• 101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic

    Mia Tavonatti provides artists with the essential skills required to render realistic surfaces in oil and acrylic. Artists will discover tips and tricks for working with both mediums, as well as a variety of techniques, including blending, layering, working with oil and acrylic mediums, creating an underpainting and more. Features include:

    • Step-by-step instructions for mastering a variety of the most common surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, bark, fabrics, stone, grass and many more
    • Each page features two similar textures for readers to paint in oil or acrylic using the easy-to-follow steps
    • A variety of techniques, including blending, layering, working with oil and acrylic mediums, creating an underpainting and more
    • General colour recommendations offer a helpful "get started quick" guide

  • 1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Water

    A comprehensive colour-mixing resource for oil, acrylic and watercolor artists! This incredible collection comes in a user-friendly concealed spiral-bound format that is tabbed for quick and easy reference.

    Aspiring artists will also find two removable colour mixing grids – one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolour.

  • 60 Minutes to Better Painting

    Craig Nelson will teach you the tips and tricks you need to know to achieve powerful painting results in oil and acrylic. With ten step-by-step demonstrations, each step timed to the minute, you’ll discover how to focus your efforts on the essence of the subject, rather than getting stuck on the tiny details.

    You will learn to:

    • Overcome procrastination and explore new subjects
    • Prioritize your painting efforts – see basic shapes first, then the fine details
    • Render rough compositions before committing your idea to a larger canvas
    • Explore composition, colour and light effects
    • Draw mass and form, not just the lines that make up your subject

  • Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic

    This comprehensive book opens with a guide to essential information on tools and materials plus basic drawing and painting techniques and colour theory to create compelling compositions, achieve depth and render realistic textures.

    Several talented and experienced artists guide readers through easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of floral and plant life, including tulips, dahlias, hibiscus, roses, daisies, freesia, water lilies, bird of paradise and more.

    With sections devoted to both mediums, readers will learn everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for mixing vibrant colours, working from photographs, working outdoors and creating volume and dimension.

  • Beautiful Portrait Painting in Oils

    Beautiful Portrait Painting in Oils reveals the keys for mastering how to paint beautiful portraits in oil to create soulful works of art for both viewer and artist. Through easy-to-follow lessons and expert insights, you’ll receive professional advice for working from life, utilizing reference photos and for working from a combination of the two to create rich and realistic portraits of men, women and children, imbued with timeless character and a touching likeness of your subject.

    Features include:

    • 14 step-by-step demonstrations of how to paint 7 diverse subjects of varying skin tones from life and from photographic reference, illustrating the differences between each approach
    • Additional exercises to reveal expert techniques for painting defining facial details, like eyes, mouths, wrinkles, facial hair and eyeglasses
    • Professional tips for working from life, including information on ideal session times, posing, seeing and mixing colour and even how to work with children
    • How to approach and execute paid commissions, including step-by-step demonstrations for painting both corporate and family subjects
    • How to organize your paintings thematically for shows, competitions or exhibitions

    Through Saper's universal techniques, oil painters – and indeed any painter – of all skill levels will learn to render more realistic portraits of each and every subject they paint, with predictable and joyful results.

  • Complete Oil Painter

    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 in print 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.

    • Easy-to-follow illustrated step-by-step instructions to all the techniques of oil paint application
    • Explanation of the use of colour and form in oil painting
    • Everything you need to know about choosing tools and materials and making efficient use of a studio
    • Advice on how to get the best results in still life, portraiture, abstract work and many other genres
    • Beautiful reproductions of the work of professional oil painters illustrate the skills, techniques and themes discussed in the text

  • Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques

    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.

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

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  • Impressionist Painting for the Landscape

    Learn to see, think and paint like an Impressionist master! Monet. Renoir. Van Gogh. Redfield. Garber. These beloved Impressionist masters continue to inspire with their rich and vivid artistry. Their styles and methods are alive and thriving today in the work of contemporary master George Gallo, who will lead you through all you need to know from start to finish to create Impressionist-inspired landscape paintings in oil.

    • More than 50 powerful lessons, tips and secrets for composition, brushwork, value, lighting effects, colour and movement
    • 80 stunning landscape paintings, including country roads, waterfalls, parks, woodlands, harbour scenes and more
    • 7 step-by-step painting demonstrations that reinforce the importance of composition, movement, colour and light

    Impressionist Painting for the Landscape will help artists of every skill level achieve more expressive and personally satisfying results. Dive in to discover classic oil painting traditions, new perspectives on the medium and fresh paintings to inspire you to new heights.

  • Oils

    This book is designed for absolute beginners who want to try their hand at painting but don't quite know how to get started.

    It presents carefully devised, step-by-step explanations of each detail to be accomplished on the painting-in-progress, making use of innovative book covers that can be set up to create a miniature easel. Each project appears as a series of two-page sections, with an illustrated explanation of how to proceed on each every-numbered page, and the painting-in-progress to be copied on the following odd-numbered page.

    There are seven separate projects for students to complete. Subjects include still lifes, flowers and landscapes.

  • Think Big Paint Small

    Think Big Paint Small gives you all the guidance you need to succeed at creating small paintings. It features more than 12 step-by-step demonstrations that show you how to paint a variety of still lifes and landscapes – all on canvases measuring four inches or less! You'll quickly learn how to:

    • Select good supplies on a budget
    • Mix colours the right way, the first time
    • Scale down your subjects to fit a smaller area
    • Create dimension, depth and volume in your compositions
    • Paint realistic shadows and highlights
    • Capture a range of textures and reflective surfaces

    Each demonstration guides you from blank canvas to completed painting. You'll even find sound advice for framing, displaying and marketing your work.