Oil Painter s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819424
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Art

Presents a guide to oil painting, including choosing and using materials, techniques, subjects, and more.

Sketching And Drawing Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819455
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

The Sketching and Drawing Bible is a complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and colored inks.

Acrylic Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819448
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Art

This book provides an essential reference and an excellent resource for practicing artists.

Pastel Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785820840
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Art

This guide to pastel painting includes sections on materials, the principles of color, techniques, and a final section on subjects that is designed to help you learn by example.

The Watercolor Flower Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785822813
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.

The Watercolour Artist s Bible

Author: Marilyn Scott
Publisher: New Artist's Bibles
ISBN: 1782213937
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre: Watercolor painting

With over 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrating how to paint a wide range of subjects using watercolours, Marylin Scott provides techniques from composition, brushwork and blending, to special effects like stippling and adding lustre.

Painting with Water Soluble Oils

Author: Sean Dye
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581800333
Release Date: 2001-06-15
Genre: Art

Water-Soluble Oils Have Arrived! This invaluable guide provides you with the information you need to master this exciting new medium. You'll learn what water-soluble oil color is, its unique characteristics and why it's generating so much enthusiasm among your fellow artists. You'll find a lengthy chapter packed with step-by-step demonstrations provided by some of the best artists working in water-soluble oils today. Soon, you could be one of them. Water-soluble oils make oil painting easier and more fun than ever before, plus you get gorgeous results. You may never go back to traditional oils again!

Oil Painting For Dummies

Author: Anita Marie Giddings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051998
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Art

Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!

The Artist s Bible

Author: Helen Douglas-Cooper
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 0713489154
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Acrylic painting

Chock-full of advice gleaned from a team of experts boasting, between them, several lifetimes' worth of painting experience, this book addresses every possible painting conundrum in 400 themed sections, and provides the solutions, tips and tricks of the trade that no artist can afford to be without. Find out how to speed up slow-drying washes, or extend the drying process; learn to make tricky paint behave itself; create convincing skin tones and capture the delicacy of flower structures; rescue paintings spoiled by mistakes, and protect them from becoming damaged once finished. Whether you're a beginner or experienced painter, whether you work in pastel, acrylic, watercolour or oils, "The Artist's Bible" is sure to hold its place on your reference shelf for years to come.

Problem Solving for Oil Painters

Author: Gregg Kreutz
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0823040976
Release Date: 1997-04-01
Genre: Art

Idea Is There a Good Abstract Idea Underlying the Picture? What Details Could be Eliminated to Strengthen the Composition? Does the Painting "Read"? Could You Finish Any Part of the Painting? Shapes Are the Dominant Shapes as Strong and Simple as Possible? Are the Shapes Too Similar? Value Could the Value Range be Increased? Could the Number of Values be Reduced? Light Is the Subject Effectively Lit? Is the Light Area Big Enough? Would the Light Look Stronger with a Suggestion of Burnout? Do the Lights Have a Continuous Flow? Is the Light Gradated? Shadows Do the Shadow Shapes Describe the Form? Are the Shadows Warm Enough? Depth Would the Addition of Foreground Material Deepen the Space? Does the Background Recede Far Enough? Are the Halftones Properly Related to the Background? Solidity Is the underlying Form Being Communicated? Is the Symmetry in Perspective? Color Is There a Color Strategy? Could a Purer Color Be Used? Do the Whites Have Enough Color in Them? Are the Colors Overblended on the Canvas? Would the Color Look Brighter if it Were Saturated into its Adjacent Area? Paint Is Your Palette Efficiently Organized? Is the Painting Surface Too Absorbent? Are You Using the Palette Knife as Much as You Could? Are You Painting Lines When You Should Be Painting Masses? Are the Edges Dynamic Enough? Is There Enough Variation in the Texture of the Paint? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Oil Painting Course You ve Always Wanted

Author: Kathleen Staiger
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434540
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Art

Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!

Understanding Early Christian Art

Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415204545
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques

Author: Jeremy Galton
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 0855329602
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Art

Visually demonstrates oil painting techniques, advises on canvases and paint, and features works by well-known artists to illustrate different approaches to landscape, portrait, and still life painting.

The Complete Oil Painter

Author: Brian Gorst
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 082300855X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Art

A guide to oil painting provides information on materials, tools and equipment, techniques, form and color, and themes.

Colour Mixing Bible

Author: Ian Sidaway
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 0715318233
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

This book helps artists understand how to mix colours in different mediums and how colour can help to develop their work. Artworks illustrate how to put theory into practice and it is suitable for beginners or professional artists.