Alwyn Crawshaw's Oil Painting Course

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9780004133645: Alwyn Crawshaw's Oil Painting Course

In this practical guide well-known TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw helps the beginner to master the traditional art of painting in oils. All the essentials are covered in a comprehensive course of 25 lessons.

Starting with simple exercises on brush control and how to mix colours, Alwyn guides the beginner through all the basic methods and techniques of oil painting, explaining clearly each process and offering advice and encouragement at every stage.

The book is divided into different sections, each dealing with a specific aspect of oil painting, such as how to get started, simple exercises, working outdoors, simplifying what you see, and painting from a photograph. Within each section practical lessons cover a wide variety of painting topics.

There are numerous step-by-step exercises and demonstrations throughout the book and a gallery of finished paintings at the end provides additional ideas and inspiration.

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Top TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw helps you to master the traditional art of painting oils. He covers everything the beginner needs to know in this complete course of 29 lessons, with many step-by-step demonstrations.

The course is progressive and really does start with the basics. Readers are encouraged to work through each lesson in turn, in this way gradually improving their technique and gaining in confidence.

Contents Include:
• 29 self-contained progressive lessons
• Simple exercises on getting to know oil paints and brush control
• Advice on colours and how to mix them.
• Basic exercises on sketching, measuring and perspective
• Hints on how to paint from your photographs

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 25 books on art instruction, all published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among amateur painters and has made 8 successful TV series on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, as well as many videos on painting. Amongst other acheivements, Alwyn founded the Society of Amateur Artists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past president of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. He regularly contributes to Leisure Painter magazine.

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