Most popular Oils books
The most popular Oils books currently available. Updated weekly.
Master the masters of oil paint with this practical guide inspired by artworks in the Tate Collection.
Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan presents a concise and approachable guide to colour in painting
Brand new Oil Pastel book personally signed by Tim Fisher- for a limited time buyers will receive a FREE OIL PASTEL DVD
Accomplished artist and teacher Norman Long shows you how to master this versatile, vibrant medium through ten step-by-step tutorials.
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.
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.
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.
A celebration of the life and work of the pop-culture icon who gently encouraged millions to explore their creativity.
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 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.
Published to accompany the exhibition, Leon Kossoff: A London Life, this fully illustrated catalogue examines the paintings and drawings of one of Britain's most acclaimed living artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Includes easy-to-follow techniques, tips and step-by-step demonstrations that provide guidance and encouragement for beginning artists to paint with oils.
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.
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.
The fourth in the Nobile Index series, this publication explores the auction history of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud since 1990.
Examination of the work of Mieke Teirlinck.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.