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Painting Still Life In Oils

By Adele Wagstaff

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ISBN: 9781847973139
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 06/01/2012
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
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

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