Live Lessons: "Still Life" - Oil Paints

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This lesson series features:
8 Hours of Instruction
8 Videos

About This Lesson Series...

In this lesson series, we develop an oil painting of a still life arrangement.

Lesson 1 (1:10:38)

In lesson one, we discuss the materials and the strategy for this painting.

Lesson 2 (1:05:48)

In lesson two, we develop the drawing using a modified grid.

Lesson 3 (1:08:45)

In lesson three, we develop a monochromatic underpainting.

Lesson 4 (1:12:44)

In lesson four, we begin layering local color over the underpainting.

Lesson 5 (1:12:40)

In lesson five, we continue adding local color and begin work on the bottle.

Lesson 6 (1:17:52)

In lesson six, we begin work on the red fabric background.

Lesson 7 (1:09:19)

In lesson seven, we complete the fabric background.

Lesson 8 (1:14:30)

In lesson eight, we complete the painting by applying a series of glazes.

still life painting with oil paints

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Finished Result

Here's what you'll need...

  • Canvas or Panel
  • Bristle Brushes
  • Soft Nylon Brushes
  • Oil Paints
  • Medium or Thinner

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Lesson Discussion

  1. Thanks, Ashley and Matt. Looks great!! I would like to try it. As I am in South Africa, I can’t really join live, so watch it afterward. I have learned a lot 🙂

  2. Just watched the last episode (8) of this series. Absolutely amazing Ashely. The glazing done really brought it home. Reminded me of the Acrylic painting that Matt did. Thank you so much for these lessons!

  3. Thank you for another great lesson Ashley and Matt. So much useful information to carry forward. As a beginner to oil painting, it was helpful to see the pallette during the painting process. Appreciate all your hard work.

  4. What a fantastic lesson. All the detail and clarity we need. It’s like having a personal lesson where we are all in the room with you. Informative, friendly, joyous. Couldn’t wish for anything more. And I can’t wait for the next lesson. I’ll definitely be painting along with you and I know my skills will improve immeasurably. Thank you, thank you!

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