Synopses & Reviews
In this title, William Alexander invites you into his artistic world and shows you how to re-create a variety of beautiful landscapes in oil. After exploring tools and materials, he explores tips for various oil painting techniques as well as instructions for how to create special effects for landscape elements such as skies, trees, mountains, roads, clouds, and lakes. Following demonstrations that show how to develop an oil painting into a finished work of art using the unique Alexander Wet-on-Wet Technique, aspiring artists will discover how to create a beautiful finished painting in just one sitting. Best of all, you will find a wealth of beautiful landscape paintings to copy and admire!
The Oil books in the How to Draw and Paint Series all focus on a specific subject while they teach aspiring artists how to paint, step by step. Beginning with a sketch and the first applications of color, the authors clearly explain how to develop each painting, providing important information about brushstrokes and color mixing along the way. Guided by simple instructions and inspiring paintings, readers can follow along through the entire painting process, including the final details.