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Hardcover Oil Painting: The Workshop Experience Book

ISBN: 0891346090

ISBN13: 9780891346098

Oil Painting: The Workshop Experience

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One of the best things about attending a workshop led by a skilled instructor is that you're a better artist by the end of the week. Don't expect anything less from this workshop-in-print. If you want... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Fantastic book!

I liked his trick about making color "pop" as well as the critique's of student pieces. It was very helpful to see a student painting and then show what was done to make it great. Very helpful.

Great Book

This is a great book. It is easy to read and has lots of good information. The colored pictures of the paintings are beautiful and make it very interesting. I should have bought this book years ago.

A small epiphany!

I have read a good number of books on painting and this one is head and shoulders above the rest. I experienced an immediate improvement in the quality of my painting after reading this book. Some of the things I found valuable were Goerschner's explanation of how he achieves color harmony through the use of four "grays," the role of dynamic and static shapes in a composition, and his annotated "paint-on" critiques. This book contains complete and well rounded instruction -- I can't recommend it enough!

Finally -- a "freeing your creativity" book that works

I've been painting off and on for 50 years. This book is the best I've read, bar none, on how to free up your artistic creativity. I've read it through twice and keep it handy as a reference. The ideas within are expressed with simplicity and great skill, making the book a delight to read. The book is definitely a keeper. I highly recommend it for any serious oil or acrylic artist.

Energetic and Inspirational

I am using this book (along with Kevin Macpherson's "Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color" and Charles Sovek's "Oil Painting -Develop Your Natural Ability") as a foundation for my self-directed study in oil painting. Goershner's understanding of design and color, and his enthusiasm and clarity of teaching makes him a must-read for serious students of painting. My hope is to become as masterful as he is in his paintings: he manages to intrigue the viewer immediately, and uses superb compositional and color methods to elate and inspire, and leave the viewer wanting more. Through step by step examples in the book, he explains why his paintings work so well, and how you can develop the same competence. I particularly enjoyed his critiques of 12 student paintings which he then improves and explains why they now look so much better. What a superb way to learn!I've definitely become a Goershner fan and will be working with this book often.
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