Oil artists who want to explore glazing with transparent layers of oil paint, or watercolour artists who want to try their hand at oil painting, will find this book helpful. Readers will learn how to attain realism by applying many glazes of transparent colours to build realistic values and create luminescent paintings that glow with colour and give the appearance of looking through stained glass. More than 10 mini demonstrations and 3 extended painting demos that reinforce the mini lessons are woven throughout the chapters. These demos illustrate key concepts, from creating the background, to preserving edges, to establishing form and finally the finished painting.
Arleta Pech is recognised as a leading painter of still life. After enjoying international renown as a top watercolour artist for over thirty years, Arleta began to paint in oil, using her watercolour background to add a luminosity to her oil paintings that is visible in a darkened room. Visit her website at www.arletapech.com.