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Title Painting portraits in oils : capturing character from life / Rob Wareing.
Author Wareing, Rob, , author, artist.
Publication Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2021.
Description 160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Call # 751.4542 W
Note Includes index.
Summary "Rob Wareing has built a formidable international reputation as a portrait artist. This is his first book, and here he draws on over forty years' experience to provide a complete guide to painting portraits in oils. In Rob's view, the most effective way to capture character is by working from life rather than photographs, and to follow the alla prima method to create a painting in one sitting. Starting with a fascinating overview of the subject, Rob then guides you through the materials he uses, how to pose and light the sitter, and how to prepare your work area before you start painting. This is followed by detailed coverage of design and composition, the importance of proportions, and the painting process itself - from colour mixing through to finishing a painting without over-working. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and numerous examples of the author's work throughout, this book provides both an expert guide to portrait painting and a unique insight into the working methods of one of the world's leading portrait painters." --
Describes how to paint beautiful portraits in one sitting.
Contents Introduction -- Working from life -- What makes a portrait? -- Materials -- Planning your paintings -- Preparation -- Composition -- Achieving a likeness -- Drawing skills -- Painting skills -- Values -- Colour -- Preparatory study step-by-step -- The sitting -- The portrait step-by-step -- Going further.
Subject Portrait painting -- Technique.
Oil sketches -- Technique.
Painting -- Technique.
Painting -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst01050624
Portrait painting -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst01072178
Genre Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
ISBN 9781782217961

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