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How do I complete my first oil painting step by step?

This book outlines 20 achievable oil painting demonstrations for the beginner featuring landscape art from the simple to the more challenging (taken from my hardback Oil Paintings from the Landscape published by GMC Publications 2003)

Find subject matter including a stone circle, a church, a cornfield, a lake, a castle, a coast, plus more exotic subject matter as a desert, Toronto, lightning and more. Techniques such as wet-into-wet, impasto and glazing are explored. As explained within, The artist need not shell out a lot of money to complete these demonstrations; in fact, all have been completed with a mere ten oil colours, six brush types, artboards and a few additional materials which could be found in the home. Guidance on what to buy and how to prepare can be found in the first section of this book.

Projects may be tackled in any order but for guidance, are divided into four levels, beginning with level 1 progressing to level 4.

Each project within the demonstration section of this book is clearly set out. You will find:
An image of the finished painting presenting a challenge.
Between 6 and 10 step by step images of how the painting was completed.
A list of the oil painting materials used for the project.
Corresponding instructions to each image-in-progress on how the painting was done.
Tips along the way.

The preliminary section covers the art materials required for the projects within, as well as guidance on preparing the art materials for the demonstrations. Troubleshooting advice is given at the end of this book if a painting does not work out as planned.

Book’s statistics: 19,000 words and 23 step by step demonstrations (each demonstration comprises on average 8 images) with 187 images in total throughout the book

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