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An Introductory Guide to Oil Painting Tools and Supplies


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Finally, a DVD that shows you the oil painting tools and supplies you need to produce your very own masterpiece.

Covers oil paint, brushes, mediums, solvents, palettes, painting knives, supports, grounds, easels, and studio accessories. Everything you need to start producing high quality, professional oil paintings even if you have a limited budget.

In this DVD, Doug Farrick shows you the tools he uses in his art studio, and how he sets everything up. You'll see all the equipment he uses, the 'tricks' to getting that 'created by a professional' look and some of the latest and most innovative materials being used today.

Tools of Oil Painting covers:

  • Choosing the right oil paint - and the surprising options you have available
  • Choosing the right brushes, hair type, proper cleaning and more
  • Inside secrets to creating great oil painting mediums
  • Solvents - the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Palettes - wood, plastic, disposable, glass - which ones are right for you
  • Painting knife uses and types - including the latest and greatest
  • Rigid and flexible supports including paper, canvas, wood, metal and more
  • Grounds - from the traditional to new, cutting-edge science on the best ones to use
  • Ten low cost studio accessories that can be life savers
  • A tour of the top easels the pros are using
  • Environmentally 'green' supplies, materials and practices
  • And much more . . .

Whether you are already are an experienced oil painter, are relatively new or just considering it as a hobby, this is one DVD you'll want to see.

In it, you'll see how having the right equipment will give you the knowledge and confidence you need in order to maximize your creative expression. And you'll discover inside tips and techniques that can mean the difference between wasting your time looking like an inexperienced amateur and looking like an accomplished, seasoned pro.

Once you view this DVD, you'll understand how critical an understanding of your tools and materials are to your painting success.

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  • Actors: Doug Farrick
  • Directors: Doug Farrick
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    General Audience
  • Studio: BBV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 1, 2009
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B002NRA120
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,625 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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