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Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed – U

SKU: 9780486255064-U


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Softcover, 368 pages, 64 photos, 5 line drawings

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Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter’s training, more.

Speed also provides expert analysis of works by Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, and others. 

Softcover, 368 pages, 64 photos, 5 line drawings,  0.7 x 5.3 x 8.3 inches.

Reprint of The Science and Practice of Oil Painting, Chapman and Hall Ltd., London, 1924.

Table of Contents for Oil Painting Techniques and Materials


I Introduction

II Modern Art

III Technique of Painting

IV The Painter’s Training

V Tone Values

VI Elementary Tone Exercises

VII Colour

VIII “Colour, Pratical”

IX Painting from the Life

A Note on Velasquez

A Note on Reynolds

A Note on Gainsborough

A Note on Franz Hals

A Note on Rembrandt

X Tone and Colour Design

A Note on Taste

XI Materials

XII Picture Painting


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Weight 0.5 lbs