Painting People and Places: Capturing Everyday Life In Oils : Book by Adebanji Alade




  • Instructive and accessible oil painting manual by Adebanji Alade
  • Includes exercises and techniques for sketching and drawing
  • Explore a diverse range of subjects
  • Features 6 stage-by-stage complete projects
  • 400 illustrations


Painting People and Places: Capturing Everyday Life In Oils by Adebanji Alade is a clear instruction manual for artists and beginner artists hoping to improve their oil painting by learning from a master artist and getting inspiration from a practical showcase of his work.

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

From the absolute basics of getting an image onto your painting surface and preparing and mixing oil paints, this book includes invaluable information on different working approaches. Starting with the basics of value, edge, and colour, the book delves into brief exercises and fundamental techniques for sketching and drawing. It then gradually advances to Adebanji's distinctive method of painting diverse subjects in oils, featuring six complete stage-by-stage projects. These projects encompass a range of subjects, from intimate portraits to captivating crowd scenes and the urban landscapes for which he is renowned.

The reader will discover how best to tackle subjects ranging from single figures and small groups to expansive crowd scenes 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. He writes regularly for The Artist magazine and exhibits with the ROI. He also teaches at the Art Academy, in London, and runs workshops and demonstrations for schools, colleges, universities, and art societies.

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 216 x 280mm
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920323


Product CodeBKS492
To Use WithOil
Country of ManufactureUnited Kingdom
PublisherSearch Press
Books & Magazines : SubjectFigure, General, Painting, Portraits/Figures
Books & Magazines : Author/ArtistAdebanji Alade
Books & Magazines : Popular Author/ArtistAdebanji Alade
Weight (kg)0.610000


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