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The Beginner's Guide Oil Painting: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Techniques and Materials (Beginner's Guides (Sterling Publishing)) Paperback – Bargain Price, June 30, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Beginner's Guides (Sterling Publishing)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 30, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853686026
  • ASIN: B005FOGYQK
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,362,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Angela Gair is a painter, writer and editor. After studying fine art she spent several years painting and teaching in Italy, Spain and France. She is the author of a number of practical art books including Watercolour, Drawing, Oil Painting and Pastels also published by New Holland. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jim Wang on December 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
A Wonderful book. It does not have as much in depth discussions on techniques as in Allrich's book, however, it has a wide range of styles and exhibitions. It is so much fun to read it. This is the book displayes the beauty of oil painting to beginner's.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Smith on August 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a beginner to oil painting, I know I ought to be painting apples and oranges; but I just purchased this book a few days ago and have already completed a painting using one of the ten step-by-step technique/lessons Ms. Gair takes you through. Granted, my painting looks amateurish but it was fun and I learned a lot! I am excited to try each of the techniques! Descriptions of supplies, equipment, and basic techniques are fairly brief. I find this book challenging and inspirational!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 30, 2009
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I appreciate the information in this book for beginners. It has helped me greatly with basic oil painting techniques and the illustrations are very good. It explains painting alla prima, impasto, working "fat over lean", using a toned ground, scumbling,expressive brushwork, knife painting and blending. This information was what I was looking for in a guide. I have now completed my first oil painting and utilized some of the techiniques described in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joan Gessner on November 30, 2010
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This book gives good information about supplies and basic oil painting techniques but that is about all you can depend on. I am a prof artist and bought it as a beginner book for someone. It will take you thru about two paintings. If you have never painted in oil this would start you out.
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