Painting Still Life In Oils
|INSIDE:||190 colour illustrations|
Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows artists 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.
This book introduces the genre using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object, to more complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic colour theory; from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. Each chapter is introduced with a historical perspective to place each subject in context.
- Compositions include traditional still life subjects and more unusual objects
- Advice on materials, including how to stretch your own canvas
- The work of notable still life painters is used as inspiration for your work
- Introduces painting still life within the genre of portraiture