The Art of Oil Painting: Discover all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful oil paintings (Collector’s Series)

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This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library series titles provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of oil painting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Oil Painting is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for their particular styles and approaches to oil painting, so there are countless lessons you can learn from their individual and distinct perspectives. And the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the oil painting process using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects-so there’s something for everyone! With this comprehensive reference, you’ll soon discover how exciting painting in oil can be.

Product Details

  • Series: Collector’s Series
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; 1st edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560107510
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560107514
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Customer Reviews

THE ART OF OIL PAINTING

6 helpful votes
 on May 20, 2015
By Robert Williams
The Walter Foster book, The Art of Oil Painting is a beginner’s delight. If you are new to oil painting, this is the book you want to own. The reader is first shown the basic tools used in painting; canvasses, brushes, knives and paints etc. then a short lesson on composition, perspective and use and blending of colors is included.

… Foster books years ago and they are always a good bet. The quality on this is excellent with …

2 helpful votes
 on July 1, 2015
By Gary Guitar
I use to have Walter Foster books years ago and they are always a good bet. The quality on this is excellent with lots of reproductions. It gives you some general tips on drawing and painting, then has ten award-winning artists lead you through step-by-step paintings. The only problem is these are advanced painters and beyond my level. I would have trouble following some of their instructions, and I didn’t like some of their styles. Just look on the images listed, (the back cover) and see how complex the vase and flowers are. Some of the artists I did like and their instructions were helpful. Still, a lot of useful information and I will buy more Walter Foster books, this just would not be my first choice.

not for beginners

1 helpful vote
 on October 27, 2015
By birdmom
some helpful tips–but not a lot. This is better for intermediate painters who can use what is here for personal experimentation. Not so much for beginners.

Great investment

1 helpful vote
 on June 10, 2015
By ZeldaP
NOT FOR BEGINNERS EXACTLY, BUT STILL VERY USEFUL IN SHOWING DIFFERENT STYLES AND STEP-BY-STEP COMPOSITION. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND (SORRY FOR CAPS, TOO LAZY TO RE-TYPE)

Learn to be a master painter.

1 helpful vote
 on October 17, 2017
By Edwin Green
Helpful to start.Good examples. The art itself is worth the book’s cost.

Very informative

4 helpful votes
 on July 31, 2013
By Babs21
A great beginners manual. Broad information. Does not go into great depth but great photos and plenty of information for someone interested in painting with oils.

better than expected

2 helpful votes
 on April 21, 2014
By C. jones
I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH THIS BOOK HELPED ME LEARN MORE ABOUT OIL PAINTING, TECHNIQUES AND INFO ARE BETTER THAN OTHER BOOKS I HAVE FOUND

Opened a whole new world.

7 helpful votes
 on August 16, 2012
By Gloria C. Vanbibber
I followed every page. Did what i was told. I am so good at painting a still life it scares me to have such confidence. It can happen. Buy it, follow it and then give yourself a big fat pat on the back.

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