by Robin Capon and Nicholas Verrall
Often seen as dark and gloomy, oils can, in fact, be used to create colourful and light paintings that are wonderfully expressive. One significant characteristic of oil paint is its richness and depth of colour, something that is of particular interest to Nicholas Verrall. Immediately striking in all his pictures is the skilful way he handles colour to interpret the special qualities of light and mood found in a certain moment in time. In this book he discusses his working methods and the importance of colour, at the same time placing these issues within the general context of painting in oils, with all that this has to offer.
Colour and Light in Oil includes information, demonstrations and many inspirational finished paintings to help painters understand the value of colour in interpreting ideas with feeling and impact. It provides guidance on a wide range of skills, techniques and advice on subject matter and associated topics. Illustrated throughout, the book covers: the medium of oils; understanding oils; materials and equipment; painting techniques; and the studio.
About the author
Robin Capon is an experienced author and art journalist, having written several books, including with co-authors, David Curtis: Light and Mood in Watercolour and Abstract and Colour Techniques (with Claire Harrigan). He is a regular contributor to The Artist and Leisure Painter. He lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
Nicholas Verrall is one of the UK’s most respected contemporary figurative painters. His work is widely exhibited and it is also reproduced as fine art prints and cards sold internationally. He lives in Woking, Surrey.
Extent: 128 pages
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 150 illustrations