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How to Paint in Oil: A Beginner's Book for Boys and Girls
How to Paint in Oil A Beginner's Book for Boys and Girls Author:Arthur Zaidenberg Many young people have used paint in some form at school or in the home, but this is the first book to present simple step-by-step directions on oil painting - that fascinating world in which both children and adults find such great creative satisfactions. — "Oil paints," says Mr. Zaidenberg, "are really the easiest materials to use, and that is ... more »one of the reasons oil painting is so popular with artist. Oils give the artist the least fight; they obey his orders with less resistance and better results than any other paint material. Best of all, they are most fun to use because they actually make it easier to "build" a picture. Mistakes are never fatal. Oils are the good friends of the artist." And they are not expensive.
This delightful introduction to oil painting is a serious approach to the basic techniques of painting, but never so serious as to rob the young student of fun and the excitement of learning to use new media. Mr. Zaidenberg starts at the very beginning, with materials, and then covers in logical order the preparation of the canvas, mixing of colors, brush strokes, and finally explains in concise, graphic detail the problems of composition, shading, and color values. In learning how to "see" pictorially, the young reader is introduced to the varied techniques of still life, landscapes, portraits, animal pictures, and even abstract painting.
As Mr. Zaidenberg concludes: "Everything about you is full of color and life. Everything you study develops your imagination and understanding. Nothing is wasted if you think and see like an artist." In this, his first book on oil painting for young people, he explains and simplifies in such a way that every reader will be inspired to take a brush in hand.« less