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The new oil painting : your essential guide to materials and safe practices / Kimberly Brooks.

Brooks, Kimberly, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pottsville Free Public Library.
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Pottsville Free Public Library 702.8 B791 (Text) 30003009054238 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452184791
  • ISBN: 1452184798
  • Physical Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Understanding your materials. Your space ; Paint ; Mediums ; Solvents ; Brushes ; Palettes ; Surfaces ; Digital technology ; Non-art store supplies -- Best practices. Setting the table ; Tone your canvas first ; Color mixing golden rules ; Light over dark, fat over lean ; Think in three dimensions ; Studies & maquettes ; Cleaning brushes ; Storing your work ; Framing & painting the sides ; Documentation ; Varnishing ; Safety ; Art is love.
Summary, etc.:
"A guide to the materials and safe practices that will take your oil painting practice to new heights--whether you are just starting out, or have been painting for years"-- Provided by publisher.
Oil painting is a timeless yet endlessly adventurous medium, but many painters feel daunted by the variety of materials or the thought of using dangerous solvents. Brooks walks you through oil painting fundamentals: the nature and history of pigments, which materials you actually need, and how to eliminate harmful solvents from your work and replace them with safer, more environmentally friendly substitutes. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: Painting > Technique.
Paint materials > Safety measures.
Artists' materials > Safety measures.
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