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If looking at wonderful paintings fills you with desire to create your own, this book is for you. Even if you’ve never put brush to canvas before, but are committed to learning how, Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner will enable you to express yourself richly through this esteemed art medium.
With clarity, simplicity, and enthusiasm, Steve Allrich shares with readers the tried-and-true methods he employs in his mastery of oil painting. Practical step-by-step instruction and fully illustrated demonstrations are provided. You will learn how to:
- Select paint, canvas, brushes, other materials - Practice good drawing skills, mix color ranges, design vital compositions - Tone canvas, sketch and block in your subject, achieve painterly brushwork - Depict strong still lifes and interiors, arrange good lighting effects for both - Choose the best landscape settings, handle perspective, capture natural light.
About the Author
A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Steve Allrich is an award-winning painter who specializes in plein air settings. He has exhibited his work in solo shows across the United States, as well as in invitational and juried exhibitions, and teaches classes and workshops in figure and landscape paintings. Allrich is the author of Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner, whichhas sold more than 50,000 copies, and resides in Portland, Oregon.