Synopses & Reviews
Whether your subject is the land or the sea, painting in oil is a delightful pursuit! Vernon Kerr invites you into his artistic world as he teaches you how to re-create an array of beautiful seascapes and landscapes in oil. With tips on choosing the best painting surfaces and materials, the book explains the artistÆs personal approach to painting. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions explain how to paint backlit subjects, how to use colors effectively, how to prepare painting surfaces, and more, with special attention given to painting sunsets, snow, leaves, sand, rocks, clouds, and other natural elements. Meanwhile helpful hints on composition, perspective, texture, and contrast help make this an essential addition for every artistÆs library.
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.