Collins Learn to Paint ? Oils for the Beginner

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9780007193974: Collins Learn to Paint ? Oils for the Beginner

This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Alwyn Crawshaw has a very loyal following among amateur painters, and this book provides all the information the beginner needs to start painting in oils.

The traditional medium of oils is sometimes regarded as a difficult one but in this book well-known and respected TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw explains all the techniques in a clear and straightforward way – ideal for the novice.

He describes the materials required, gives useful advice about mixing colours, and covers topics such as drawing, using a palette knife and working from sketches. There are many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, and a range of subjects is included, such as still life, landscapes, seascapes, boats and flowers.

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Each title in the best-selling 'Learn to Paint' series is written by a professional working artist and offers the leisure painter a personal course of art instruction. Here 'Alwyn Crawshaw' clearly describes all the basic techniques of painting in oils, and provides many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings.

• advice on materials and equipment
• how to mix colours
• basic techniques and methods
• help with composition
• how to varnish finished paintings

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 20 books on art instruction, all of which are published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 7 successful TV series on Channel 4. He has also made many successful videos on painting. He is Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists and President of the National Acrylic Painters Association. He runs popular painting holidays and courses, and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.

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Alwyn Crawshaw
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