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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 10 November 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920798
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99
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Easy Oil Painting


Beginner tutorials for small still lifes by Estelle Day

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Book Description

Create nine lustrous and captivating little works of art with this unique introduction to oil painting.

Acclaimed artist Estelle Day demonstrates all you need to know to embark on your oil painting journey from what paints and supplies you’ll need to essential oil painting techniques. Beginners will build confidence by working on small-scale, still life painting projects designed for canvases measuring no more than 10cm (4in). Also included are outlines for you to trace so you can get started right away!

Easy Oil Painting is the perfect beginner’s guide to working with oils and mastering this luminous and exciting medium.

Table of Contents

Meet Estelle
Chapter One: Paints and Supplies
Chapter Two: Your Workspace
Chapter Three: Oil Painting Techniques
Chapter Four: All About Colour
Chapter Five: Looking at Objects to Paint
Chapter Six: Projects

About the Author

About Estelle Day

After completing her foundation diploma at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, Estelle Day went on to graduate in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University. Since then she has continued to paint and draw and currently works from her home studio in London. She is building a platform on Instagram @estelledayfineart, where she has an engaged following who adore her lively paintings, often photographed next to their original subjects. She has exhibited both her portraits and her still life paintings numerous times and has sold her work in the UK, US, France and New Zealand. To see more of Estelle's work visit her website www.estelleday.com


Leisure Painter

Estelle Day's new book, Easy Oil Painting is the perfect introduction for those new to oils, or who fancy a change of medium. Subtitled, 'Beginner tutorials for small still lifes' Estelle uses small, everyday objects as her still-life subjects, which she paints on canvases measuring no more than 4in. (10cm), keeping everything very simple.

Paints, materials and workspace are all covered in the opening chapters before moving on to oil-painting techniques, learning about colour and composition, and finishing with projects to work on. Outlines are provided for you to trace so that you can get going straight away.

Customer Review

I have purchased other oil painting books in the past but this one is very nice. You work on small canvases or canvas panels to learn how to do the techniques before you go on to larger surfaces. This way you don't feel like you are wasting your time on something you may not like and or may not learn anything. Great book!

Customer Review

Really good book for beginners with simple easy to follow steps. The quality of the book paper is also very good (important when spilling paint by accident).

Customer Review

A lovely reasonably priced book with stunning pictures. Really helpful guidance on still life oil painting. Useful introductory chapters on colour and techniques which I found very accessible. Highly recommend.

Customer Review

A beautiful book. Very well sectioned for ease of following it from start to finishing a painting, supported by easy to follow diagrams and photos.

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