Oil Painting Every Day

Oil Painting Every Day : A Step-by-Step Beginner's Guide to Painting the World Around You - Develop a Successful Daily Creative Habit

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Discover a new approach to oil painting that takes the stuffiness out and puts the fun back in. Learn how to paint vibrant florals, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and more, and see your skills improve.

Oil Painting Every Day shows you how to translate what you see into captivating paintings. Begin with a solid understanding of oil paint and essential supplies, then try easy exercises that will train your eye to see the world like an artist.

From there, you'll learn how to capture beautiful details in landscapes and still lifes and create shadows and depth to make your work come alive. Refine those details to paint waves, clouds, and floral scenes, and get all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need for a doable portrait to get you started in figurative work.

Get great ideas for creating engaging compositions while capturing the world around you, and discover how a variety of simple brushstrokes add energy and life to a piece.

In this book you'll find:

How drawings and underpaintings can give your paintings a boost
How to care for your tools and materials
Tips and techniques for working in sketchbooks and on canvas
The benefits of maintaining a consistent art practice
How to paint from life and photographs
Ways to build cohesive compositions that tell a story

Oil Painting Every Day is your all-access pass to oil painting.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 10.16mm | 560g
  • United States
  • English
  • 200+ color photos
  • 1631599941
  • 9781631599941
  • 215,534

Table of contents

1 Oil Painting Supply Guide
2 Technique Glossary
3 See Like an Artist
Lesson 1: Still Life
Lesson 2: Tulip Painting
4 Introduction to Landscape
Lesson 3: The Field Trip Project-Plein-Air Study
Lesson 4: Fast Landscape Drawing-Samples and Exercises
Lesson 5: River Perspective-Drawing and Painting
Lesson 6: Sunset Tree Silhouette-Scene Painting
5 Elevating Scenes
Lesson 7: Wave Replica Painting
Lesson 8: Green Field and Mountain Scene Painting =
Lesson 9: Floral Marsh Scene Painting
6 A Closer Look: Refining Details
Lesson 10: Cloud Painting
Lesson 11: Wave Painting
Lesson 12: Eye Painting
7 Peek into Portraiture
Lesson 13: Gestural Figure Drawing Warm-Ups
Lesson 14: Portrait of Paul
Reference Images
About the Author
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Review quote

"Beautifully and effectively illustrated throughout, Oil Painting Every Day is the ideal DIY instructional guide and manual for the novice or beginning artist wanting to work with oil paints." * Midwest Book Review *
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About Robin Sealark

Robin Sealark graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts and an art education certification from Brigham Young University in 2013. She spent her undergraduate years specializing in oil painting and hyper-realistic portraiture, but shifted her focus to landscapes, seascapes, and skies over time. Growing up on Long Island and exploring Utah over the last ten years inspired her to bring dramatic natural light and beauty to her paintings. Robin has established strong followings on Instagram and YouTube, where she frequently posts her work, process videos, tips, tutorials, relatable sketches, and advice for creatives. Through her personal work and teaching, she seeks to emphasize the idyllic beauty found in all subject matter through deepened observation and a discerning artist's eye. Her shared projects and educational resources aim to create accessible paths to the basic painting and drawing techniques, materials, and tools that make creative exploration and fine art rendering available to anyone. There's no gatekeeping here! Robin believes that a healthy, creative life is something everyone can access with full breaths, positive community, art appreciation, education, and regular practice.

Instagram: @robinsealark
YouTube: Robin Sealark
Website: robinsealark.com
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