Packed with FULL COLOR, easy-to-complete projects The fun and easy way to discover your inner artist through oil painting! Have you always wanted to paint with oil? Now you can! This friendly guide gives you all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You'll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create the right composition. And you'll practice your new skills by painting a variety of subjects, from portraits to still lifes to landscapes. Choose the right supplies Develop your design and composition skills Practice sketches and brush strokes Set up your studio and care for your equipment Work on a variety of compositionsGiddings, Anita is the author of 'Oil Painting', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470182307 and ISBN 047018230X.