The Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques

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A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia of oil painting by professional and award-winning artist, Jeremy Galton.

Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this A-Z reference covers a multitude of topics concerning oil painting. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as peinture a l'essence and sgraffito. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of common subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, still life, skies and water.

This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own oil-painting style.

176 Page Paperback


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Jeremy Galton is a successful artist who works in oil, gouache and acrylic. He divides his time between teaching and painting, has written several art instruction books and has contributed to a number of magazines. In addition to exhibiting his work regularly, he undertakes commissions and has won numerous awards. His paintings feature in a large number of private collections in the UK and abroad.

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Introducing Oils Techniques
Alla Prima Blending
Broken Colour Brushwork
Building Up Collage
Colour Grounds Colour Mixing
Corrections Dabbing
Defining Edges Dry Brush
Fat Over Lean Finger Painting
Glazing Grounds
Impasto Imprinting
Knife Painting Masking
Mediums Mixed Media
Monoprinting Palette
Peinture a L'essence Pointillism
Scraping Back Scrumbling
Sgraffito Supports
Texturing Tonking
Transferring Drawings Underdrawing
Underpainting Wet into Wet
Wet On Dry Themes
Architecture Figures
Landscapes Skies

Still life
Index Credits
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