Synopses & Reviews
The Collector's Series offers a selection of popular projects from some of the best-selling titles in our How to Draw and Paint Series. And the newest addition to the series, "The Art of Oil Painting, is a remarkable compilation of step-by-step lessons from 10 accomplished artists, each with a unique perspective regarding tools, techniques, and approaches to oil painting. With more than 40 lessons that cover subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still lifes and animals, this title is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to paint fine works of art in oil! "The Art of Oil Painting features the works of 10 renowned fine artists, each of whose paintings have been recognized by the larger artistic community: Anita Hampton, John Loughlin, Robert Moore, Michael Obermeyer, William F. Powell, William Schneider, Frank Serrano, Kevin Short, Tom Swimm, and Caroline Zimmermann. Together this team of experts boasts a phenomenal number of achievements. The authors of this book have paintings featured in private collections around the world and displayed at such prestigious institutions as the Smithsonian Institute and the Pentagon. In addition, their art has been displayed in numerous exhibitions--including showings in Madrid, Spain, and Paris, France--and in an array of art galleries across the United States, from California to New York and many in between. These talented artists also hold memberships in a variety of clubs and guilds, including the Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters, and Guild of Boston Artists. And they have won dozens of awards, including the Franklin Mint Award at the National Oil Painters of America Exhibition, the People'sChoice Award at Echoes and Visions, the Great Gatsby Memorial Award from the Rockport Art Associations, and the Art of California Gold Award.
This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library series titles provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of oil painting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Oil Painting is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for their particular styles and approaches to oil painting, so there are countless lessons you can learn from their individual and distinct perspectives. And the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the oil painting process using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects-so there’s something for everyone! With this comprehensive reference, you’ll soon discover how exciting painting in oil can be.
About the Author
Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.