Author(s): Jeremy Galton
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional and award-winning artist, Jeremy Galton. Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this A-Z reference covers a multitude of topics concerning oil painting. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as peinture a l'essence and sgraffito. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of common subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, still life, skies and water. This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists - both amateurs and veterans - develop their own oil-painting style.
Jeremy Galton is a successful artist who works in oil, gouache and acrylic. He studied Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London School of Art under Rodney Burn, Bernard Dunstan and Diana Armfield among others. Jeremy divides his time between teaching and painting, has written several art instruction books and has contributed to a number of magazines. In addition to exhibiting his work regularly, he undertakes commissions and has won numerous awards. His paintings feature in a large number of private collections in the UK and abroad.
Introducing acrylics Techniques Alma Prima Blending Broken Colour Brushwork Building Up Collage Colour Grounds Colour Mixing Corrections Dabbing Defining Edges Dry Brush Fat Over Lean Finger Painting Glazing Grounds Impasto Imprinting Knife Painting Masking Mediums Mixed Media Monoprinting Palette Peinture a L'essence Pointillism Scraping Back Scrumbling Sgraffito Supports Texturing Tonking Transferring Drawings Underdrawing Underpainting Wet into Wet Wet On Dry Themes Architecture Figures Landscapes Skies Still life Water Index and credits