David Crane paints lovely oil colour landscapes.
I have been reading his book How To Paint: Landscapes in Oils by David Crane and have chosen a few quotes from David Crane. This is a really nice book and he shares some really good information.
“Composition is the most difficult aspect of painting to explain, but it really is the most important. If the composition, or design, of the painting is wrong, then adjusting everything else – use of colour, the tonal values or whatever – will not make the painting work.”
“Good quality brushes will considerably aid your ability to obtain the effects you are seeking in your work, and in my opinion one of the most common reasons for dissatisfaction in one’s work will have its foundation in poor quality brushes.”
He also says that he prefers synthetic brushes to hog bristle brushes for oil painting because they retain their shape and spring better. What kind of brushes do you think work best with oils?
You can find this book at Jackson’s Art Supplies where we have a large selection of books for artists and the prices are discounted from the cover prices.
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