The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2002 - Art - 192 pages
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Both amateur and professional artists agree; oils are the medium of choice, the most popular way to paint. And, the variety of high-quality colors available in tubes has made them simpler and more versatile than ever. Some people apply oil paint thickly, building it up on the canvas until the surface resembles a relief sculpture. Others use it in thin, transparent washes, almost like a watercolor. Plus, oils work equally well for rapid, spontaneous sketches or full-scale studio canvases.

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