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Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present

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The only book that lets artists explore the highest levels of realistic oil painting.

As more and more artists today look to the past, there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in painting realistically—in creating convincing illusions of three-dimensional depth on two dimensional surfaces. How did the Old Masters create their masterpieces? What kind of education allowed these great artists to create such beautiful work, and how can an artist learn these lessons today? Traditional Oil Painting answers those questions and many more. This comprehensive sourcebook explores the most advanced levels of oil painting, with full information on the latest scientific discoveries. Author and distinguished artist Virgil Elliott examines the many elements that let artists take the next step in their work: mental attitude, aesthetic considerations, the importance of drawing, principles of visual reality, materials, techniques, portraiture, photographic images versus visual reality, and color. Traditional Oil Painting helps artists master the secrets of realistic painting to create work that will rival that of the masters.

About the Author

Virgil Elliott is a world-respected painter and writer. He is included in the Art Renewal Centers Gallery of Living Masters and one of only twenty-four artists worldwide with certification from the American Portrait Society. A Signature Member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and the Society of Western Artists, and the chairman of the ASTM International Task Group on Artists Pastels, he lives in Pennegrove, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823030668
Author:
Elliott, Virgil
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill Publications
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Oil Painting
Subject:
Techniques - Oil Painting
Subject:
Painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-Oil Painting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 COLOR ILLUS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11.3 x 9.2 x 0.8 in 2.85 lb

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