Oil Painting Step by Step

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Oil Painting Step by Step

By Anita Hampton; John Loughlin; Tom Swimm

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781560106586, 64pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2002


Aspiring oil painters can take a journey with four accomplished oil artists as they follow along with step-by-step demonstrations that feature a variety of techniques and a range of subject matter. Artists of all skill levels will appreciate the appeal of each approach as they learn to paint tropical seascapes, pastoral landscapes, dynamic still lifes, captivating animal portraits, and more. Oil Painting Step by Step walks you through concepts and techniques including underpainting, composition, plein air, and special effects, assuring you a solid foundation in this wonderful art form.

About the Author

Mirela Bogdani is a Researcher and Lecture in Politics and Policies of the EU at the School of European Studies, Cardiff University. John Loughlin is Professor of European Politics at Cardiff University.

Tom Swimm has felt an instinctive need to paint since his early childhood. Although he is self-taught, he has long been inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Monet, and Hopper, and he considers these masters his teachers. Tom's first one-man exhibition was at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. His work has also been displayed in several other California galleries, at ArtExpo New York, and at the APPAF Exhibition in Paris, France. His paintings have also appeared on the cover of Skyward Marketing's in-flight magazine in 2001, as well as on the cover of "Artist's Magazine" in 1992. And Tom's work is currently featured in several Walter Foster Publishing titles