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.