Beginners Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels by Tim Fisher
Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels
Projects, techniques and inspiration to get you started by Tim Fisher
96 pages - 500 illustrations
'If you thought oil pastels were just something for children, prepare to think again.' The Artist
'...look on in wonder as Tim shows you how you can use this neglected but simple medium to create real works of art...Just open this book at random and you'll be hooked.' Paint Magazine
Learn to paint with oil pastels in this colourful, accessible book for newcomers to the medium. Tim Fisher demonstrates how to use the oil pastels on their own, or in conjunction with acrylic inks and paints, and watercolours, on a variety of surfaces, to create beautiful paintings that will maintain their vibrancy for years to come.
The Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels features six full step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects including animal portraits, street scenes, boats and harbours, buildings and glorious landscapes. Tim introduces the reader to mark-making with oil pastels, explains the history of the medium, and how to protect and keep an oil pastel painting once it is complete.
Table of Contents
The history of oil pastels
Materials and tools
Additional materials and tools
Painting a red pepper
Using oil pastels with other media
Flowers: Poppy Field
Trees and foliage: Norfolk Lane
Street scenes: Venice
Buildings: Staithes Cottages
harbour scene: Le Fantasque’
Animal portraits: Freyja
Care and framing of your artwork
About Tim Fisher
Tim Fisher was born in Leicestershire, UK, and has had a lifelong interest in art. He is well known for his love of colour and experimentation and works in a wide range of mediums. Many of his paintings have been produced as fine art prints and cards. Tim is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine. He also runs workshops and painting holidays as well as demonstrating to art groups throughout the UK.
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