The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006 - Art - 176 pages
"Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren' t afraid - maybe you just didn' t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You' ve Always Wanted,author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits - every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!"
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
7
Making Your Brush Behave
22
Getting the Colors You Want
40
Putting It All Together
60
Creating a Landscape Painting
102
Creating a Portrait Painting
144
INDEX
176
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Kathleen Staigerhas taught painting and drawing at every level for more than thirty-five years. A graduate of Hofstra University with masters degrees in art and literature, she is currently on the faculty of the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida, where she lives.

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