Oil Painting Master Series: Get started with oils.
About this Course
Oil Painting Master Series provides the student with an overview of the medium of oil painting. Designed for absolute beginners, the course is structured with a logical progression of modules that feature video and ebooks. Each concise lesson builds upon the last so that nothing is missed. NO assumptions of prior knowledge or experience are made.
What You'll Learn:
- How to choose the right materials, their properties, and how to use them in oil painting. How to prepare a support – boards, stretching, and preparing canvas.
- How to layout your palette and mix complex colors. How to make your own oil paints from pure pigment.
- Pre-painting fundamentals.
- The secret to blending oil paint to create smooth transitions of value and color.
- How to create an underpainting.
- How to glaze color over an underpainting using the “Old Masters” technique.
- How to paint directly using observed colors.
- How to paint on a toned surface to create dramatic contrast.
- How to paint folded cloth.
- How to paint realistic clouds.
- How to paint a representational portrait.
- How to paint Alla Prima (Wet into Wet).
- How to use a knife to create Impasto effects in a painting.
- How to paint as an Impressionist.
- How to approach a Non-Traditional painting (Non-Objective, Abstract).
- The secrets to creating reflection and transparency with oils.
Not all of us prefer to learn from watching videos. Some of us prefer to learn from books as well as videos, so ebooks are included as well. This course has been developed to accelerate learning by teaching to many different learning styles. Each course module includes an illustrated ebook that corresponds with the video. Every step and concept is clearly illustrated and described in each ebook.
What Students Say
"Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable course! I also like your concluding comments on the joy of practicing. I have been inspired to continue learning and practicing!" -Mark
"Thanks so much for another fantastic, well explained, easy to digest course!!! You are a wonderful teacher!" -Marina
"Thank you so much for creating this course; I’ve learned a lot. Your encouraging conclusion was appreciated as well. I hope to be able to use many of the lessons here!" -Lori