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
- Publisher: Search Press
- Published Date: 2009
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages