101 Techniques

101 Techniques

Oil

Book - 2013
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A visual instruction guide that teaches all aspects of painting with oils.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781438001975
Branch Call Number: 751.45 SAN 2013

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louarnold
Mar 15, 2016

Finally figured out the problem with this book. The tutorials require the paint to be thinned so they flow, says the book. This is for water and acrylic paint! The example paintings are characteristic of water colors and acrylics. This book was supposed to guide you to use oil paint. How do you learn that when the paint is thinned to a flowing consistency? The paintings don't look like two oil colors are next to each other. They touch so very well, but have no ridge. That's how acrylics behave.

Use the examples with the thicker oil paint and see how it goes. Better still, get a poster of Kandinsky's study "Squares with Concentric Circles" and play with adjacent oil colors.

Aug 2, 2018: Used the book as instructed. Verified that the results are similar to those of water colors, although not as smooth in appearance. Confirmed this is not the book to use for oils.

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