Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Oil Painting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue & More

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Rock art is showing up everywhere, and anyone can do it! Over 30 step-by-step tutorials make Rock Art Handbook your comprehensive rock art resource Covers various craft techniques for decorating rocks like dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more Use your favorite craft supplies from nail polish, puff paint, and gelly roll pens to chalk, washi tape, glitter glue and more Perfect family craft for parents & kids to do together Make your own "kindness rock," a growing trend seen on Facebook and reported on the TODAY show Rock art is showing up everywhere—on Etsy, at craft shows, online, and on hidden "kindness rocks" around your neighborhood. And the good news is you can do it yourself! Just look in your own backyard, a nearby beach, or the local gardening center to find the perfect rock. Then with the help of a few colorful craft supplies and the tutorials in Rock Art Handbook , you'll be on your way! Author Sam Sarles shares her favorite tips and techniques for transforming the humble rock into a work of art. Brush painting isn't the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Discover how to get great results with puffy paint, acrylics, oil pastels, alcohol inks, gelatos, art pens, watercolors, and more. With more than 30 step-by-step projects, this book is the comprehensive rock art resource!

  • Author: Samantha Sarles
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (August 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1565239456
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches


2. 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is the definitive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists. This user-friendly spiral-bound book is tabbed for quick and easy reference and includes two removable color-mixing grids—one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor. Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 1,500 color combinations: Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Broccoli.” Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“81”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture. Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color. Mix the color. It’s that easy! You’ll also learn about color theory , color value mixing , graying color naturally , mixing flesh and portrait colors , and rendering skies and clouds .   Also available from Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series : Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic , Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits , and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes .

  • Author: William F. Powell
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1600582837
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.8 inches


3. Simple & Big Coloring Book for Toddler: 100 Easy And Fun Coloring Pages For Kids, Preschool and Kindergarten (For Kids Ages 1-4)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Check out our blog or the author's profile on amazon and learn more about our coloring pages. Large and fun coloring pages for kids. Universal Coloring Book for girls and boys 100 fun, easy-to-color drawings, such as:animals, sun, flowers, cars, unicorns, balloons, stars, rainbow, lollipops, ice cream and many more. The perfect coloring book for learning to color, learning about different animals, objects, fruits. Perfect for improving the coordination and concentration of young children. Thick lines and straight pictures Make it easier for little ones to color and enjoy the fun. Fun Drawings has a positive effect on the well-being of your child. By painting such pictures, children do not get bored so quickly, which gives many hours of wonderful and relaxing coloring fun. Easy learning through coloring Coloring allows children to learn 100 different things from the world around them. Who is this coloring book for? This coloring book is perfect for all children aged 1-4 who are just starting their adventure with coloring and discovering the world. Specifications: Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 100 Easy And Fun Coloring Pages

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 979-8727171080
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches


4. Amazing Dogs: Adult Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Let your imagination soar by using the colors of your choice This adult coloring book has Over 30 Different & Creative Dog Designs , with richly detailed line art, originally created by our favorite artist to give you the best coloring experience . Each page is unique, with a different breed as well as a different sort of theme, as each dog is doing something else and often staged with various items. Dog fanciers and coloring enthusiasts would definitely love this one! You will love the little details around the dogs and even a few on the dogs, directly to break up the open space in the picture. A wide variety of breeds, perfect for a dog groomers! Breeds include: Bulldog, Chihuahua, Doberman, Rottweiler, Boxer, Great Danish, Bloodhound dog, Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian Dog, Shih Tzu, San Bernard, Basset Hound, Shar Pei, King Charles, German Shepherd, Poodle, Pomeranian, Pekingese, Husky, American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff), Labrador Retriever, Greyhound, Yorkshire Terrier, Chinese Crested Dog, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Schnauzer, Pug, Herding dog, Old English Sheepdog, Red Chinese Tibetan Mastiff. Pages are SINGLE SIDED. Scroll up and grab a copy of Amazing Dogs today! Why You Will Absolutely Love this Book Relaxing Coloring Pages . Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations . We’ve included 30 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. You can use markers, gel pens, pencils and watercolors. Everything goes! Single-sided Pages . All drawings are single sided to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books Great for All Skill Levels . It matches perfectly to your skill level & coloring experience, as it's suitable for beginners and experts About Blush Design 50+ Coloring Books . Explore the entire Blush Design catalog and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Blush Design fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, Funny quotes, fantasy, inspirational, and so much more! 1000+ 5-star Amazon Reviews . Blush Design is one of the most loved coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Blush Design coloring book, you know it's a Coloring book you'll love Buy Now & Relax... Scroll to the top of this page and click the Add to Cart button . Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too! Coloring books make wonderful gifts . Which gifts will you need soon? Buy now and have your gifts ready in advance. Coloring books are great for any holiday or special occasion. Christmas Gifts, Stocking Stuffers Easter Baskets, Gift Bags Family Vacations & Travel Birthday & Anniversary Presents Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day White elephant party, Yankee swap gift exchange, secret Santa gag gift

  • Author: Tali Carmi
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Clr edition (November 2, 2015)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1518621680
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.17 x 8.5 inches


5. Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Written by a famous American painter and teacher, whose landscapes are found in many of the world's most noted museums, this book is known as one of the art student's most helpful guides. It provides a wealth of advice on the choice of subject; it tells what to look for and aim for, and explains the mysteries of color, atmospheric conditions, and other phenomena to be found in nature. Through his profound understanding of the physical nature of landscapes and his highly developed artistic sense, John Carlson is able to explain both the whys and the hows of the various aspects of landscape painting. Among the subjects covered are angles and consequent values (an insightful concept necessary for strong overall unity of design), aerial and linear perspective, the painting of trees, the emotional properties of line and mass in composition, light, unity of tone, choice of subject, and memory work. In the beginning chapters, the author tells how to make the best of canvas, palette, colors, brushes, and other materials and gives valuable advice about texture, glazing, varnishing, bleaching, retouching, and framing. Thirty-four reproductions of Mr. Carlson's own work and 58 of his explanatory diagrams are shown on pages adjoining the text. As Howard Simon says in the introduction: "Crammed into its pages are the thoughts and experiences of a lifetime of painting and teaching. Undoubtedly it is a good book for the beginner, but the old hand at art will appreciate its honesty and broadness of viewpoint. It confines itself to the mechanics of landscape painting but, philosophically, it roams far and wide. . . . This is a book to keep, to read at leisure, and to look into for the solution of problems as they arise, when the need for an experienced hand is felt."

  • Author: John F. Carlson
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; REV ed. edition (June 1, 1973)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-0486229270
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches


6. Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

These pages practically glow with Kevin Macpherson's rich and powerful paintings! He shares his techniques for quickly capturing the mood of a scene in bold, direct brushstrokes, with step-by-step instructions that make it easy—simply a matter of painting the colors you see. Follow his lead and you too, can create landscapes and still lives in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

  • Author: Kevin Macpherson
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 41502nd edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1581800531
  • Dimensions: 8.55 x 0.4 x 11.01 inches


7. Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits features master mixes for an array of skin colors in oil, acrylic, and watercolor—plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colors. The concealed wire-o bound book also includes a plastic color-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa. With recipes for more than 500 color combinations, this comprehensive guide is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair. This convenient guide details three simple steps to mix virtually any skin tone : Match a palette of skin tones from this book to your portrait subject. Create the Master Skin Tone Recipe for this palette using the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color. Follow the recipes to create all the skin tones you'll need to complete your portrait—from light values to shadows. Also featured: Color theory Tinting, toning, and shading Graying skin tones naturally Identifying facial planes Mouth, nose, and ear color tones Eye and hair color tones Watercolor skin tone recipes With recipes for more than 500 color combinations ,  Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair.

  • Author: William F. Powell
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Spiral edition (November 1, 2006)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1560109907
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 0.38 x 9.88 inches


8. 100 Magnificent Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book with more than 100 Wonderful, Beautiful and Relaxing Mandalas for Stress Relief and Relaxation. (Volume 1) (Mandalas Coloring Books Collection)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

100 UNIQUE MANDALAS TO COLOR I ANTI-STRESS I GIFT IDEA 2021 I  This book includes as a gift a digital copy (PDF) of the 100 best illustrations from our Adult Coloring Books that you can download from the Special Art website. You can print out your favorite drawings as many times as you like or color them digitally! Are you looking for a book to relax and find a moment of serenity and leisure? This is the book that will allow you to do that.  🎨 MANDALA COLORING BOOKS FOR ADULTS AS ART THERAPY TO REDUCE STRESS - Stress, distraction, anxiety... Mandala Coloring Book is a well-known art therapy and an effective method to find inner balance and escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. Relax your mind and find your inner peace .   🎨 100 UNIQUE MANDALAS - You will find a wide variety of different coloring mandalas that will stimulate your creativity. Our adult mandalas were first hand drawn and only then digitized. Therefore, the images you paint will look very high quality.   🎨 GIVE SPACE TO YOUR CREATIVITY - Our adult coloring book has been specially printed on one side so that you can focus on a single work of art at a time. In addition, the back of each page is black to reduce colour smudges .   🎨 GREAT GIFT IDEA - A coloring book to give as a gift to friends or family who love the art of coloring. The excellent quality, attention to detail and beautiful glossy colored cover make this book an exceptional gift .   🎨 A GIFT BONUS FOR YOU - We care about all the people who buy our books and have reserved an additional gift for you to share your creations with us to relax and color again. Inside the book you will find all the necessary information. INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL ART We of Special Art have already created a wide range of adult coloring books to help you relax and express your creativity. So we know exactly how to impress and not disappoint those who buy our books.  Explore Special Art's entire collection of coloring books to find your next color adventure. What are you waiting for?  Buy Now & Relax.  Scroll to the top of the page and click the  Add to Cart  button.

  • Author: Special Art
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 979-8649294874
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.49 x 8.5 inches


9. The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life.      Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists. In  The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting , established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water. Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With  The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting , oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

  • Author: Suzanne Brooker
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; Illustrated edition (August 18, 2015)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0804137553
  • Dimensions: 9.29 x 0.79 x 11.26 inches


10. Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oil Painting - August 2021

Painting with Bob Ross— with artwork created by Bob Ross himself using his specially formulated oil paints, brushes, basecoats, and other tools—introduces artists and Bob Ross fans to the basics of painting landscapes. Everyone will enjoy  Painting with Bob Ross , as his “happy accidents” approach makes this challenging subject matter enjoyable for all ages, regardless of skill level and materials used. “All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas…” —Bob Ross In 1982,  The Joy of Painting    made its debut on public television. The unrehearsed, unedited show soon became a favorite among aspiring artists and painters. Almost 40 years and 403 episodes after his on-air debut, and decades after his untimely passing, Bob Ross still has enormous global popularity as a beloved painter , affable TV personality , and cultural icon . With this guide, you can learn to paint a happy tree in seconds, just like Bob Ross!  Painting with Bob Ross  introduces you to the tools and materials you need to paint beautiful landscapes, as well as basic painting techniques , such as how to load your brush and how to paint with a knife. Following the introduction are 16 painting projects , each with a complete list of tools and materials needed and instructions for preparing the canvas. Jump into painting with step one, then follow the full-color painting progressions and clearly written instructions until you’ve reached the final step—and your new, joyful work of art! This is the only Bob Ross book with all-color images. Even if you’re brand new to painting, remember that Bob said, “Talent is nothing more than a pursued interest. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Throughout this book, Bob’s quotes encourage you to keep going . So grab your copy of Painting with Bob Ross , relax and unwind, and paint a Bob Ross-inspired landscape! You can paint graceful mountains , ocean waves crashing onto rocks , a winter cabin , a lakeside path , a deep forest river , and many more breathtaking views. And don’t forget to sign each of your masterpieces once you’ve completed the last step!

  • Author: Bob Ross Inc
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1633226524
  • Dimensions: 8.55 x 0.5 x 10.95 inches