Painting Still Life in Oils (Paperback)

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Painting Still Life in Oils (Paperback)


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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

Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore color, shape, and form, using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil, and contemplative, or a celebration of pure color and expression. Each chapter in this introductory guide focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic color theory and from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. It also includes advice on materials, including how to stretch one's own canvas; discusses the work of notable still life painters, and introduces painting still life within the genre of portraiture.

Adele Wagstaff is a practicing artist who divides her time between the studio and teaching painting courses. Her work is held in collections across the UK and is exhibited regularly.
Product Details ISBN: 9781847973139
ISBN-10: 1847973132
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English
"This guide covers everything readers need to know to create successful still-life oil paintings."  —Library Journal