Beginning Oil teaches aspiring artists everything they need to get started with oil painting.
A well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting, Beginning Oil describes and explains everything needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, color essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting, plein air painting, and more. Basic oil techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated, allowing readers to master key concepts and then put them into practice. Step-by-step exercises then allow aspiring artists to mimic and practice each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible to artists of all skill levels.
Educated at UCLA, Jan Murphy has worked as a graphic designer and an art director, and she teaches painting classes. Her background inspires her painting style, which incorporates architectural elements, saturated colors, and design. A member of the Oil Painters of America, Jan was a featured artist in the Directory of Illustration between 2012 and 2014. Learn more at murphyartworks.com.