Along with Winston Churchill and other celebrities, you too can paint with oils -- if you will follow the light touch,...

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Along with Winston Churchill and other celebrities, you too can paint with oils -- if you will follow the light touch, hand-on-the-shoulder guidance of the author, who blithely skips over the necessity of knowing how to draw, of lessons in technique, of anything but actually painting. He lists basic equipment and supplies, helps with still life arrangements, comments happily on tricks to reproduce what you see -- and, at the expense of overruling the experts, manages to get you through your first picture. He then goes on to landscape, problems of human figures, perspective, techniques; he helps you see the pictures around you; he talks of lighting -- until even the strictly amateur painter will get a sense of self confidence. Good hobby book- making painting a challenge anyone would like to take.

Pub Date: June 4, 1946

ISBN: 1168801834

Page Count: -

Publisher: Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946