This great new series has been created for amateur and professional artists with an excellent selection of subjects and ideas for successful paintings."How to Paint: Oils" is a stunning new book that introduces the reader to the subject of oil painting. The book assumes no previous knowledge of this exciting medium, and covers everything you need to be acquainted with to get started. This is a serious art book for serious artists, designed to both inspire and teach beginners, and to provide experienced painters with a solid introduction to oils. The rigorous text is supported with full-colour photographs, and clear descriptions and step-by-step instructions are provided throughout. The book culminates in three step-by-step projects, giving the reader the opportunity to produce three fantastic oil paintings of their own. Many of the author's beautifully executed own works are exhibited throughout the book, which cannot fail to inspire the reader, and the book's predominantly practical, hands-on approach to the subject means they can pick up a paintbrush and start painting right from page 1!
Stephen Rose attended the Medway College of Art, Cheltenham College of Art, The British School in Rome and the Royal Academy, where he took his diploma in Fine Art. He has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Royal Academy Painting Prize in 1984, and in 1992 was made a Brother of the Art Workers Guild in Bloomsbury, London. Stephen's work has been exhibited at the Summer Exhibition, the Mall Galleries and the Royal Portrait Society exhibition, and many of his paintings are held in private collections in Europe, Scandinavia, the USA and the UK. Stephen currently lives with his family in Kent, England where he works as an artist and art tutor.
Introduction Materials Colour Techniques Methods Demonstrations Eggs Bottles Seascape Index