Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy

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9780646258935: Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy

Internationally acclaimed oil painter Robert Hagan reveals his personal easy-to-learn techniques for creating sensitive, impressionistic paintings.

In his no-nonsense way, Hagan demystifies the oil painting process. Artists, no matter their level of experience, will be able to create enchanting paintings almost immediately using Hagan’s unique "placement theory" and simple color system based on two "mother colors."

Readers will find 400 full-color photos that show the paintings coming together as well as the artist at work. This book also includes 8 start-to-finish painting demos, in-depth direction on how to pull together elements from various reference photos, a color palette, reference photos, sample sketches, and helpful instructions that make every project inside simple to replicate.

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Robert Hagan is one of Australia’s best known and accomplished contemporary impressionist artists. His presence is firmly established in Australia, England, and North America, where his work is continuously displayed in a range of fine galleries.

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Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy reveals Robert Hagan's techniques for creating romantic oil paintings the easy way. Hagan shows, step-by-step, how to use reference photographs and sketches to help assemble different elements to form a completely new setting, how to manipulate these elements to compose enchanting paintings using simple-to-understand "placement theory". Following the instructions in Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy can enable any painter to create stunning backgrounds, place the first figure in a carefully chosen spot serving as the "command post" from which to "key" all other elements of the painting. The basic nuts and bolts of making a painting are described, along with how to work with the tow "mother colors". There are eight sensational start-to-finish demonstrations that are easily followed and emulated by the reader. The exercises require only "Hagan's Basic Palette" and a few simple tools. Color palette, reference photographs, sample sketches, and helpful instructions are given for each set piece. Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy demystifies the oil painting process, enhancing the painting experience for the reader. -- Midwest Book Review

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