Oil Painting Master Series: Painting on a Toned Ground

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Lesson Description

A look at creating a painting on a toned surface. In this lesson, we create a still life painting of a skull on a dark background.

Lesson Materials

Palette, stiff bristle brushes, a simple object, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black, acrylic paint (for toned ground) and medium.

Lesson Resources

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Lesson Discussion

  1. How come the starting background is a dark color? Did you paint in a dark color first? What are you starting with? Confusing. Are you using medium in the paint? I can’t tell the application of light colors. Are you working with color right out of the tube? Did you mix up several values of the same hue? Don’t understand.

    • I’m loving this course and learning a lot, but I find the background music both distracting and intensely irritating. Is there any way I can turn it off?

  2. What are you using for a pencil? Is this a white charcoal, or some other type? Are there pencil types that are best, or those to try to avoid? Thanks!

  3. I may be confused
    PDF lists paint needed but didn’t mention ivory black
    Red, yellow and ultramarine blue are acrylic paints to make Raw Umber, right?
    We are not mixing any colours with titanium white e.g. a touch of blue or yellow?

    It would really help to see how colours are prepared before painting

    Appreciate it thank you

  4. Question you’re using a panel ?
    I have used a stretched cotton canvas and tried to roughly sketch it was really hard but when using a panel it was easier to sketch and rub off

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