes to landscapes, and from buildings to woodlands. By working through the projects, you’ll increase your knowledge and confidence and will be able to produce satisfying oil paintings. Each project also introduces and illustrates the most important technique for the project and gives at-a-glance advice on colour mixing. The colour wheel on the jacket allows mixes to be immediately visible, for successful paintings every time.

  • A useful, interactive colour wheel is on the front cover
  • Step by step instructions inside for different techniques
  • Covers the basic techniques needed to begin oil painting such as preparing your canvas, basic brush control and colour mixing.
  • A gallery section is included that contains examples of different oil paintings showing how oil paints can be used in different ways

John Barber is a professional artist and designer whose work has been published by many leading publishers worldwide. His interest in art and design have led to diverse commissions, including model-making for film and TV, sculpture, and stained glass design, in addition to painting. He has lectured widely on Turner and Rembrandt, and regularly teaches painting courses near Flatford Mill in Suffolk and in La Rochefoucauld, France. John lives in London. He is the author of The Watercolor Wheel book, Color Pencil Wheel Book, Oil Paint Color Wheel Book, Acrylics Color Wheel Book, and Pastel Color Wheel Book.
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Published Date: 2009
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages









Weight0.52 kg
Dimensions20.5 × 20.5 × 2 cm

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