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A Personal Guide to W. (Bill) Alexander's The magic of Oil Painting III
A Personal Guide to W Alexander's The magic of Oil Painting III - Bill Author:W. (Bill) Alexander To the Artist: With this, my third book, I am so happy that I can continue to share my painting with you. As with the other books, I hope you can learn how to use my method of oil painting to create your own paintings that capture the dreams in your mind. — This book contains instructions for the 13 paintings I painted on my 'Magic of Oil Paint... more »ing III' series, produced by KOCE-TV, Huntington Beach, CA, and broadcast by public television stations across the US.
The instructions on how to paint the 13 paintings are provided so that you can learn my techniques and how to use colors to achieve different times of day, seasons of the year, & moods in your paintings. I want very much for the artist in you to take this knowledge and use it to create your own paintings - paintings that show the magic you see in your world.
As a special feature in this book, I have included variations on four of the paintings. These variations will show you how subtle changes in the original painting can create a scene with an entirely different mood. I hope these variations encourage you to start thinking about different paintings you can create.
Before you begin, please read the introduction to this book. The introduction contains a great deal of basic information about the paints, brushes, and other equipment I use and describes many of my most important painting techniques. I also ask that before you start a painting - especially if you have never painted before - you practice and experiment with your brushes, palette knife, and paints so that you will learn about how certain effects are created on the canvas. Then, once you are familiar and comfortable with your painting tools, start 'firing' in a painting. I'm sure you will have much happiness with your painting.« less