Painting into the Light

How to Work Atmospheric Magic with Your Oil Paints

Jenny Aitken


Successful contre-jour art – art that is painted looking towards the light – possesses a captivating magic. It causes the viewer to squint, with dazzling light seeming to glow from the canvas.

The technique looks incredibly accomplished, but with Jenny Aitken's guidance, is surprisingly easy to achieve using oils. Known for painting sparkling light on water, Jenny delivers practical, easy-to-follow guidance for confident beginner artists onwards.

Through 10 step-by-step painting demonstrations and clear, illustrated methods of working, the book shows you how to bring every painting to life with light. A section on troubleshooting tricky paintings will show you that every painting is salvageable, but with an understanding of light and colour, it’s much more likely that you will find success the first time round.


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    280 x 215mm
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    Search Press
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