Oils give a rich, majestic quality to a painting but may often be deemed too tricky or ambitious to try. This practical book puts the joy of painting with oils within reach of all who want to develop their skills. Examples of landscape, marine, nude and equestrian paintings will inspire and show the rich diversity, texture and depth that oil painting can achieve. Written by a professional painter, it encourages artists of all levels to experiment with the medium and to develop their art. Contents include: the importance of drawings; a guide to oil paints suggesting a key range of colours; step-by-step examples with practical tips throughout; advice on composition, colour and light, and framing. An authoritative and beautiful guide to painting with oils, aimed at oil painters and, in particular, coastal and landscape – this new book will encourage artists of all levels to experiment with the medium and develop their art. Superbly illustrated with 108 colour images.