Beginning Oil's collection of step-by-step exercises and practice projects will have you painting lovely works like the classic masters on day one. Learn to handle this classic medium like a master.Beginning Oil is a well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting. This introductory guide to the medium describes and explains everything you'll 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. There's no need to be intimidated by the prospect of painting with this classic media; techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated on each page. You will master key concepts with ease, and then put them into practice quickly. Dry, repetitive exercises on blank canvases are a thing of the past with Beginning Oil. This collection of step-by-step exercises are your instructor as you learn by mimicing and practicing each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible, and most importantly, fun!
Jan Murphy graduated from UCLA. She has worked as a graphic designer and art director, and also 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.