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Adebanji Alade
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Painting People and Places


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The modern oil artist’s dream: a punchy combination of innovation and enthusiasm, infused with authority and tradition. Learn how to use oils and more from the President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

A clear instruction manual for hobby artists hoping to improve their work by learning from a master artist and getting inspiration from a practical showcase of his work.

President of the Royal Oil Institute (ROI), Adebanji Alade’s mission is to make oil painting accessible to anyone, while simultaneously providing insights and instruction that make the book valuable to experienced artists.

From the absolute basics of getting an image onto your painting surface and preparing oils, this book includes invaluable information on different working approaches. Starting from the basics of value, edge and colour, the reader is led through short exercises and key techniques.

The book begins with sketching and drawing, before building up to to Adebanji’s approaches to oil painting. The reader will discover how best to tackle subjects ranging from intimate portraits, single figures and small groups to expansive crowd scenes, urban landscapes and interiors. Light, weather, character and atmosphere are all investigated by this infectiously enthusiastic artist.

  • Author:

    Adebanji Alade

  • Title:

    Painting People and Places

  • Dimensions:

    11.0 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

  • Pages:


  • Publisher:

    Search Press

  • Publication Date:

    March 5, 2024

  • ISBN: