Anita Marie Giddings Oil Painting For Dummies book craft art painting

Anita Marie Giddings Oil Painting For Dummies book craft art painting Anita Marie Giddings Oil Painting For Dummies book craft art painting Art, Architecture and Photography

Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies.
Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to:

Choose the right supplies
Set up your studio and care for your equipment
Handle your materials safely
Develop your design and composition skills
Make practice sketches and studies
Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes
Try out different compositions
Mix any color you want
Simplify tricky still-life subjects
Paint landscapes and common objects out doors
Paint portraits and the human form
Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!

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Anita Giddings
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Anita Giddings is a visual artist and educator in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her BFA from Herron School of Art, Indiana University and her MFA from Indiana State University. Giddings teaches painting and drawing at Herron School of Art and Design. She enjoys introducing her students to fine art through painting, drawing and the study of art history. Giddings is also the author of Pastels for Dummies. Her work has been exhibited at the Indiana State Museum, Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Publisher ‎For Dummies; 1st edition (1 Feb. 2008)
Language ‎English
Paperback ‎320 pages
ISBN-10 ‎047018230X
ISBN-13 ‎978-0470182307
Dimensions ‎20.07 x 2.29 x 25.15 cm
Best Sellers Rank 304,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
119 in Oil Painting
4,708 in Art History by Theme & Concept
Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 310Reviews
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Debbie Mellor (Crazy Nanna)
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
At last a book that helped me to Fully understand the process of oil painting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2020
I’ve been painting with acrylics for a few years getting increasingly frustrated with how quickly they dry. I wanted the ease of blending that I knew I could get with oils. I watched YouTube videos but they didn’t help me to understand the supposedly very simple science of... See more
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Kazzine
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A book of Dummies grade help for oil painters.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2023
This book starts you off with the equipment you need to paint a picture in oils.
Explains the difference in oil paints, canvas and brushes.
This is definitely a book to have close by when painting.
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Mrs F
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Very userfriendly
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 January 2021
Another excellent bok in the 'for Dummies' series
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High Wycombe
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Great starter book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2023
Easy to follow
Covers all aspects of getting started for those new to oil painting
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MTB
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Annoying use of words that mean nothing outside USA
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 January 2022
A good enough book, well illustrated. Frustrated by the use of USA products, coins, etc to describe things. For example, squeezing out paint the size of a dime or a nickel means nothing to me- why can't they stick to proper measurements that are used globally? Same... See more
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Di Shepherd
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For anyone learning to paint in oils, this book is for you!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 April 2016
I bought this for my mum who had just begun to paint in oils. She has been watching some of the Bob Ross programmes and decided she wanted to give oil painting a go. She didnt know much about it though so i purchased this book in the hope that it might teach her how to use... See more
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Paul
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Easy to understand
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 April 2021
I wanted to try out oil painting and this book provided the process from start to finish!
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Good Amazon supplier
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2021
Good
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Reviewed in the United States on 19 January 2024
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Starshine1ca
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Great book to have for beginners!
Reviewed in Canada on 12 January 2018
Great book and service! Cannot wait to use all the tips and tricks!
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Alex
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standard Dummies
Reviewed in Italy on 9 October 2016
nulla di che, un po' formale, la serie "for Dummies" cerca come al solito di spiegare cose tecniche cercando di renderle simpatiche.
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Chit
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Very useful
Reviewed in India on 14 December 2015
Found the book very informative . Useful to know all basic details needed as a beginner . As the book ends I learnt many methods to use in my paintings .
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Artists bible
Reviewed in Australia on 23 March 2015
As detailed book for all artists. An artists bible. Has all the information you require from starting to draw, painting materials, plans, painting techniques, mixing, in fact everything to suggesting joining an art group. Well worth the money.
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