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The Beginners Book of Oil Painting - Adrian Hill

Blandford Press, 1960, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Offset to the end papers. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. 3rd Impression. [First Edition: 1958] From the cover: “More and more people are discovering the fun of painting in oils. They find that for a moderate expenditure on equipment they can launch into a satisfying hobby that is both relaxing and exhilarating. Adrian Hill, known to millions through his T.V. programmes, is, of course, the ideal person to start beginners off. So vivid is his conversational style, and so generous are his sketches and diagrams, that anyone, however they may rate their abilities, can follow him. He first advises on what colours, brushes and other accessories to buy, and then goes on to help the reader decide what subjects to select—from a still-life of a fruit bowl, to a simple mountain landscape. He deals with the vital point of arranging the picture in a pleasing composition by a graphic series of “wrong/right” illustrations, and shows the important effects of light and shade. Then comes the exciting moment of putting brush to canvas as you begin on your actual picture. And one of the joys of oil colour is that it’s so easy to correct mistakes! Undoubtedly, painting with Adrian Hill is painting with pleasure.”
Size: 8¾" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 76

£6.50