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Oil Painting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-18230-7
Paperback
320 pages
February 2008
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet in Oil Paint.

Chapter 1: So You Want to Paint.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Oils.

Chapter 3: Assembling Your Materials.

Chapter 4: Preparing to Paint.

Chapter 5: Walking Through the Painting Process.

Part II: Break Out the Brushes and Start Painting!

Chapter 6: A Study in Black and White.

Chapter 7: Mixing Color and Three Oil Studies.

Chapter 8: Putting Paint to Canvas: Brushstrokes and Glazing Techniques.

Part III: People, Places, and Things.

Chapter 9: Tricky Still Life Subjects Made Easy.

Chapter 10: Take It Outside: Landscapes.

Chapter 11: Basic Portrait Painting 101.

Chapter 12: Beyond Portraiture: More on Painting People.

Part IV: Color and Design.

Chapter 13: Planning Your Painting.

Chapter 14: Shape, Space, and the Surface of Your Painting.

Chapter 15: How the Parts of a Composition Work Together.

Chapter 16: Communicating Ideas Visually.

Chapter 17: Using Color with Confidence.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Strategies to Immediately Improve Your Painting.

Chapter 19: Ten Artists You Should Know: The Painter’s Painters.

Index.

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