An essential guide to the oil painting techniques that will allow artists to master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors.
Many painters limit themselves to one type of subject matter, but in Oil Painting Essentials, artist and art instructor Gregg Kreutz shows how a multi-genre approach can dramatically improve your painting skills. Arranged by category, each chapter covers both the essentials specific to that subject matter and those that apply to all genres.
Through step-by-step lessons and examples from his own oil paintings, Kreutz shows how you can strengthen your skillset for one genre by painting in another. This comprehensive exploration of the conceptual and practical issues behind oil painting provides all of the tools and encouragement you need to successfully take on any type of oil painting.
Penguin Random House
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The paper uses in the soft cover seems a little cheaper then in his other book. That being said the context in the book itself is wonderful. I finished the whole book in two days and will defiantly keep going back to it when I'm working. Easy to read and full of good technical advice. I would also recommend Problem Solving For Oil Painters by Gregg Kreutz, On Becoming A Painter by Robert A. Johnson, The Big Book Of Oil Painting by José M. Parramón, Capturing The Moment In Oils by David Curtis and Robin Capon, Oil Painting Secrets From A Master by Linda Cateura, An Artist Teaches by David A. Leffel, Alla Prima 2 everything I know about oil painting by Richard Schmid and Drawing Lessons From The Great Master by Robert Beverly Hale. These are some of the other books that I have found to be very helpful.
I have a lot of books on painting and drawing, but I have always said that if I could only keep one, it would be Gregg Kreutz's "Problem Solving for Oil Painters." Now I have a problem--I have two oil painting books that I couldn't part with. This is an excellent companion to the original book, discussing concept and process essentials as they apply to portraiture, landscapes, interiors and still lifes. A pleasure to read and look at, I look forward to putting a lot of wear and tear on this book in the studio.
A little disappointed in the book. I thought it would be like his last book with more of an explanation on technique but it seems to be more of a philosophical concept on his paintings.
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