Most popular Oils books
The most popular Oils books currently available. Updated weekly.
Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan presents a concise and approachable guide to colour in painting
Covers the techniques perfected by 16th and 17th century masters, studying portraits by Titian, Caravaggio, Reubens and Rembrandt and many more. This book shows demonstrations the variety of oil painting techniques perfected by the old masters.
A friendly, accessible and inspiring course in oil painting from a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters. 'This is a book to revel in. Open it and you will the lost for a considerable amount of time' - The Artist
Over the centuries, landscape painting has attracted countless artists. Its diversity, enhanced by the weather, special lighting conditions and seasonal change, offers the painter an infinite variety of subject matter. Oils are an extremely versatile and immediate medium, enabling artists to express themselves in a variety of creative ways.
Master the masters of oil paint with this practical guide inspired by artworks in the Tate Collection.
The first illustrated monograph in English devoted to the work of Ai Xuan, the most influential contemporary oil painter and leading representative of Chinese realism.
In-depth expert teaching makes this a comprehensive guide to oil painting, drawing on the expertise of four respected and well-loved artists. There is a wide variety of styles and subjects shown and over 300 step by step photographs show how to paint many beautiful paintings.
Master painter Kevin Macpherson shares his bold, direct approach to capturing nature's glorious colors and luminosity in oils in complete step-by-step demonstrations.
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.
Oils give a rich, majestic quality to a painting but may often be deemed too tricky or ambitious to try. This practical book puts the joy of painting with oils within reach of all who want to develop their skills. Written by a professional painter, it encourages artists of all levels to experiment with the medium and to develop their art.
Accomplished artist and teacher Norman Long shows you how to master this versatile, vibrant medium through ten step-by-step tutorials.
A practical easy-to-follow guidebook to techniques and materials, with original projects designed for the novice. With helpful hints throughout and inspirational paintings on every page, you will learn to paint flowers, still life, animals and landscapes.
Learn how to use and enjoy one of the most satisfying painting mediums with this handy compact guide. Step-by-step sequences show how to paint a range of themes, from still life to portraits and landscapes, with advice on more difficult subjects.
Hazel Soan's concise book explains everything you need to know about oils in an accessible way. She advises on the materials you need (keeping things to a minimum), mixing colours and teaches the basic brush techniques and how to use a palette knife. The subjects covered range from still life, flowers, animals, landscapes, figures and portraits.
Everything the artist needs to know from colour theory to complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes for oils using widely available Winsor & Newton colours. Clear, practical and beautifully presented advice.
A how-to introduction to all aspects of painting with oils, acrylics and gouache, from beginners to intermediates, with full technical instruction and learning projects, shown with 750 images.
Brand new Oil Pastel book personally signed by Tim Fisher- for a limited time buyers will receive a FREE OIL PASTEL DVD
This guide to painting in oils examines such topics as massing values, chiaroscuro and light value, handling edges and other topics.
Nine common trouble-spots in oil painting are identified in this book, and readers are helped to locate their own problem areas and avoid them in future.
Includes easy-to-follow techniques, tips and step-by-step demonstrations that provide guidance and encouragement for beginning artists to paint with oils.
Inside you'll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastel. You'll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, color, composition and edges), then learn how light and color influence the appearance of skin tones.
The nude has inspired artists for centuries and continues to inspire us today. Alongside a historical study of the nude in painting, this book introduces oil paint and gives advice on techniques when using this challenging and rewarding medium.
Accomplished art instructor Julie Gilbert Pollard offers expert advice on oil painting through the lens of the common landscape.
A highly illustrated catalogue of racing art from the unrivalled collection of the Jockey Club, Newmarket, the oldest and most distinguished horseracing club in the world.
The fourth in the Nobile Index series, this publication explores the auction history of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud since 1990.
Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full color.
Following the sell-out 2014 publication Paul Nash: Watercolours 1910 - 1946 this revised and expanded edition has been published to coincide with an exhibition of Paul Nash's work in New York, May 2019.
For the first time, Craigie Aitchison and the Beaux Arts Generation tells the story of Craigie Aitchison's role amongst the bright young figurative painters of post-war London. Along with Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Euan Uglow, Aitchison belonged to 'the Beaux Arts generation' a set of highly talented painters first shown at
This reference to painting with oils compares leading brands of paints. It describes mediums, solvents and varnishes; illustrates brushes, pallettes and other tools; and shows both traditional and unconventional techniques.
Often seen as dark and gloomy, oils can, in fact, be used to create colourful and light paintings that are wonderfully expressive. One significant characteristic of oil paint is its richness and depth of colour, something that is of particular interest to Nicholas Verrall.
Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils. In The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water.
An essential guide demonstrating the universal oil painting techniques that allow artists to expand their horizons, break out of ruts, and master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors. Gregg Kreutz reveals how connected oil painting techniques are no matter what subject an artist tackles.
An engaging examination of one of the Royal Academy's most important treasures, the painting described by Lucian Freud as "the greatest painting in the world".