Water-Mixable Oils : A Beginner's Guide to Painting in This Vibrant Medium-9781782218579

Water-Mixable Oils : A Beginner's Guide to Painting in This Vibrant Medium

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Author: Wimperis, Sarah

Oils

Published on 24 May 2023 by SEARCH PRESS LTD in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 128 pages, 500 Illustrations, colour
216 x 280 x 11 | 546g

Water-mixable oil paints offer all the qualities of traditional oils - rich pigments, buttery consistency, long drying times - but with one remarkable difference, there is no need for solvents!This book will encourage and inspire beginners and provide them with all the skills and knowledge they need to produce successful oil paintings. It starts with an introduction to the medium, and explains what water-mixable oils are. This introduction is followed by several sections on materials, preparation (how to care for your brushes, storing your paints, and so on), colour (selecting your basic, or capsule, palette), mixing the paints and preparing your surfaces. The first project explains how to explore colour in order to paint in the style of Vincent van Gogh.

There are then five longer projects that touch upon the themes of abstraction, still life, landscapes, buildings, and working from a photograph, all of which capitalize on the rich qualities of the paints. Each project is accompanied by a clear list of materials needed as well as top tips and skills practised; Sarah also interjects with useful anecdotes and words of wisdom garnered from her experience working in this vibrant and exciting medium.

At the end of the book, the reader discovers how best to store and transport finished paintings, especially if the paint is still tacky to the touch, and how to frame a painting for impact.