Oil Painting Lessons

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Recent Oil Painting Lesson
Featured Oil Painting Lessons
How to blend oil paint lesson
Learn how to blend oils in this lesson. (Membership Required)
Paint a quick animal study in this lesson.
A six-part lesson series on painting a still life with oils. (Membership Required)

All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of oil paints. Oil painting dominates the world of artistic painting when it comes to medium choice.  Oils have stood the test of time and are still the preferred choice of painting medium for many artists. 

Oil paints are slow to dry, which allows the artist to work areas in a painting for a long period of time. This can be viewed as an advantage, but also a disadvantage if the desire of the artist is to cover areas of color with a new one.  Drying mediums are available that can speed up the drying times of oil paints to help with this.  Oils can be used on just about any surface.  The most popular surfaces for oil painting include canvas and panel.

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Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your oil painting techniques. 

OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES


How to choose the right paint brush
Everything you need to know about paint brushes. Brush hair types, shapes, marks, and parts are all covered in this video, comprehensive guide, and infographic.
Oil paint - general information
General information about oil painting can be found in this free painting lesson including brush types, surfaces, and traditional techniques.

PORTRAITS / FIGURE


LANDSCAPE


Knife Painting with Oils
Learn how to paint with painting knives in this video in which a landscape painting is created.

ANIMALS


STILL LIFE


Digital Oil Painting
A step by step walk-through of the creation of a digital oil painting using Adobe Photoshop.

OIL PAINTING COURSE


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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 an overview of the medium of oil painting. (19 Modules with over 3 hours of video instruction and 114 pages of eBooks)

Oil Painting Master Series


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