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  • Publishing: Autumn 18
  • Pub month: September
  • ISBN-13: 9781784944056
  • Author: Norman Long
  • Price: £9.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 96
  • Photos: 190 photographs
  • Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout


Learn how to use oil paints with this clear and simple guide. Accomplished artist and teacher Norman Long explains all the basics and shows you how to master this versatile, vibrant medium so you can produce beautiful paintings full of life and colour.

A handy front section covers all the practical stuff, from choosing the right materials to essential techniques. Ten step-by-step tutorials then guide you through a range of subject matter, from still lifes to landscapes and figures, providing a thorough grounding in painting with oils. Each tutorial is broken down into key stages, with clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions. There are also special features on composition, painting outdoors and painting people. Throughout, Norman gives plenty of tips and practical advice to help you make the most of your paints.

Norman Long BA, MAFA studied at Blackpool and Fylde College, Newcastle University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to over thirteen solo shows, his work has featured in distinguished group exhibitions in the USA and throughout the UK, including the BP Portrait Award. He is the winner of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ de Laszlo Award and Artist and Illustrator’s Artist of the Year 2013.

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