Oil Painting Secrets from a Master
Some of the most popular art instruction books ever written have been based on student notes culled over the years from actual workshop sessions, with all their power and immediacy - and with practical, on-to-one contact between student and teacher. This is such a book. For more than two years, Linda Cateura has pursued teacher / artist David A. Leffel, notebook in hand, as he critiqued the work of students. Linda Cateura's succinct notes capture his insights, philosophy, painting hints, and general comments.
Leffel's classic, painterly, twentieth-century old master style, much in the manner of Rembrandt or Chardin, affords ample illustration of the ideas expressed - through his many paintings, details, demonstrations, and diagrams, almost all in color.
No matter what your level of ability, there is something here to apply to your own work, ideas that will cause you to rething your own ways of painting, hints to save you effort, or solutions to persistent painting problems.
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Awesome!User Review - softedges - Overstock.com
This book is not just for beginners. Although not written by David Leffel it is as if Mr. Leffel is teaching you personally. Mr. Leffel is a modern master. This book offers insight into many areas of ... Read full review
Oil Painting Secrets from a MasterUser Review - guesshoo - Overstock.com
this book is a good tool for the beginner painter. Easy to read and understand. I like that it actually teaches you about brush strokes etc. Read full review