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Success with Oils By Melanie Cambridge

Success with Oils
by Melanie Cambridge

Melanie Cambridge sets out to dispel the myths surrounding the traditional medium of oils by offering simplified, step-by-step guidance on creating successful oil paintings in just one session.
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Success with Oils by Melanie Cambridge

Melanie Cambridge sets out to dispel the myths surrounding the traditional medium of oils by offering simplified, step-by-step guidance on creating successful oil paintings in just one session. Many amateur painters seem wary of oil painting, believing it to be a difficult and messy medium to use that is best left to "the professionals". In this book she reveals that this need not be the case. Showing that oils can in fact be a forgiving medium once you've learned a few basic principles, Melanie starts by looking at how to mix colours, how to master simple techniques, and how to use tone effectively. She then shows you how to paint a variety of colourful, vibrant landscapes in oils from sketches, photographs and on location. Each chapter focuses on a specific subject, such as skies, trees, water, flowers, buildings, figures and boats, and a number of step-by-step demonstrations show exactly how each picture is built up.

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Success with Oils Reviews


'A work of art in itself.' The Artist Magazine

About Melanie Cambridge


Melanie Cambridge teaches oil painting and is a regular contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine and Painting World. This is her first book.

Table of Contents


Contents: Introduction Materials and Equipment Getting Started Simplifying Composition Skies and Clouds Trees for all Seasons Water and Reflections Flowers in the Landscape Buildings in the Landscape Figures in the Landscape Boats and Harbours Painting on Location Finishing Touches Jargon Buster Index

Additional information

GOR001950305
Success with Oils by Melanie Cambridge
Melanie Cambridge
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-05-07
128
000711852X
9780007118526
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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