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Resource Guide:
Oil Painting

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

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Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Painting
  • Painting -- Technique
  • Portrait painting
  • Art -- Technique
  • Landscape painting

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Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Oil Painting for the Serious BeginnerND 1473 .A45 1996
The Encyclopedia of Oil Painting TechniquesND 1500 .G34 2002
How to Make An Oil Painting: Getting Acquainted with the MediumND 1500 .C74 1990
Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary ApplicationsND 1302 .B76 2010
Portrait and Figure PaintingND 1290 .F7 2012
Flower Painting in OilND 1400 .R45