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The Complete Oil Painter: The Essential Reference Source for Artists - Search Press Classics (Paperback)
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The Complete Oil Painter: The Essential Reference Source for Artists - Search Press Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 15/04/2015
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Equally suitable for spontaneous work as well as for large ambitious studio paintings, oils are perhaps the most versatile of all paints. And yet for many painters, their use is shrouded in mystery, while others regard them as "difficult" medium. This book, now back by popular demand, sets out to show that, with proper instruction, nothing could be further fom the truth. The key to mastery of the medium is a full understanding of the constituents of oil painting - binders, dilutents, varnishes, mediums, driers - and their properties, all of which are clearly explained and illustrated with over 200 colour images, backed up by comprehensive information on supports, equipment and techniques.

Publisher: Search Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781782212805
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 280 x 216 mm


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April 2015

A reprint of a classic. Find advice, techniques, tuition, clear photos, clear steps and examples of work. Discover all you need to know about oil painting from tips on studio practice to framing your work. Explore themes and learn from the classic masters. Good advice and practice for all oil painters.

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October 2015

The Complete Oil Painter by Brian Gorst uncovers the mystique surrounding the medium and makes it accessible to all. Originally published by Quarto, the book has been republished by Search Press following popular demand. It's easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction instruction makes it the perfect introduction to oil painting. Materials and equipment are comprehensively covered before moving on to chapters on form and colour, elements of design, techniques, grounds and underpainting. Specific subjects are discussed next, such as still life and flowers, portraiture and figure painting, abstraction and working from the imagination. There's also practical advice on what we do when things go wrong, studio space and equipment, stretching a canvas, priming and framing.

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