Foundations of Classical Oil Painting

How to Paint Realistic People, Landscapes and Still Life

Lea Colie Wight


Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full colour.

Develop a core foundational skill set to develop your paintings and discover a signature way of working from life that can be applied to figure painting, portraits, landscapes and still life. Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolour.

  • Informative lessons and simple exercises help to build confidence and lay the foundations for successful oil painting
  • Learn a straightforward system for painting realistically with a focus on accurate colour
  • 4 full-length step-by-step demonstrations show how to paint a figure, a portrait, a still life and a landscape


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    275 x 210mm
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    North Light
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