Painting People and Places: Capturing everyday life in oils (Paperback)

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Painting People and Places: Capturing everyday life in oils (Paperback)


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From the mastermind of the Addictive Sketcher (over 17K followers), this book will show you how to capture character and everyday life in oil paints. The modern oil artist's dream: a punchy combination of innovation and enthusiasm, infused with authority and tradition. Learn how to use oils and more from the President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

A clear instruction manual for hobby artists hoping to improve their work by learning from a master artist and getting inspiration from a practical showcase of his work.

President of the Royal Oil Institute (ROI), Adebanji Alade's mission is to make oil painting accessible to anyone, while simultaneously providing insights and instruction that make the book valuable to experienced artists.

From the absolute basics of getting an image onto your painting surface and preparing oils, this book includes invaluable information on different working approaches. Starting from the basics of value, edge and colour, the reader is led through short exercises and key techniques. The book begins with sketching and drawing, before building up to to Adebanji's approaches to oil painting. The reader will discover how best to tackle subjects ranging from intimate portraits, single figures and small groups to  expansive crowd scenes, urban landscapes and interiors. Light, weather, character and atmosphere are all investigated by this infectiously enthusiastic artist.
Adebanji Alade, otherwise known as ‘The Addictive Sketcher’, features regularly on the BBC's The One Show, and can often be found sketching travellers on the London Underground.
He trained at Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria, later obtaining a diploma in portraiture from Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in Chelsea, where he now teaches. Adebanji is the vice president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; a full member of The Guild of Fine Art in Nigeria; and in 2014 was elected to the council of the Chelsea Art Society. He also belongs to Urban Sketchers Worldwide and Plein Air Brotherhood.

His awards include Buxton Spa Sketchbook Award (2014); winner of Pinta Rapido Plein Air Event at Chelsea Town Hall in 2013; winner of Best Painting of a London Scene, Chelsea Art Society in 2010; the Alan Gourley Memorial Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition 2017, and numerous others.

Adebanji has a strong following in the US as well as the UK. He writes regularly for The Artist magazine and exhibits with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He teaches at the Art Academy, London, and also runs workshops and demos for schools, colleges, universities and art societies.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800920323
ISBN-10: 1800920326
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English