13 Best Still Life Painting

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Bestselling Still Life Painting in 2020


Classic Still Life Painting: A Contemporary Master Shows How to Achieve Old Master Effects Using Today's Art Materials

Classic Still Life Painting: A Contemporary Master Shows How to Achieve Old Master Effects Using Today's Art Materials
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Still Life Painting Atelier: An Introduction to Oil Painting

Still Life Painting Atelier: An Introduction to Oil Painting
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection

Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Still Life: Still Life Painting in the Early Modern Period

Still Life: Still Life Painting in the Early Modern Period
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • "How do the objects in a still life reflect the habits, thoughts and aspirations of the time? This is one of the questions which Norbert Schneider asks in this book. The period between the late Middle Ages and the 17th century was without doubt the heyday of the still life. It is an art from which gives us valuable insights into changes of mentality and philosophy as well as people's notions of death. Still life's chart the history of scientific discoveries and their acceptance as well as the gradual replacement of the medieval concepts of the world. Norbert Schneider is Professor of Art History at the University of Munster, Germany. He has written books on the art of the Middle Ages, early modern times and the 19th century as well as on aesthetics and methods in art history".

The Rhetoric of Perspective: Realism and Illusionism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting

The Rhetoric of Perspective: Realism and Illusionism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Painting the Still Life

Painting the Still Life
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst

Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Still Lifes: Trace line art onto paper or canvas, and color or paint your own masterpieces (Trace & Color)

Still Lifes: Trace line art onto paper or canvas, and color or paint your own masterpieces (Trace & Color)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Painting Still Lifes Step by Step

Painting Still Lifes Step by Step
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

The Technique of Still Life Painting.

The Technique of Still Life Painting.
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic: Master techniques for painting stunning still lifes in acrylic (Collector's Series)

The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic: Master techniques for painting stunning still lifes in acrylic (Collector's Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Walter Foster The Art Of Series

3Hdeko-Still Life Wine and Wine Glass Print painting Brown Artwork For Office Walls,Ready To Hang (30x30Inch)

3Hdeko-Still Life Wine and Wine Glass Print painting Brown Artwork For Office Walls,Ready To Hang (30x30Inch)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Oil Painting Essentials: Mastering Portraits, Figures, Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Interiors

Oil Painting Essentials: Mastering Portraits, Figures, Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Interiors
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Oil Painting Essentials

Learning to Paint: How to Choose the Best Artist Medium for You

This article explains different artists mediums - watercolors, oils and acrylic painting - to help you to find the best one for you.

Watercolors

Watercolors are a popular choice for beginner artists, and for good reason. Watercolor paints are mixed with water and applied to paper, so not a lot of extra equipment is involved. You can purchase inexpensive watercolor sets at your local art supply store. Watercolor brushes are specially made with soft bristles which respond well to water. Be sure to use watercolour paper, which is absorbent. There are many grades. A cheap watercolour paper may be the best for starting out. You can use both sides!

Oils

The medium of oils conjures up the image of the old masters. The paints are thick pigments mixed with oil, so take a lot of time to dry. Thickly painted oil canvases can take weeks or even months to dry. For this reason, oils require an investment of time. However, some artists say that oil paintings are surprisingly easier to work with then watercolors because if you make a mistake, you can simply remove the paint and start over. Watercolors are not so forgiving.

Many artists use a 'medium' to mix with oil paints to give them gloss or extra fluidity. Artists have their own favorite recipe for mixing mediums. It is important that you consult a good oil painting guide book or instructor before starting because oil painting so that you use the medium safely and effectively.

Acrylics

Acrylics mimic oil paints - however, the pigment is mixed with water, dries much faster and may not have the same richness of oils. The big advantage of acrylic painting, especially for students is that the paint dries quickly and can be reworked without having to wait long for paint to dry. Keep in mind that the quick drying paint also means that you will need to be quicker about cleaning your brushes. Otherwise, the paint can cake on the bristles and ruin them.

With all these media, consult an informed art instructor or guide book. Also, follow all safety instructions on the materials. Some media, particularly those used with oil paints are flammable. Never store rags which have come into contact with turpentine around the house because they are very flammable. Using good sense and experimentation will help you to find the best artist medium for you!

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