From the author of the classic Watson-Guptill best seller Problem Solving for Oil Painters comes an essential guide demonstrating the universal oil painting techniques that allow artists expand their horizons, break out of ruts, and master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors.
Gregg Kreutz is an artist, author and instructor at the Art Students League of New York. Having worked as a painter and teacher for three decades, he is sought after for his national and international workshops.
"Gregg Kreutz encourages learning to see with clarity and insight,
and that's exactly what this book achieves. I'm an art observer,
not an artist, but even I can follow--and admire--Kreutz's logical,
step-by-step approach to making paintings look better."
--PETER TRIPPI, editor-in-chief, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine
"In Oil Painting Essentials, Gregg Kreutz expands on the
teachingsand ideas that he brought forth first in Problem Solving
for OilPainters. This new book is rich and colorful with Gregg's
paintings, showing examples of what to strive for and what to avoid
whenlearning to paint. The writing is wonderfully clear, providing
manyinsights for solving the essential problems art students
--DAVID A LEFFEL, artist and teacher