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The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book

The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book by John Barber
Publisher: Search Press
Edition: Paperback
ISBN 10: 1844484289
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844484287
Size: 200 x 200 mm
Illustrations: Colour throughout
Pages: 160

Turn the interactive colour wheel to instantly see the results of mixing different colours.

The Oil Paint Colour Wheel Book will help anyone who want to paint in oils produce quality art in days. It begins with a look at the equipment you'll need to get started and then describes the basic principles of colour mixing applying colour. The book presents a series of eight step-by-step projects designed to teach you the most rewarding oil painting techniques, such as colour blending, lifting out, working dark to light, glazing, and painting with a palette knife, all applied to subjects from still lifes to landscapes, and from buildings to woodlands. By working through the projects, you'll increase your knowledge and confidence and will be able to produce satisfying oil paintings. Each project also introduces and illustrates the most important technique for the project and gives at-a-glance advice on colour mixing. The colour wheel on the jacket allows mixes to be immediately visible, for successful paintings every time.

Turn the interactive colour wheel to instantly see the results of mixing different colours Learn the basics of colour mixing in oils, how to get the effect you are looking for, and how to use oils in your compositions Discover the materials and equipment that oil painters use most often and with greatest success Work through the eight projects to learn the basic techniques of working in oils Grow in confidence as you paint so that you produce exciting and successful paintings every time

Book Contents

Introduction, How to use this book, Materials and equipment, Basic techniques, Gallery, The Projects:, 1. Mushrooms still life, 2. Venetian bridge, 3. Colonsay seascape, 4. Roses, 5. Light in the wood, 6. Cockerel, 7. Castle at Chillon, 8. Italian market

About The Author

John Barber is a professional artist and designer whose work has been published by many leading publishers worldwide. His interest in art and design have led to diverse commissions, including model-making for film and TV, sculpture, and stained glass design, in addition to painting. He has lectured widely on Turner and Rembrandt, and regularly teaches painting courses near Flatford Mill in Suffolk and in La Rochefoucauld, France. John lives in London. He is the author of The Watercolor Wheel book


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