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Oil Painting Techniques

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Publisher Comments:

"In any exhibition of amateur work . . . it is not at all unusual to find many charming water-colour drawings, but . . . it is very rarely that the work in the oil medium is anything but dull, dead, and lacking in all vitality and charm."—Harold Speed

Such provocative assertions are characteristic of this stimulating and informative guide, written in a highly personal and unique style by a noted painter and teacher. Brimming with pertinent insights into the technical aspects and painting in oils, it is also designed to help students perfect powers of observation and expression.

Harold Speed has distilled years of painting and pedagogical experience into an expert instructional program covering painting technique, painting from life, materials (paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc.), a painter's training, and more. Especially instructive is his extensive and perceptive discussion of form, tone, and color, and a fascinating series of detailed "Notes" analyzing the painting styles of Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Franz Hals, and Rembrandt.

Nearly 70 photographs and drawings illustrate the text, among them prehistoric cave paintings, diagrams of tonal values, stages of portrait painting, and reproductions of masterpieces by Giotto, Vermeer, Ingres, Rembrandt, Titian, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Giorgione, Poussin, Corot, Veronese, and other luminaries. In addition to these pictorial pleasures, the author further leavens the lessons with thought-provoking opinion.

Clear, cogent, and down-to-earth, this time-honored handbook will especially interest serious amateurs studying the technical aspects of oil painting, but its rich insight into the mind and methods of the artist will enlighten and intrigue any art lover.

Synopsis:

Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.

Synopsis:

Clear, thorough guide to techniques, tone values, color and materials, more. 64 photographs.

Synopsis:

Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.

Table of Contents

Preface

I Introduction

II Modern Art

III Technique of Painting

IV The Painter's Training

V Tone Values

VI Elementary Tone Exercises

VII Colour

VIII "Colour, Pratical"

IX Painting from the Life

    A Note on Velasquez

    A Note on Reynolds

    A Note on Gainsborough

    A Note on Franz Hals

    A Note on Rembrandt

X Tone and Colour Design

    A Note on Taste

XI Materials

XII Picture Painting

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486255064
Author:
Speed, Harold
Author:
Speed
Author:
Art Instruction
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Oil Painting
Subject:
Painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Techniques - Oil Painting
Subject:
Art-Oil Painting
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
RR-87-25
Publication Date:
19871231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8 in 0.85 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.
"Synopsis" by , Clear, thorough guide to techniques, tone values, color and materials, more. 64 photographs.

"Synopsis" by ,
Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.
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