Oil Painting with the Masters: Essential Techniques from Today's Top Artists

Oil Painting with the Masters: Essential Techniques from Today's Top Artists

Cindy Salaski

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1440329931

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Enjoy producing better oil paintings, and getting professional-looking results by studying the methods of today's great masters. Kevin Macpherson, Laurie Kersey, Richard McKinley, Camille Przewodek, Phil Starke, George Gallo, Marc Hanson, Susan Lyon, Jeffrey Watts, and Robert Johnson - all offer expert art instruction by providing step-by-step painting demonstrations that include landscapes, portraits, and still lifes.
The book also features beautiful gallery images of finished works by not only these ten masters, but by an additional ten masters as well - Albert Handell, Brent Jensen, Quang Ho, C.W. Mundy, Tibor Nagy, Glenn Harrington, Lawrence Churski, Guido Frick, Barbara Flowers, and Jeremy Lipking.

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monochromatic version of your painting. Once you’re satisfied that everything is placed correctly and in the correct value, you can proceed with color. STEP 3: Block In the Leaves and Accent Fabric Normally you would bring up an entire painting at the same time, but when painting fresh flowers it is necessary to deviate from the normal process and address the blossoms and leaves first before they start to wither and droop. Begin laying in what lies behind the blossoms, in this case the

occasionally adding Cadmium Red or Transparent Oxide Red for the deep centers. Establish those strong reds first since they are the focal area—you want to keep all the other reds in the painting less intense. Be sure to look for temperature variations and edge variations as you go. STEP 5: Paint the Blossom Highlights Now that the shadows are established, begin blocking in the light areas on the blossoms with a no. 4 flat. Use Cadmium Red Light, Transparent Oxide Red, and Titanium White

bristle filbert, paint the Indian horse spice box to the right of the blue vase using Transparent Oxide Red, Cinnabar Green and white. Suggest a cool light on the warm, bright orange tangerines with Cadmium Orange and a whisper of Cobalt Blue and White. Use Terra Rosa, Cinnabar Green and Naples Yellow Light to paint the base color of the rug. STEP 7: Break Up Straight Lines by Adding Shapes Long straight lines can be visually arresting but artistically boring. Break them up by adding

things. Paint the bark using vertical strokes with a 1⁄4" (6mm) dagger and a mix of Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. Paint the leaves using horizontal strokes with a 3⁄8" (10mm) dagger and Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Red Deep. This will help create excitement and variety in the painting. STEP 9: Finish the Background Continue finishing up the background, switching between 1⁄4" (6mm) and 3⁄8" (10mm) daggers using combinations of purple and green. To get the purple tones, use Ultramarine

painter, Brent Jensen strives to create museum-quality art. His painting technique uses a loose approach, limited palette and objective perspective so that any two viewers are able to interpret one of his paintings differently. He believes a properly selected composition that is well executed brings a lifetime of enjoyment to a collector. After receiving his B.A. in art from the University of Utah, Brent owned a successful architectural illustration company for fifteen years. It was during that

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