I'm quite new here. Just signed up to this website yesterday actually.
I've recently been introduced to classical oil painting and currently, I'm quite into it A LOT. I came across artpapa.com by chance, that that's how it started.
I didn't realise that there is so much stuff involved in classical oil painting. So i've been surfing the internet gathering as much information as possible about Flemish techniques etc etc. I have a feeling that by the time i finish a painting, i might have already done enough research for a thesis on the topic!
I think i know quite a lot about oil painting techniques now (after having a go at it for a couple of years). I do more drawing and photography though.
Right now, I'm thinknig about buying a book from amazon. Here are the the books i'm interested in:
Oil Painting Secrets
from a Master by Linda Cateura
Problem Solving for Oil Painters
by Gregg Kreutz
Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters
by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake
How to Paint Like the Old Masters
by Joseph Sheppard
Which one of these books should i buy? Which one do you think is THE ONE you will stick to? (and the reason why would be much appreciated
) Currently I think i can only afford one. I tried to find more reviews on these books from the net but couldn't find any apart from Amazon.com/amazon.co.uk ...
Thanks very much in advance..