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The Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques by Jeremy Galton


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A unique visual directory of oil painting techniques, with guidance on how to use them.

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional and award-winning artist, Jeremy Galton.

Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this A-Z reference covers a multitude of topics concerning oil painting. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as peinture a l’essence and sgraffito. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of common subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, still life, skies and water.

Oil paint is such a responsive and versatile medium that no two painters need use it in exactly the same way, and since its invention in Renaissance times it has never lost its popularity with artists. Amateurs also find it appealing, not only because it is enjoyable to use but also because mistakes can be easily rectified, yet in many cases mistakes would not occur if the individual had a sound knowledge of technique.

This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists – both amateurs and veterans – develop their own oil-painting style.

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Published Date: 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
Weight 0.65 kg

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