Cambridge, Melanie Success with Oils

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Success with Oils

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9780007118526: Success with Oils

In Success with Oils Melanie Cambridge sets out to dispel the myths surrounding the traditional medium of oils by offering simplified, step-by-step guidance on creating successful oil paintings in just one session.

Many amateur painters are wary of oil painting, believing it to be a difficult and messy medium that is best left to ‘the professionals’. In this book Melanie Cambridge reveals that this need not be the case. She shows that oils can in fact be a forgiving medium once you’ve learned a few basic principles.

She starts by looking at how to mix colours, how to master simple techniques, and how to use tone effectively. She then shows you how to paint a variety of colourful, vibrant landscapes in oils from sketches and photographs. Specific chapters cover popular subjects such as skies, trees, water, flowers, buildings, figures and boats, and a number of step-by-step demonstrations show exactly how each picture is built up. There’s also a helpful chapter about painting on location.

Contents:

Introduction
Materials and Equipment
Getting Started
Simplifying Composition
Skies and Clouds
Trees for all Seasons
Water and Reflections
Flowers in the Landscape
Buildings in the Landscape
Figures in the Landscape
Boats and Harbours
Painting on Location
Finishing Touches
Jargon Buster
Index

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Review:

'a well-written step-by-step guide . . . illustrated throughout with Cambridge's warm and evocative oils' -- Artists & Illustrators Magazine

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Many amateur painters are wary of oil painting, believing it to be a difficult and messy medium that is best left to ‘the professionals’. In this book Melanie Cambridge reveals that this need not be the case. She shows that oils can in fact be a forgiving medium once you’ve learned a few basic principles.

She starts by looking at how to mix colours, how to master simple techniques, and how to use tone effectively. She then shows you how to paint a variety of colourful, vibrant landscapes in oils from sketches and photographs. Specific chapters cover popular subjects such as skies, trees, water, flowers, buildings, figures and boats, and a number of step-by-step demonstrations show exactly how each picture is built up. There’s also a helpful chapter about painting on location.

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