Discover Oil Painting

Easy Landscape Painting Techniques

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Author: Julie Gilbert Pollard

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440341427

Category: Art

Page: 128

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You Can Paint With Oils! An easy and fun introduction to landscape painting. Discover Oil Painting is a complete course on painting landscapes in oils. This fun and easy guide is loaded with time-honored methods, techniques and tutorials along with ways to tweak those ideas to suit your own painting personality. No matter what your experience (or lack of experience!) you will learn how to paint beautiful works of art in no time. 21 step-by-step painting demonstrations tackle skies, foliage, wildflowers, water, rocks and more Easy-to-understand lessons demystify composition, color, value, paint application techniques, and other key concepts Expert tips and advice honed over nearly 35 years of professional teaching and painting With master teacher Julie Gilbert Pollard, you will walk through the painting process in manageable steps, from laying out a palette and overcoming the initial intimidation of a blank canvas, to designing strong compositions and achieving brilliant, yet believable color. Along this path to successful landscapes, you will find the stepping stones to losing yourself in the journey and discovering the pure pleasure in painting with oils and using your own creativity.

The Art of Oil Painting

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Author: Walter Foster Creative Team,Walter Foster (Firm)

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1560107510

Category: Art

Page: 144

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"Discover all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful oil paintings"--Cover.

Giants of Delft

Johannes Vermeer and the Natural Philosophers : the Parallel Search for Knowledge During the Age of Discovery

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Author: Robert D. Huerta

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755389

Category: Art

Page: 156

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"In a widely researched and deeply considered book, Huerta argues that Vermeer's use of the camera obscura and other instrumental adjuncts parallels van Leeuwenhoek's pursuit of the "optical way," and embodies a profound philosophical connection between these investigators. Analyzing Vermeer's work, Huerta shows that the artist's choices were the result of his personal response to contemporary scientific discoveries, and the work of men such as van Leeuwenhoek, Christiaan Huygens, and Galileo Galilei. Furthermore, Huerta compares Vermeer's program of informed observation to the methods used by van Leeuwenhoek and other scientists to accumulate and analyze instrument-mediated knowledge. This approach enabled Vermeer to confront the same issues as natural philosophers regarding the interpretation of unfamiliar images presented by instrumental systems."--BOOK JACKET.

Oil Painting Step by Step

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Author: Anita Hampton,John Loughlin,Tom Swimm

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1560106581

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Introduces the materials, principles, techniques, and methods of oil painting and includes step-by-step demonstrations.

Moments of Valuation

Exploring Sites of Dissonance

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Author: Ariane Berthoin Antal,Michael Hutter,David Stark

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The outcome of innovation processes are determined by complex, historically grown valuation practices. In this book, a wide range of innovations are taken into consideration, from small inventions like entertainment novelties to large societal changes through new technologies. The chapters observe the particular local or distributed sites in which their episodes of innovation take place, and they identify the initial dissonance among those judging a newly proposed alternative. The emphasis of the inquiry, however, is on the practices of valuation that are at work when something succeeds in being "new". The authors represent a wide variety of sub-disciplines and national backgrounds in the social sciences. They share an interest in social valuation and a pragmatist approach. The differences between their empirical evidence reflect the wide variety of appearances that valuation takes in contemporary society. They are anthropologists, economic or cultural sociologists, organization researchers, historians or political scientists. A number of chapters deals with aesthetic valuation, as in the tasting of a new vintage, or in the socio-technical process that shaped successful synthesizer sounds. Other chapters discuss the judgment processes in organizations, like architect offices or consultancy firms, and processes of evaluation and valorization in larger fields of practice, like accounting or mathematics. The studies are both of interest in their various professional fields, and contribute to a more general understanding of the social and cultural conditions under which innovations fail and succeed.

