Painting Still Life in Oils

Painting Still Life in Oils

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Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore colour, shape and form using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil and contemplative in mood, or be a celebration of pure colour and expression. This book introduces the genre using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object to complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic colour theory; form painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. AUTHOR: Adele Wagstaff is a practising artist who divides her time between the studio and teaching painting courses. When painting she is concerned with the portrayal of the tranquil and contemplative qualities of still life arrangements and her sitters, a process which verges on the meditative. Her work is held in collections across the UK and is exhibited regularly. SELLING POINTS: * Aimed at beginners and more experienced; untutored groups and individual artists and fine art * Introduces still life painting using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process * Focuses on painting traditional and simple compositions to complex arrangements of more unusual objects 190 colour
Publisher: Ramsbury : Crowood, 2012.
ISBN: 9781847973139
Branch Call Number: 751.4543 WAGSTAFF
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.


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