Discover a new approach to oil painting that takes the stuffiness out and puts the fun back in. Learn how to paint vibrant florals, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and more, and see your skills improve.
Oil Painting Every Day shows you how to translate what you see into captivating paintings. Begin with a solid understanding of oil paint and essential supplies, then try easy exercises that will train your eye to see the world like an artist.
From there, you’ll learn how to capture beautiful details in landscapes and still lifes and create shadows and depth to make your work come alive. Refine those details to paint waves, clouds, and floral scenes, and get all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need for a doable portrait to get you started in figurative work.
Get great ideas for creating engaging compositions while capturing the world around you, and discover how a variety of simple brushstrokes add energy and life to a piece.
In this book you’ll find:
- How drawings and underpaintings can give your paintings a boost
- How to care for your tools and materials
- Tips and techniques for working in sketchbooks and on canvas
- The benefits of maintaining a consistent art practice
- How to paint from life and photographs
- Ways to build cohesive compositions that tell a story
About the Author
Robin Sealark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and an art education certification from Brigham Young University in 2013. She spent her undergraduate years specializing in oil painting and hyper-realistic portraiture, but shifted her focus to landscapes, seascapes, and skies over time. Growing up on Long Island and exploring Utah over the last ten years inspired her to bring dramatic natural light and beauty to her paintings. Robin has established strong followings on Instagram and YouTube, where she frequently posts her work, process videos, tips, tutorials, relatable sketches, and advice for creatives. Through her personal work and teaching, she seeks to emphasize the idyllic beauty found in all subject matter through deepened observation and a discerning artist’s eye. Her shared projects and educational resources aim to create accessible paths to the basic painting and drawing techniques, materials, and tools that make creative exploration and fine art rendering available to anyone. There's no gatekeeping here! Robin believes that a healthy, creative life is something everyone can access with full breaths, positive community, art appreciation, education, and regular practice.
YouTube: Robin Sealark
"Beautifully and effectively illustrated throughout, Oil Painting Every Day is the ideal DIY instructional guide and manual for the novice or beginning artist wanting to work with oil paints."—Midwest Book Review