Oil Painting the Mona Lisa in Sfumato: A Portrait Painting Challenge in 48 Steps

A Step by Step Demonstration in Portraiture in Oils (after Leonardo Da Vinci)

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Author: Rachel Shirley

Publisher: Rachel Shirley

ISBN: 1492753467

Category: Art

Page: 48

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An oil painting demonstration on portrait painting with sfumato like the old masters. This in depth painting demonstration explores a tailored approach in achieving sfumato effects when painting Leonardo da Vinci’s the Mona Lisa in oils. Taken from my other book, Skin Tones in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters, this painting project has proved to be sufficiently lengthy to warrant a book in its own right. The chief section of this book comprises step by step images with accompanying text that gives full instructions on how the Mona Lisa was completed via 5 stages. Find also extra features, such as managing tonal balances, attaining soft shadowy effects, working in glazes, dry brushing, troubleshooting and making the most of simple art materials. Learn how such a momentous project can be broken down into manageable pieces. Painting the Mona Lisa with sfumato could prove an invaluable experience for any portraitist. Note: this book does not explain the painting processes of the Renaissance period such as grinding pigments or the old masters’ method of underpainting. Such practices may exclude artists who do not have the room or the resources to prepare in such a way. This book’s aim is to make painting the Mona Lisa more inclusive. This means getting on with the painting with minimal fuss. Contemporary art materials and modified art techniques have therefore been used. However, this book offers a way of achieving great sfumato effects in the style of Leonardo. Preparatory sections, a troubleshooting guide and glossary are included. Book’s dimensions: 10x8in and 48 pages.

The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic

Discover Simple Step-by-step Techniques for Painting an Array of Flowers and Plants

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Author: David Lloyd Glover,Varvara Harmon,James Sulkowski,Judy Leila Schafers

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1633220133

Category: Art

Page: 144

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With helpful artist tips and easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of flowers, The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic will teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic.

The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution: for Landscape Art, Portraiture and Still Life

Comprehensive Tips and Techniques for Painting in Oils

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Author: Rachel Shirley

Publisher: Rachel Shirley

ISBN: 1492742287

Category: Art

Page: 234

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A bulky, comprehensive book on oil painting various subject matter. Ever had trouble drawing ellipses, mixing skin colours or painting skies? This bumper oil painting book tackles 78 such painting ‘peeves’ with suggested solutions. The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution comprise three full-length art books: Why do my Clouds Look Like Cotton Wool? a problem-solver for landscape painting; Why do my Skin Tones Look Lifeless? a problem-solver for portrait painting, and Why do my Ellipses Look Like Doughnuts? a problem-solver for still life painting. Each book can be purchased singly if interested in just one subject area. However, purchasing the three in this bundle book will work out a little cheaper than buying the three books individually. Each book comprises 26 common ‘peeves’ (in the form of chapters) associated with the oil painting area concerned, and therefore you will find 78 such peeves and suggested solutions collectively within. The book has 73,000 words, 78 chapters and around 400 images. Each book also possesses a step by step painting demonstration associated with the subject area. These are Castlerigg Stone Circle (for landscape art); David’s Oath of the Horatii (for portraiture) and painting strawberries (for still life). The ‘peeves’ selected represent common problem areas that students have experienced in my art classes. Such peeves include the rendering of foreshortenings, darkening skin colours, suggesting ripples in water, painting clouds, mixing greens, suggesting soft hair, painting noses, reflections in eyes, moisture on fruit, portrait photography, measuring tones, darkening snow colours and a myriad of other peeves. As each book are in themselves separate entities, where applicable, similar information is presented in context of landscape art, portraiture and still life painting, although the information is presented differently. Examples of this are the art materials needed for painting and the nature of pigments. However, such occurrences are mostly confined to the introductory chapters of each book and occur seldom elsewhere. Key chapters in this book cover the colour theory, perspectives, drawing ellipses, the golden section, tonal values, underglazing, art techniques, the nature of pigments, essential art materials, monochromatic painting, composing an arrangement, negative shapes, painting en plein air, drawing foreshortenings, creating mood, making a viewfinder, colour temperatures, drawing methods, the rules of reflections, painting on a budget, types of gessoes, skin colours and much, much more. The aim of this book is to find a ‘cure’ for a given issue and enable the developing artist to improve in the future. Most of all, to encourage creativity and growing confidence. Dimensions of print book: 10x8in and 234 pages.