Often seen as dark and gloomy, in fact, oils can be used to create colourful and light paintings that are wonderfully expressive. One significant characteristic of oil paint is its richness and depth of colour, something that is of particular interest to Nicholas Verrall. Immediately striking in all his pictures is the skilful way he handles colour to interpret the special qualities of light and mood found in a certain moment in time. In this book he discusses his working methods and the importance of colour, at the same time placing these issues within the general context of painting in oils, with all that this has to offer. Colour and Light in Oils includes information, demonstrations and many inspirational finished paintings to help painters understand the value of colour in interpreting ideas with feeling and impact. Plus, the book provides guidance on a wide range of skills, techniques and advice on subject matter and associated topics.
Nicholas Verrall is one of the UK's most respected and successful contemporary figurative painters. His work is widely exhibited and it is also reproduced as fine arts prints and cards which are sold throughout the UK, the USA and Europe. Lives in Woking, Surrey. Robin Capon is a well-known art journalist and author. His other books include Lucy Willis: Travels with Watercolour. Robin lives in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.