nice guidance, if you're a beginer... I'm thrilled with the
teaching presented through all 157 pages.'
'This is an excellent book:
it is concise, clear and very informative. I am an art school
graduate of some vintage, who has continued to paint for longer
than I care to remember, yet I think I almost learned more
from this book than I did from art school, certainly about
author has included quite a number of step-by-step examples
showing how to build up different types of landscape studies
and, if you follow precisely what he says, you will, I think,
be well on the way to producing work in your own style that
you find satisfying. Even more important, you will be able
to build on the system the author outlines and develop it
in any number of different ways. First class.'
recently seen impressive work by this artist, I purchased
the book and it lives up to expectations. Very well and comprehensively
written, with techniques etc explained in clear terms, I have
found this to book to be well worth while.'
'This is a very
good manual for landscape painters in oils, perhaps not for
the very inexperienced painter as the demos are not totally
step-by-step, but are rather indications of how to proceed
in 3 or 4 steps per picture.
I really love Robert
Brindley's painting style and the way he captures various
beautiful light effects in mostly fairly small formats.
There are numerous
examples of completed paintings on nearly every page so the
book is a joy to browse through.
In my opinion it
is strongest in the sections on subject choice and inspiration
generally, so it would be a very good book to turn to for
encouragement if you are going through a fallow period.
There is also advice
on how to paint with exhibitions and potential buyers in mind,
regarding choice of subject, size and proportion of the support,
and tips on framing economically'
really like this book: it offers lots of great technical advice
above and beyond the usual 'types of equipment' seen in many
books, and contains around 11 painting demonstrations. (I
say 'around' in case I mis-counted!) These generally only
give about 4 or 5 different stages with fairly small pictures,
but they should be more than enough to point you in the right
direction, and the accompanying text is detailed enough to
tell you not only what you need to do, but why.
There are a great many examples of the artist's own work,
many of which are used to demonstrate various issues such
as composition, tone and colour - and I really like his style.
And unlike some books which have great illustrations on the
cover but far more disappointing ones inside - the paintings
are consistently very good throughout.
While I'm sure a beginner would get a great deal from this
book, I believe there is also a lot that would interest both
intermediate and more experienced painters too. All in all
a great book, for anyone interested in painting in oils!'
is a talented artist and teacher and this is clearly displayed
in his latest book 'Painting Landscapes in Oils'. Profusely
illustrated with a very wide variety of subjects, the book
is packed with advice for the novice and more experienced
Robert takes the
reader through the whole process from the selection of materials
to framing the finished picture. He advocates the use of
three primary colours plus white so that expenditure on
paint is limited to the price of four tubes or at most seven
when warm and cool colours are included.
sections on composition and skies will be found particularly
A series of exercises
throughout the book is designed to illustrate the use of
tone and colour and the 'spotlights' which discuss difficulties
wth particular paintings also provide very helpful insights.
This is not a
book to be read at one sitting and then put aside, rather for
reference which will provide a constant source of inspiration. Read
in conjunction with Roberts DVD - 'Oil Sketching on Location'
it provides encouragement and motivation.
Having been a student of Robert's
for many years I am delight to recommend this book.'