Traditional Oil Painting, Hardback Book

Traditional Oil Painting Hardback

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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.

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 colour.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
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  • Category: Oils
  • ISBN: 9780823030668



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This is an excellent resource, particularly for the painters, but also for those that might want to know more about the concepts and techniques (classical) painters have and are using to produce their art. Its emphasis is more on concepts that in "how to" of painting, and this is also a good thing for those that already have experience in oil painting.