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Mastering Oil Painting: Learn Simple Techniques and Practical Applications for Mastering the Art of Oil Painting (Artist's Library) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Paperback]

James Sulkowski
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15 Sep 2013 Artist's Library

Mastering Oil Painting is the perfect resource for beginning and intermediate artists to build proficiency and expertise in the art of oil painting. With its slow drying time, oil paint allows artists to layer and blend deep, rich colors that retain their vibrancy when fully dried. Mastering Oil Painting will demonstrate how to work with this classic medium that has been a favorite of professional artists for hundreds of years. The book opens by covering the basic tools and materials for getting started in oil painting, including brushes, mediums, supports, palette knives, and palettes. On the pages that follow, artists will discover valuable information for understanding basic color theory, color mixing, and working with oil mediums, as well as how to master a range of techniques, including blending, stippling, scumbling, drybrushing, sponging, painting thickly and thinly, and others. With the information offered by an accomplished, professional painter, aspiring artists will also learn how to select subject matter, set up a balanced composition, create textures, and use reference photos, all while learning how to paint a range of subjects, such as a landscape, a still life, and a floral arrangement—step by step! With easy-to-follow instruction and breathtakingly realistic artwork to inspire, the combination of tips, techniques, and engaging oil painting lessons in Mastering Oil Painting offers a comprehensive resource for artists of all skill levels desiring to put their newfound painting knowledge to practical use by painting realistic, detailed works of art in oil, from start to finish.


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walter Foster (15 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600583369
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600583360
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 496,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James M. Sulkoswki studied for two years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Carnegie Mellon University, and—most notably—at The Art Students League of New York with Robert Beverly Hale and master painter Frank Mason. James's maintains a studio in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, is a member of the National Arts Club, The National Society of Mural Painters, and the American Artists Professional League, among others. He has won awards in national exhibitions and has appeared in and written articles for several national magazines, including American ArtistAmerican Art Review, and US Art. Visit www.jamessulkowski.com to learn more.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
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Great tutorial book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars OK for quick overview 5 Aug 2014
By m f
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Too superficial, no in depth explanation of techniques and methods.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Aug 2014
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A most informative book, well written and presented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great as a first time gift in art work. 31 Mar 2014
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I gave this product as a 60th birthday gift and it was loved as a passtime in retirement and keep the brain active.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book!!!! 13 Sep 2013
By Randella Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been fortunate to take many classes with James Sulkowski. He has done a wonderful job with the valuable information as well as beautiful presentation. It was like being in his class. Full of information the beginner as well as seasoned painter can use. Hope it's the first of many!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mastering Oil Painting 24 Oct 2013
By Marcelle - Published on Amazon.com
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A great book. James Sulkowski, the author, is a wonderful instructor and artist. I loved his step-by step demonstrations and the easy instructions he gives. This is a must have for any artist's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read and enjoy 7 Jan 2014
By Alex - Published on Amazon.com
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A wonderful intro to painting. Mr. Sulkowski did a great job covering such a complicated subject in such a short book. I highly recommend it. It will not make you a master artist but may inspire you to become one. Good job Mr. S.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little book 21 Oct 2013
By msVickiFlorida - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent for us beginner painters or part timers that forget from session to session. Some examples to follow and some very good helpful tips. I would love to see more on color mixing from this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jun 2014
By DD - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative.
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