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Oils. Painting in Oil. What an incredible thing this is! From the first time I picked up a paintbrush and dabbled in oil paint, I was hooked. The beautiful colours of the pigments that came from the tubes had a creamy nature and seemed so delightfully malleable for mixing and blending together. What a thrill to create new or secondary hues, to vary the values from lighter to darker, to adjust the intensity from high to lowering it to a very grayish pale tone. There is such a beauty in lifting these pigments from the pallet by means of my brushes and laying them down on the canvas or panel to push them around and see just what I can accomplish. The lovely nature of the paint, the scent of the medium used to achieve the desired consistency and the thinner or turps used as additives as well as for cleaning the brushes, all enhancing the sensory experience of the work. I’m so totally fascinated by the range and scope of styles and techniques I see other artists employ on their quest to explore and develop their own expression through the medium. Oils have been applied everywhere from thin and washy to thick and gooey, from very bold abstract to photo-real accuracy, from looser wilder brush strokes to tight and delicately blended and controlled nuances. Artists have employed techniques from direct painting to underpainting, covered over with layers of further refinement and glazing. There is painting on textured surfaces, metallic leaf, even beads and glitter and other additives to the paint, just about anything imaginable. As we move forward to explore the work of the artists here displayed, I hope you will find delight in seeing that range and wonder of their journey in painting in oil.John Tatantolashow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 209.55 x 209.55 x 10.67mm
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1514302411
  • 9781514302415