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Title:
You can paint oils : a step-by-step guide for absolute beginners
Author:
Birch, Linda.
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Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002.

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780823059911
Format :
Book

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Summary

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The only oil painting reference you'll ever need! This one-stop guide is packed with simple exercises and easy-to-understand techniques that will give even the most hesitant beginners the confidence they need to pick up a brush and get started.


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Library Journal Review

Watson-Guptill continues to dominate the art instruction field with quality, reasonably priced books. This new series for "absolute beginners" is imported from the United Kingdom and translates just fine. Without condescending to the reader, each volume covers the basic problems of painting that are often omitted from other beginner books. Birch, who writes regularly for magazines and has illustrated over 150 children's books, progresses from chapters like "Basic Materials," "Making Marks," and "Starting with Color" through exercises painting fruit, flowers, buildings, figures, and more. Simmonds, another prolific British artist, follows the same format for her book on sketching and is equally bright and colorful in her approach. Each title is an inexpensive jumping-off point for beginners, from young adults to retirees. For more advanced artists, consider Sterling 's "Step-by-Step Art School" series; in another unintimidating, inexpensive series, Patricia Seligman's new Step-by-Step Art School: Oils goes far deeper into the myriad types of equipment and techniques. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.