A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners.
The 'Collins You Can Paint' series is for absolute beginners. Written by professional artist-teachers, these books start with real basics and assume no knowledge or experience of painting whatsoever. Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, the series will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start painting in oils.
All the instruction is broken down into really easy step-by-step exercises to help you to practise and build up your knowledge and expertise of painting gradually. For example, you learn how to paint a tree in three stages, then a cloudy sky and finally how to paint a simple foreground, so that in the end you can paint a complete landscape in oils.
In this book, Linda Birch takes you by the hand and starts by explaining basic oil techniques and how to mix colours. Then, with simple exercises, she explains exactly how to paint all the separate features of a picture one-by-one. You will learn how to paint subjects like fruit, vegetables, and flowers, and landscape features such as skies and trees. With stage-by-stage demonstrations to show you how to combine these features into a single painting, it won't be long before you can produce oils to be proud of.