Saturday, 27 August 2011

Book Review - Painting Light in Oils by Peter Wileman & Malcolm Allsop

Painting Light in Oils
Peter Wileman & Malcolm Allsop
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Batsford 

Language: English
ISBN-10: 1906388725
ISBN-13: 978-1906388720
10.1 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches

This beautifully illustrated book arrived while I was away and was a great treat to return home to.

Peter Wileman shows his way of working and how he managed to get such beautiful light in his glorious paintings.

Here is a page showing how he pre-mixes his colours and places them around his palette.

It is a delightful and informative book and I can recommend it to anyone who wants to capture light.
The book is stunning and shows a mixture of landscape, seascape, portrait and even some still-life paintings.

Edited to add (Sun 28th Aug):  The Royal Institute of Oil Painters have a much better review on their blog with lots of clear photos of some of the paintings!


Pam Holnback said...

Not familiar w. this book. Will have to look for it.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful blog! and good to see another scottish artist's blog!

Rolina said...

Hi Pam, it is just newly published, but should be readily available by now.

Thanks Rahina, how wonderful to meet another Scottish blogger too!

Sharon Wright said...

Just discovered Peter Wileman myself so thanks for the nod, the book looks good. I've also only just begun my hand at landscapes, inspired by the Norfolk coast!
Thanks for your visit and comment, it is much appreciated. Now for a browse of your blog.......

Anonymous said...

Mr. Wileman is not always forthcoming with information about the colors used to achieve certain effects. An example is his "mediterranean palette". "jewel-like blues, strong greens, sparkling turquiose and warm golds" is simply NOT enough information.
This book is not for beginners. Strong background in color is needed if this book is to help the reader!

Rolina said...

Thanks, Anon, it certainly is much more than a recipe book, but there are plenty of those if that is what you want. What I enjoyed about the book is as a source of inspiration, showing great examples and suggestions ways of working with colour. I loved it!