Painting Portraits in OilsPainting Portraits in Oils



Describes how to paint beautiful portraits in one sitting.

Author: Rob Wareing

Publisher: Search Press

ISBN: 1782217967

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Page: 160

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An inspiring, direct guide to painting beautiful portraits alla prima. Rob Wareing has built a formidable international reputation as a portrait artist. This is his first book, and here he draws on over forty years' experience to provide a complete guide to painting portraits in oils. In Rob's view, the most effective way to capture character is by working from life rather than photographs, and to follow the alla prima method to create a painting in one sitting. Starting with a fascinating overview of the subject, Rob then guides you through the materials he uses, how to pose and light the sitter, and how to prepare your work area before you start painting. This is followed by detailed coverage of design and composition, the importance of proportions, and the painting process itself - from colour mixing through to finishing a painting without over-working. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and numerous examples of the author's work throughout, this book provides both an expert guide to portrait painting and a unique insight into the working methods of one of the world's leading portrait painters.

Beautiful Portrait Painting in OilsBeautiful Portrait Painting in Oils



An expanded edition of the author's Classic portrait painting in oils, originally published in 2012.

Author: Chris Saper

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 1440349770

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Page: 176

View: 573

How to paint oil portraits like the Old Masters Mona Lisa. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Madame X. The infinite variety and beauty of humankind--like the mysteries behind sparkling eyes, a sly smile or an averted gaze--has captivated artists since the beginning of time. This expanded edition of Chris Saper's best-selling guide, Classic Portrait Painting in Oils, reveals keys for mastering how to paint beautiful portraits in oil to create soulful works of art. Through easy-to-follow lessons and expert oil painting tips and techniques, you'll find secrets for working from life, using reference photos and more to create rich, realistic portraits imbued with timeless character. * 14 step-by-step demonstrations teach how to paint 7 diverse subjects of varying skin tones from life and from photographic reference * Additional exercises reveal expert oil painting techniques for defining facial details, like eyes, mouths, wrinkles, facial hair and eyeglasses * Professional tips for working from life, including ideal session times, posing, seeing and mixing color and even how to work with children * The basics of using natural, artificial, creative and "Rembrandt" lighting to light your subject and convey a mood * Expanded key concepts of "perfect practice," the importance of regularly painting subjects in real time and an insistence on excellent photographic reference material, including a checklist for how to take--and self-edit--your own quality photos * New material on how to approach and execute paid commissions, including step-by-step demonstrations for painting both corporate and family subjects Through Saper's universal techniques, painters of all skill levels will learn to render more realistic portraits of every subject they paint, with predictable and joyful results.

Classic Portrait Painting in OilsClassic Portrait Painting in Oils



Continuing the exploration started in the her first book, Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light, this sequel offers step-by-step demonstrations that cover an even wider range of ethnic groups and ages.

Author: Chris Saper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440310638

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Page: 144

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Discover a simple approach to capturing a world of beautiful skin tones Chris Saper takes the mystery and guesswork out of portrait painting while leaving its joy fully intact. Continuing the exploration started in the her first book, Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light, this sequel offers step-by-step demonstrations that cover an even wider range of ethnic groups and ages. You'll get professional advice on working from life, using reference photos, and combining the two approaches to create realistic likenesses that say something about the way you view an individual's unique beauty and character. Inside you'll find: • A series of 14 step-by-step demonstrations of 7 diverse subjects painted from life and from photos that illustrate the advantages of each approach • Techniques for seeing and recording accurate colors at live sittings, and retaining that accuracy when working from photographic references • Tips on posing and lighting your subjects using both artificial and natural light sources • Expert advice for shooting, selecting and working from reference photographs, including how to compose dynamic multiple-subject portraits • Techniques for painting eyes, eyeglasses, mouths, wrinkles and other defining details Though the demonstrations and examples are done in oils, Saper's techniques are universal. Regardless of your medium or skill level, the lessons inside will make painting skin colors easier, the process more enjoyable and your great results more predictable.

Oil AcrylicOil Acrylic



Featuring a variety of pet projects with tips for achieving realistic results, this dynamic book includes easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful pet portraits in oil and acrylic.

Author: Lorraine Gray

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 9781600583049

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Page: 32

View: 142

Covers the techniques of painting a variety of pets, including a Dalmatian, a horse, and a cockatoo, along with information on tools, materials, and how to render fur.

