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Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner  :  A Clear and Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting - Mark Willenbrink

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

A Clear and Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting

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Published: 24th September 2010
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The quick-start guide to great results!

Oil painting doesn’t have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting andhappy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings.

  • Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way
  • 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits
  • The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish
You’ll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

About the Authors

Mark and Mary Willenbrink are also authors of the best-selling Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner. Mark is a fine artist, commercial artist and freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a contributor to Watercolor Artist.

ISBN: 9781600617843
ISBN-10: 1600617840
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 24th September 2010
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 20.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.55