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.

Pastel Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9781610583725
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Art

DIVDiscover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life. Over 65,000 copies sold worldwide. This information-packed book is divided into five sections. The first, Materials, introduces you to the range of pastels and papers that is available to you, with examples of how paper textures and colors can affect your work. The Color section looks at the principles of color and gives suggestions for mixing colors and choosing a basic palette, especially important since manufacturers produce a bewildering array of colored pastels./div

Acrylic Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781610583442
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Art

DIVThis hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for artists to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. With its great flexibility, acrylic paint can mimic the appearance of oils, tempera, and watercolors in unique ways, each method pictured in a separate step-by-step demonstration. The author also examines the use of acrylics with airbrush, sculptural, and printing techniques-even three-dimensional relief painting and collagraphy printing methods are included-and how several of these different creative processes can be integrated successfully in one composition with ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Inspiring examples of representational and abstract subjects are depicted throughout, and a complete survey of all the latest acrylic materials covers the best paint brands, painting mediums, supports, varnishes, brushes, knives, and palettes. This book contains instructions on painting many different subjects, like landscapes, trees, mountains, buildings, still lifes, and portraits. It makes an ideal gift for someone practiced in the arts of acrylic painting, and newcomers to the art form. /div

Sketching And Drawing Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9781610583756
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

DIVA complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and colored inks. Learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media. Over 100 step-by-step demonstrations show ways of tackling tricky subjects. Includes tips on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace./div

The Artist s Bible

Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785830189
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Art

The Artist's Bible is a wonderful reference for any experienced or novice artist. Whatever medium you preferâ??pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, multimediaâ??this book, with its themed sections, provides tips, trade secrets and time and money savings advice that you can't afford to be without. Crammed with over 400 ingenious solutions to every conceivable painting problem, our team of experienced professional artists, all with many years of painting behind them, share their invaluable advice on subjects as diverse as speeding up slow drying washes, making tricky paint behave itself, creating convincing skin tones and capturing the delicacy of flower structures. Each tip is fully illustrated with both step-by-step sequences and exemplary finished works, making this book a resource that will have a place on your shelf for many years to come.

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.

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!

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 Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques

Author: Jeremy Galton
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 0806989092
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art

Find out what you can do with oil paints. Make brushwork more expressive and add shadows. Try a full complement of creative techniques. Breathtaking examples of finished paintings, analyzed in detail, guide you through a range of themes, including architecture, figures, and landscapes.

Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner

Author: Steve Allrich
ISBN: 0823032698
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Art

Priced to reach a broad market, this book offers an inviting introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Allrich begins with an outline of the essential components of good painting, then describes the basic materials and tools of the oil medium. The fundamentals are strongly stressed and lessons on defining concept, toning the canvas, and understaning light sources are covered. 125 color illustrations.

Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner

Author: Mark Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440310454
Release Date: 2010-08-04
Genre: Art

The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Oil Painting Materials

Author: William F. Powell
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 1560100567
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Art

Oil painters of any skill level can learn something from this book. ItÆs a clear, concise, and comprehensive reference guide to the best tools and materials for this time-honored art form. Oil Painting Materials offers in-depth coverage on oil-painting tools and their uses, including essential information on brushes and the strokes they produce, palettes, painting knives, oil paints, thinners and solvents, varnishes, waxes, easels, and more. When you want a straightforward resource for the art of using oil painting components and tools, it doesnÆt get any better than this!

The Colored Pencil Artist s Handbook

Author: Jane Strother
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785833833
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Art

The Colored Pencil Artist's Handbook is a step-by-step guide through a range of blending, mark-making, and mixed media techniques. Whether you're looking to improve your drawing skills or be introduced to a range of new effects. All the tools, materials, and techniques you need to capture a range of subjects are explained. Tutorials on subjects ranging from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture.

The Chinese Brush Painting Bible

Author: Jane Dwight
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1581809522
Release Date: 2007-02-26
Genre: Art

7Chinese brush painting appeals to both the watercolor and acrylic painter who wants to try working in a simplistic looser, yet representational style7Contains the most motifs one can find in the Chinese brush painting style, which continues to be popular7Features an easy-to-use lay flat bindingOver 200 different motifs in an easy-to-use encased spiral format make this the perfect resource for Chinese brush painting. Each motif is accompanied by an explanation of its symbolic meaning, a color palette and step-by-step instruction that includes the order, direction and type of brushstroke needed to complete the image. Clear graphic icons provide detailed brush instruction on how much pressure to apply and what part (tip, heel or whole) of the brush to use. The reader will find advice on composing and combining images to create perfectly balanced, harmonious paintings and ideas for using and displaying their finished art.