The New Oil Painting
Your Essential Guide to
Materials and Safe Practices
By Kimberly Brooks
5 x 7 in, 208 pp, Paperback, Illustrations and Photos throughout
ISBN 978-1-4521-8479-1, $16.95
Media Contact: Diane Levinson
212.354.8840 x 248
Artist Kimberly Brooks Creates Essential Oil Painting Guide.
Oil painting has captivated artists for centuries, but too many would be painters feel hesitant to try it, daunted by complex setups or the thought of using harsh chemicals. All of that changes now. In The New Oil Painting, popular Los Angeles–based artist Kimberly Brooks walks readers through every aspect, including how to paint without solvents.
With humor, clarity and color images & illustrations, Brooks illuminates oil painting fundamentals, including which materials you actually need, how to set up your painting space, and—most revolutionary of all—how to completely eliminate harmful solvents from your practice and replace them with safer, healthier, and more environmentally friendly alternatives. Peppered with stories of history, science and her own personal experience, the book features helpful diagrams throughout illustrating various techniques and tools, plus advice on the golden rules of color mixing , how to read a paint tube, and thinking in three dimensions. This a reference manual and a survival guide friendly and encouraging handbook is the new go-to for newcomers and experienced oil painters alike.
About the Author
Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary American painter known for her work in portraiture, history and landscape. Her paintings have been exhibited and featured internationally, and the subject of several books. Brooks has spoken about her work and the science of creativity to museums, at TEDx, and for various arts and culture podcasts. As a writer, Brooks is a regular contributor to First Person Artist. Brooks teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and via her acclaimed online art program. Brooks lives and works in Los Angeles.
About Chronicle Books
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