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Oil Painting Essentials: Mastering Portraits, Figures, Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Interiors (Paperback)
An essential guide to the oil painting techniques that will allow artists to master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors.
Many painters limit themselves to one type of subject matter, but in Oil Painting Essentials, artist and art instructor Gregg Kreutz shows how a multi-genre approach can dramatically improve your painting skills. Arranged by category, each chapter covers both the essentials specific to that subject matter and those that apply to all genres.
Through step-by-step lessons and examples from his own oil paintings, Kreutz shows how you can strengthen your skillset for one genre by painting in another. This comprehensive exploration of the conceptual and practical issues behind oil painting provides all of the tools and encouragement you need to successfully take on any type of oil painting.
About the Author
GREGG KREUTZ is an artist, instructor at the Art Students League of New York, and author of the classic instructional text Problem Solving for Oil Painters. His paintings have been shown in New York and in galleries across the country. Having worked as a painter and teacher for three decades, he is sought after for his national and international workshops, and his popular videos continue to be in demand. He lives in New York City.
“Gregg Kreutz encourages learning to see with clarity and insight,and that’s exactly what this book achieves. I’m an art observer,not an artist, but even I can follow—and admire—Kreutz’s logical,step-by-step approach to making paintings look better.” —PETER TRIPPI, editor-in-chief, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine
“In Oil Painting Essentials, Gregg Kreutz expands on the teachingsand ideas that he brought forth first in Problem Solving for OilPainters. This new book is rich and colorful with Gregg’s paintings,showing examples of what to strive for and what to avoid whenlearning to paint. The writing is wonderfully clear, providing manyinsights for solving the essential problems art students confront.” —DAVID A LEFFEL, artist and teacher