Painting Still Life in Oils

Overview

Using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object to complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter

Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore color, shape, and form, using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil, and contemplative, or a celebration of pure color and expression. Each chapter in this introductory guide focuses on a different ...

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Overview

Using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object to complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter

Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore color, shape, and form, using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil, and contemplative, or a celebration of pure color and expression. Each chapter in this introductory guide focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic color theory and from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. It also includes advice on materials, including how to stretch one's own canvas; discusses the work of notable still life painters, and introduces painting still life within the genre of portraiture.

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"This guide covers everything readers need to know to create successful still-life oil paintings."  —Library Journal
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This guide covers everything readers need to know to create successful still-life oil paintings. Topics include materials, drawing and composition, color palette, and object choice. A chapter on the history of this genre is included at the beginning of the book, and every chapter includes a bit of historical context. Wagstaff also offers suggestions of alternative still-life objects and ways in which artists can incorporate still life into portraiture. VERDICT Best for intermediate and advanced hobbyists, but beginning art students will find it useful as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847973139
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,426,599
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Adele Wagstaff is a practicing artist who divides her time between the studio and teaching painting courses. Her work is held in collections across the UK and is exhibited regularly.

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