You don't need to wade through a bunch of boring oil painting theories before getting to the fun stuff. Not with Louise De More's help! In this beginner-friendly guide, she teaches you everything you need to start painting with oils right away - from tools and materials to how to put "the right color in the right spot." Quick and easy "Painting Primer" exercises show you simple ways to paint trees, flowers and other popular subjects, while familiarizing you with a variety of application techniques. Building on everything you've learned, 12 step-by-step demonstrations help you put together your first still lifes and landscapes.