Vibrant Children s PortraitsVibrant Children s Portraits



In this book, you'll learn how to use tried-and-true oil painting techniques to achieve fresh skin tones, shiny hair, crystal clear eyes...all the qualities that will make your portraits look truly authentic. • Complete instructions and ...

Author: Victoria Lisi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440309922

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Page: 128

View: 314

A Complete Guide to Capturing the Charm and Glow of Children Making your subjects look age appropriate is vital to successful children's portraiture. Many artists fall short with features that are too severe, skin that lacks that glow of youth or proportions that are too much like those of adults. In this book, you'll learn how to use tried-and-true oil painting techniques to achieve fresh skin tones, shiny hair, crystal clear eyes...all the qualities that will make your portraits look truly authentic. • Complete instructions and color palettes for painting luminous skin tones and hair • 11 complete step-by-step demonstrations covering a broad range of complexions, ages, poses and sweet expressions • Quick tips and expert tricks for making your subjects look natural–not stiff or posed Victoria Lisi's instruction is friendly and easy to follow, delivered with the belief that the process of portrait painting should be as enjoyable as the finished product–beautiful, touching portraits of kids having fun, playing in the sun and being themselves.

Painting Classic PortraitsPainting Classic Portraits



Easy techniques for true-to-life portraits! If you think all portrait-painting books are the same, think again. This book will inspire you to approach your canvas with renewed (or newly discovered) enthusiasm and confidence.

Author: Luana Luconi Winner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440321160

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Page: 144

View: 349

Easy techniques for true-to-life portraits! If you think all portrait-painting books are the same, think again. This book will inspire you to approach your canvas with renewed (or newly discovered) enthusiasm and confidence. Using modern-day techniques, Luana Luconi Winner shows you how to capture not only a physical likeness, but also the personality and unique, natural expression of your subject. Her direct, relaxed teaching style takes the intimidation out of painting portraits, empowering artists of any skill level and medium to turn ordinary people into exceptional works of art. • Time-tested, easy-to-follow techniques for achieving accurate facial shapes and proportions. • 10 quick-reference color charts make it easy to mix skin tones and hair colors for a full range of complexions and ethnicities. • Mini-demonstrations show how to use a variety of mediums--graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and oils--to create sketches and preliminary studies. • Tips on using a digital camera to generate reference material and troubleshoot your compositions. • Three start-to-finish painting demonstrations in oils and pastels illustrate the particulars of painting males and females, adults and children. Destined to become a classic in its own right, Painting Classic Portraits covers every step in the process--from selecting clothes, backgrounds and props that tell a story, to using design elements to stir emotion in your viewers. It's everything you need to know to create timeless portraits and great paintings.

The Oil Painter s Ultimate Flower Portrait CompanionThe Oil Painter s Ultimate Flower Portrait Companion



This guide gives novice oil painters clear, basic instruction for creating vibrant compositions of two favorite subjects. Moran discusses what materials they need and how to observe value, perspective, line and shape.

Author: Patricia Moran

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 1929834039

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Page: 143

View: 458

This guide gives novice oil painters clear, basic instruction for creating vibrant compositions of two favorite subjects. Moran discusses what materials they need and how to observe value, perspective, line and shape. Providing visual examples and hands-on exercises every step of the way, this guide helps artists grow accustomed to working with oils, from creating tonal scales to mixing colors. Artists will then apply what they've learned following 6 flower painting demonstrations and eight portrait painting demonstrations, including specialized instruction for capturing texture, skin tones and reflections.

Foundations of Classical Oil PaintingFoundations of Classical Oil Painting



Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolor.

Author: Lea Colie Wight

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 1440352429

Category:

Page: 144

View: 175

Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full color. Develop a core foundational skill set to develop your paintings and discover a signature way of working from life that can be applied to figure painting, portraits, landscapes and still life. Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolor. Informative lessons and simple exercises help to build confidence and lay the foundations for successful oil painting Learn a straightforward system for painting realistically with a focus on accurate color. 4 full-length step-by-step demonstrations show how to paint a figure, a portrait, a still life and a landscape

Painting Portraits of ChildrenPainting Portraits of Children



Painting a portrait of a child is one of the most complex challenges an artist will face. In this detailed and practical book, Simon Davis opens up his studio and explains his approach.

