Oil Painting For Dummies

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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 <i>Oil Painting For Dummies.</i> <p>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:</p> <ul> <li>Choose the right supplies</li> <li>Set up your studio and care for your equipment</li> <li>Handle your materials safely</li> <li>Develop your design and composition skills</li> <li>Make practice sketches and studies</li> <li>Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes</li> <li>Try out different compositions</li> <li>Mix any color you want</li> <li>Simplify tricky still-life subjects</li> <li>Paint landscapes and common objects out doors</li> <li>Paint portraits and the human form</li> </ul> <p>Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, <i>Oil Painting For Dummies</i> is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!</p>

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