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Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

Paperback Dover Books on Fine Art

By (author) Solomon J. Solomon, Introduction by James Gurney

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 28mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486483584
  • ISBN 13: 9780486483580
  • Edition statement: Dover.
  • Illustrations note: 32 page color insert
  • Sales rank: 127,808

Product description

This work introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. The book features 32 full-colour pages and an introduction by James Gurney.

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Table of contents

Part I Introductory I. A Method by which the Round Object can be Reduced to the Flat II. Construction of the Figure III. Construction of the Head IV. Characterisation V. The Arm and Hands--Legs VI. Light and Shade VII. Painting--Materials--Colours VIII. Monochrome Study IX. Textures in Monochrome X. Still Life in Colour XI. Silver and China in Colour XII. Hints on Arrangement--Solecisms in Composition XIII. Painting from Life in Monochrome XIV. Colouring a Monochrome XV. Painting in Colour direct from Life--Prepared and Direct Painting compared   Part II I. Methods of the Masters II. Italian Schools III. The School of Titian IV. The Italian School--continued V. The Flemish School VI. The Dutch School VII. The Dutch School--continued VIII. The Spanish School IX. The French School X. The British School XI. The British School--continued XII. On Copying XIII. Analysis of Composition XIV. A Few Words on the Study of Aesthetics Index