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It can be hard to know what sort of art books to buy if you're a beginner. If you want to get a solid foundation for oil painting techniques and concepts this book does a great job. I went through it sequentially and felt the benefits.
I read through the book to get a feel for the process of oil painting and I was not disappointed. As a beginner I am now reading it again but will do the lessons as I go along, so it may take some time to finish it. I like it.
I have purchased a number of self help art manuals and DVD's , this is by far the best I've had. It very clearly states both the theory and practice of painting in oils and follows a logical step by step process- I've learnt more from this book than all the others combined !
Very helpful with detailed guidelines for the amateur like myself, yet allowing scope for personal development. Already my portraiture has improved, this book is my constant reference, thankyou to Kathleen Staiger for the effort in producing this invaluable publication!
Bought for my Dad who wants to paint an oil painting for his house and has no experience or knowledge on how to. It's safe to say he's been reading and enjoying this as he begins his venture, hopefully he doesn't feel too daunted at the prospect. I briefly flicked through the book and it was very precise and easy to read with great pictures and examples.