The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists

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Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting…but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823032590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823032594
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Customer Reviews

Glad I bought it

 on May 23, 2017
By DMW
Very helpful for beginners. I’m an intermediate and found many helpful tips. Glad I bought it.

Good basic info

 on June 26, 2016
By E. Herrera
I wanted a refresher “course” since it’s been years since my lessons. Gives good advice on the basic supplies and how to apply them.

Item as described. Fast shipping. Thanks.

 on May 16, 2017
By mike a jensen
Item as described. Fast shipping. Thanks.

Five Stars

 on September 6, 2017
By liciaM.
as expected, very ease to follow instructions .

Excellent

One person found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2017
By Barbara C. Kiersh
Best instructional course book I’ve come across.

I love this book

One person found this helpful.
 on October 14, 2016
By Amazon Customer
I love this book. by following step by step I was able to paint a wonderful landscape on my first try. I recommend this book to beginners like myself.

As the Title Says………

 on October 2, 2016
By Ruthie
This is the book I was looking for when I bought the other thirty or so. It is clear, straightforward and a pleasure to read as well as an excellent guide. I highly recommend it especially for beginners like I am. I expect that I will still be using it in the coming years.

GREAT PLACE TO START

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 29, 2013
By Sandra Montana
I recommend this book to anyone trying to learn to paint on your own. I started about six years ago and this book was a godsend I just learned it, did it, practiced it. In a few months my skill and confidence took a big jump. The other book that gave me a huge jumpstart a little later (I’m interested in landscape) was Elizabeth Tolley’s The Oil Painter Solution Book. My third recommendation is The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert. It really is a simple secret, and it really matters.

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on April 7, 2016
By MarthaAnne
Honestly I’ve learned so much from this book! I’m a beginner and would highly recommend

Five Stars

 on June 3, 2017
By MaryB
Yes it was a help and a good reference

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