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not what I expected, over 50% of the book listing equipment without actually getting into painting. In fact techniques start about 70% through then it is more of a guide to what to use rather than how to use them.
Oil Painting for Beginners is an great practical that gives you the step-by-step instructions to know exactly what you need to buy to get started. The author does a nice job explaining each step in detail, so you're comfortable with the process. Definitely oodles to learn! I like the fact that it's easy to fix your mistakes because oil paints take quite some time to dry. Just blot with a paper towel and re-paint! Short, sweet, and to the point just how I like it. Which means I really like what this book has to offer. Read it if you are interested in oil painting, cuz you're gonna like it too!
Thank goodness I only paid 99 cents for this. This book is totally lacking and too short to be called a book. It could make a small brochure, but even then it would need illustrations. This one needs to be a freebie. 9 chapters, about one page or less per chapter does not constitute a book.
Good intro ebook. It's always cool for me to find Kindles that are talking about interesting things that I have never done before, and to learn from them. This is a really great kindle because it gives you a whole lot of info about oil painting. I feel inspired to go out there and gather supplies and start my own little art operation now. :)
This book is mostly useless. For instance the section on paints doesn't give any useful information. What is the difference between student and master (professional) paints? What colors should I start with? What is the difference between the various paint brands and which ones would I have the best luck with as a beginner? When it comes to brushes, I need to know the same type of information. What are some good quality brushes to use for a beginner? What sizes should I start with? It would also have been really helpful to discuss the various oil paint sets/kits that are available. Are they worth it or should I buy everything separate. These are all questions beginners need to have answered.
This book is WAY to general and basic to be of any use, even to the beginner. It doesn't even come close to being helpful. It doesn't answer most of a beginners questions, and it doesn't go into any detail on anything that it does mention. Don't waste your money on this one.