The Complete Oil Painter

The Complete Oil Painter


The Complete Oil Painter
The Essential Reference for Beginners to Professionals

Brian Gorst
ISBN: 0-8230-0855-x
Book (Paperback), 8 1/2 x 11, 128 pages, 200 color illustrations
January 2004

Oils are perhaps the most versatile of all paint mediums. Yet for many artists oil painting is either shrouded in mystique or considered very difficult. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions and surefire strategies, The Complete Oil Painter is an essential, one-stop guide to becoming an expert in every aspect of this medium. Artists will discover everything they need to know about materials (pigments, supports, canvases); tools and equipment (palettes, brushes); paint application (wet-into-wet, alla-prima, glazing, impasto); form and color (light and dark, expression, color mixing); exploring themes (still life, portraiture, figure painting); and much more.

  • Everything an artist wants to know about oil painting in one comprehensive volume
  • Traditional oil painting is enjoying new popularity
  • Features examples of beautiful paintings from many leading artists

Brian Gorst studied at the Cheltenham School of Art in the UK and at the New York Academy of Art in New York City. He has published many articles on painting and painting techniques. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.


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