Oils: A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners (Collins You Can Paint)

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9780004134086: Oils: A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners (Collins You Can Paint)

A new title in the You Can Paint series of painting books for absolute beginners. Written by professional artist-teachers, these books start with real basics and assume no knowledge or experience of painting

Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations,
the Collins You Can Paint series will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start painting in oils.

All the instruction is broken down into really easy step-by-step exercises to help you to practise and build up your knowledge and expertise of painting gradually. For example, you learn how to paint a tree in three easy stages, then a cloudy sky and finally how to paint a simple foreground, so that in the end you can paint a complete landscape in oils.

In this book Linda Birch takes the reader by the hand with simple exercises and explains exactly how to paint all the separate features of a picture one-by-one. So, by the end of the book you feel that you really can produce an oil painting to be proud of.

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Have you always wanted to paint in oils? Now you can! 'Collins You Can Paint Oils' will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to pick up a brush and have a go.

Linda Birch takes the absolute beginner by hand and starts by explaining basic oil techniques and how to mix colours. Then, with easy step-by-step exercises she shows exactly how to paint the separate elements of the picture one by one.

You will learn how to paint simple still life subjects like fruit, vegetables and flowers, and landscape features such as skies and trees. With stage-by-stage demonstrations to show you how to combine these features in a single painting, it won't be long before you can produce oils to be proud of.

About the Author:

Linda Birch paints in oils, watercolour and pastels and has taught amateurs for many years. She writes regularly for the Leisure Painter magazine and is author of How to Draw and Paint Animals.

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