The Complete Oil Painter
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Oils are perhaps the most versatile of all paint mediums. Yet for many artists oil painting is either shrouded in mystique or considered very difficult. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions and surefire strategies, The Complete Oil Painter, by author Brian Gorst, is an essential, one-stop guide to becoming an expert in every aspect of this medium. Artists will discover everything they need to know about materials (pigments, supports, canvases); tools and equipment (palettes, brushes); paint application (wet-into-wet, alla-prima, glazing, impasto); form and colour (light and dark, expression, colour mixing); exploring themes (still life, portraiture, figure painting); and much more. This 128-page paperback edition features 200 colour illustrations.