This is a valuable resource for uninstructed painters who are likely doing everything the hard way, from loading a brush to get a particular stroke, to thinning paint. It saved me money early on as I use water soluble oils and I was not thinning the water soluble linseed oil with water. (Hey, the label came off.) Apparently that was why the bottle was so tiny. Who knew?
This teaches you all the stuff you need to know, but are too antsy to learn. Finding resources for this level of basic instruction is not easy, and although this is not the most entertaining read, it is certainly of the most the most important. I learned some basic skills. Without them, painting with oils is like driving a car without being able to control speed. A very essential book to master getting the paint to the surface as you want it.
If you haven’t had a class you need this.
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美国亚马逊： 80 条评论
Bursting with helpful information2018年6月14日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
There is quite a lot of valuable information in Brushwork Essentials. I thought so highly of it that I bought good used hardbound copies for everyone in my small 5-person art group. All were impressed and one emailed me the day after she received it saying she knew it was one of those books she'd be referencing and using for many years to come. I know it will be for me.
Recommended for the beginner2013年12月19日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I was a little bit disappointed, much of this I had figured out by trial and error, but I did pick up some new information that will help refine my technique and should improve my paint handling. I like the authors works illustrated in the book and it's nice to get his explanation of the techniques he used while painting. There are several step by step paintings in that back of the book for some very nice pictures and will provide a great start for the budding realism painter. I gave the book 4 stars for Weber's excellent presentation of material indicated by the title - I would have saved a lot of time and paint had I read it when I first got serious about painting. If you've been at it for a while, this is a nice one for the library, but there are other books out there that could be a better choice for your skill level.
A very good introduction or review of the essentials2010年4月2日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Many modern painters seem to have abandoned realism for more abstract or impressionistic forms of art, but that is clearly not the case for the author of this book. Mark Weber freely shares the methods he uses to produce the remarkably beautiful and highly detailed landscapes, portraits, still lifes and other scenes illustrated in this book. His material is presented clearly and includes the seemingly-requisite step-by-step paintings typical for introductory books. Most or all of the information on brush selection and use could probably be gleaned by reading other books for the beginning or intermediate painter, but the clear way it is put together makes this an excellent choice for the begining painter and for intermediate oil painters aspiring towards realism. Weber works in water soluble oils. Painters working in acrylics (as I do) can also apply most of these techniques as long as they understand that some methods don't apply (e.g., varishes, solvents) and others need to be adapted to work with faster drying paints. For a relatively new painter who doesn't have a lot of books on painting already, this would be a very good choice for one of their first few books,as it would for intermediate painters looking for ideas on how to achieve other effects.
Brushwork made understandable2012年10月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I have many books on painting and many of them just tell you to 'play around' with your brushes to see what marks you're making. Okay, so why don't my strokes look 'good'? Some even show how to 'load' your brush, and I've found out too many times that what they're showing is way way too much paint on the brush for a decent stroke. None of the myriad of art instructional books that I own showed in detail how to properly shape & load your brush for particular brushstrokes. And then there is "Brushwork Essentials" by Mark Christopher Weber!!! He even has tips & tricks for using Water Miscible/Mixable Oil paints, which I have just recently began working with. Genius! This book should be in every oil & acrylic artist's library!