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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps
  • Publication: 25 January 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218760
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £15.99
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Plein Air Painting with Oils


A practical & inspirational guide to painting outdoors by Haidee-Jo Summers

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Book Description

Artists who wish to explore the world of painting with oils en plein air will love the freshness and vibrancy of the work in this book as well as the expert, down-to-earth advice of its author.

Award-winning artist Haidee-Jo explores the appeal of working outside with oils and the enormous benefits it can bring in terms of personal well-being. She also shares her techniques to allow the reader to invest their oil artwork with light, motion and life.

With dozens of Haidee-Jo's artworks to provide inspiration to the reader, and clear, step-by-step demonstrations throughout, this book provides both an expert guide to the challenges, opportunities and fun of painting outdoors; and provides an insight into the working methods of this dynamic artist.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6, An introduction to painting outdoors 8, Choosing a subject 12, Getting outside: equipment and supplies 18, Painting outside: The bigger picture 32, Chasing the light: alla prima 44, Step-by-step Improving your visual memory 52, Slowing down: painting over multiple sessions 62, Colour and your palette 70, Step-by-stepFog and Ruby Chard 80, Design and impact: composing your artwork 84, Step-by-stepFree Range Hens at Low Bradfield 96, Step-by-stepWaterfall 106, Still life en plein air 108, Step-by-stepLog Pile 114, Painting in daylight 118, Step-by-stepPink Cherry Blossom Against the Sky 124, Step-by-stepBeyond the Gate 132, Working with the weather 140, Painting around people 152, Exploring further: working in the studio 170, Afterword 174, Index 176

About the Author

About Haidee-Jo Summers

Haidee-Jo Summers is an award-winning artist whose work has appeared in exhibitions worldwide. Oils are her preferred medium, though she has taught in many different media, on subjects ranging from gardens to portraits. Hooked on plein air painting, Haidee-Jo paints anywhere, no matter how busy or crowded the setting, how complex the scene or how difficult the weather.

Since graduating from De Montfort University in 1994, Haidee-Jo has received many awards for her work and been elected to membership of the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Royal Society of Marine Artists. Her work, which features fresh and vibrant brushwork coupled with keen drawing and observational skills, has an international following. She is an editorial consultant for The Artist magazine and her first book on oil painting, Vibrant Oils, was published in 2017.


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