Author: Simon Davis

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785002915

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Page: 96

View: 592

Painting a portrait of a child is one of the most complex challenges an artist will face. In this detailed and practical book, Simon Davis opens up his studio and explains his approach. As one of the country's leading portrait painters, he gives a unique insight into how to render a sympathetic portrait in oils, which avoids sentimentality and captures the essence of a child. Topics covered include the importance of composition and balance, tonality and palette, atmosphere and advice on the complete process, from first ideas to putting down the paintbrush. There are step-by-step examples of a range of children, including different ages, backgrounds and groups and an interview with fellow Royal Society of Portrait Painters artist Andrew James. This unique account of painting thoughtful, intelligent and honest portraits of children will be of great interest to portrait painters and anyone commissioning a portrait. Fully illustrated with 134 colour photographs.

Oil Portraits Step by StepOil Portraits Step by Step



More portraits are painted in oil than in any other medium . For hundreds of years , oil paint has been the favorite medium of portrait painters — and the ...

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486402797

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Page: 64

View: 367

Beautifully illustrated guide offers portrait painters a wealth of detailed, practical advice and valuable insights on how to handle oil paint. Discusses drying time and basic techniques; planning, composing and lighting the portrait; oil sketching and drawing with pencil, charcoal, and chalk. Generously enhanced with over 120 illustrations, including 57 in full color.

William Merritt Chase Portraits in oilWilliam Merritt Chase Portraits in oil



1), which Peat incorrectly records as an oil on his 1949 checklist. Then around 1909 Chase painted an oil-on-wood depiction of a woman and dog, ...

Author: Ronald G. Pisano

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300110210

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Page: 296

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V. 1. "This gorgeous book, the first of a four-volume definitive catalogue, features Chase's stunning paintings in pastel, which constitute a major and previously understudied body of work by the artist; monotypes; painted tiles and plates; watercolors; and prints. Reconstructing Chase's oeuvre is a daunting task, as the artist left few records of any kind, and no documentation of his individual works exists. Furthermore, Chase's paintings and pastels have been forged in great numbers throughout the years, and many of these works still surface on the art market. Making this long-awaited volume even more valuable is a list of every known exhibition of Chase's work during the artist's lifetime, selected examples of major post-1917 exhibitions, and an essay on Chase's innovative pastel technique"--Jacket.

Beautiful Portrait Painting in OilsBeautiful Portrait Painting in Oils



To paint portraits successfully, you need a medium that lets you make changes and modifications throughout the painting. Oil, pastel and charcoal are the ...

Author: Chris Saper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440349881

Category:

Page: 176

View: 793

How to paint oil portraits like the Old Masters Mona Lisa. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Madame X. The infinite variety and beauty of humankind--like the mysteries behind sparkling eyes, a sly smile or an averted gaze--has captivated artists since the beginning of time. This expanded edition of Chris Saper's best-selling guide, Classic Portrait Painting in Oils, reveals keys for mastering how to paint beautiful portraits in oil to create soulful works of art. Through easy-to-follow lessons and expert oil painting tips and techniques, you'll find secrets for working from life, using reference photos and more to create rich, realistic portraits imbued with timeless character. • 14 step-by-step demonstrations teach how to paint 7 diverse subjects of varying skin tones from life and from photographic reference • Additional exercises reveal expert oil painting techniques for defining facial details, like eyes, mouths, wrinkles, facial hair and eyeglasses • Professional tips for working from life, including ideal session times, posing, seeing and mixing color and even how to work with children • The basics of using natural, artificial, creative and "Rembrandt" lighting to light your subject and convey a mood • Expanded key concepts of "perfect practice," the importance of regularly painting subjects in real time and an insistence on excellent photographic reference material, including a checklist for how to take--and self-edit--your own quality photos • New material on how to approach and execute paid commissions, including step-by-step demonstrations for painting both corporate and family subjects Through Saper's universal techniques, painters of all skill levels will learn to render more realistic portraits of every subject they paint, with predictable and joyful results.

Foundations of Classical Oil PaintingFoundations of Classical Oil Painting



Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolor. • Informative lessons and simple exercises help to build confidence and lay the foundations for ...

Author: Lea Wight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440352522

Category:

Page: 144

View: 914

Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full color. Develop a core foundational skill set to develop your paintings and discover a signature way of working from life that can be applied to figure painting, portraits, landscapes and still life. Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolor. • Informative lessons and simple exercises help to build confidence and lay the foundations for successful oil painting • Learn a straightforward system for painting realistically with a focus on accurate color. • 4 full-length step-by-step demonstrations show how to paint a figure, a portrait, a still life and a landscape

Oil Painting For The Absolute BeginnerOil Painting For The Absolute Beginner



Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to ...

Author: Mark Willenbrink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440310454

Category:

Page: 128

View: 223

The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction, Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner is a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. • Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way • 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits • The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.