Oil Painting Master Series – Pre-Painting Fundamentals

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“Oil Painting Master Series” is a video course taught by oil painter and teacher, Ashley Bane Hurst. This course is designed for beginner and intermediate artists looking to get started with oil painting. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the medium of oil painting.


Description: A look at adding paint to a palette, arranging warm and cool primaries, mixing secondaries, and using medium.

Suggested Materials: Palette and palette knife, turpentine, linseed oil, paper towel or rags, oil colors: Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Ivory Black, Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue, Mars Yellow, and Venetian Red

Next Video: Blending Oil Paint


Every demo above is included (and more not pictured.)


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Oil Painting Master Series – Pre-Painting Fundamentals — 7 Comments

  1. I learned a lot information about blending oil paints. I can’t wait to get started. The five videos were great source of learning tools. Thank’s….

  2. It would help to see the instructor lift the paint from the palette and use the medium. I was trying some painting over the holidays and was a little baffled by the whole medium thing until I looked at this video again.

    • Hi Carlos,

      This is likely due to a weak internet connection. You can turn off the high definition to help with streaming. To do so, click on the “HD” icon when you scroll over the video.

  3. Thanks for the video. I did not know that we can use a medium with oil colour tubes. I tried painting without medium (just using directly from the tubes). It seemed fine to me. Do you think we can complete one whole painting without using any medium?

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