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Learn to Oil Paint

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5 guided painting sessions that will dispel your fears of painting in oil and make you a more confident painter.

 

Series 1- Beginner Oils / Chair Study
  • Preparing your surface
  • Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
  • Basic color and proportion mapping
  • Getting comfortable with a new medium
  • Process of using thin layers to develop your design
  • Basic Value: Darks Darker and your Lights Lighter
  • Painting from the inside out and the outside in
  • Signing your work
  • Easy Clean up Basic 

Series 2 - Gaining Perspective / Chair Study

  • Subject related to space
  • Using color to define space
  • Playing on perspective to add interest
  • Adding details to your design
  • A brief insight on Van Gogh’s chairs

Series 3- Adding Pattern / Chair Study

  • Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
  • Incorporating more elements into the composition
  • Sketching in the composition
  • Basic color and proportion mapping
  • Developing a pattern

Series 4 -Composition & Mood

  • Working larger
  • Spatial Relationships: Weight & Direction
  • Using color to set the mood
  • Building a scene within a scene
  • Pattern on pattern
  • Using color value to build dimensional design
  • Using the wipe out tool to correct mistakes

Series 5 - Artistic Narrative

  • Working even larger
  • Adding objects to add more meaning
  • Developing artwork that tells a story

Supplies used throughout all 5 Series lessons:

  • CanvasPrimed with red acrylic paint
  • Oil Paintbrushes - size 4 or 6 
  • Oil paints
  • Gamsol - Odorless Mineral Spirits for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting. I use this primarily for cleaning my brushes as I work
  • Palette - This can be any non-porous surface like palette pad, glass palette, etc. Use what you have.
  • Oil Medium - Any oil medium will work and there are dozens to choose from. I like the Gamblin Alkyd Medium 
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubber Gloves - Not all oil painters wear gloves so this is not a must have.

  

The downloadable delivery and forever access to this product makes it non-refundable

  • 5 guided painting sessions that will dispel your fears of painting in oil and make you a more confident painter.

     

    Series 1- Beginner Oils / Chair Study
    • Preparing your surface
    • Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
    • Basic color and proportion mapping
    • Getting comfortable with a new medium
    • Process of using thin layers to develop your design
    • Basic Value: Darks Darker and your Lights Lighter
    • Painting from the inside out and the outside in
    • Signing your work
    • Easy Clean up Basic 

    Series 2 - Gaining Perspective / Chair Study

    • Subject related to space
    • Using color to define space
    • Playing on perspective to add interest
    • Adding details to your design
    • A brief insight on Van Gogh’s chairs

    Series 3- Adding Pattern / Chair Study

    • Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
    • Incorporating more elements into the composition
    • Sketching in the composition
    • Basic color and proportion mapping
    • Developing a pattern

    Series 4 -Composition & Mood

    • Working larger
    • Spatial Relationships: Weight & Direction
    • Using color to set the mood
    • Building a scene within a scene
    • Pattern on pattern
    • Using color value to build dimensional design
    • Using the wipe out tool to correct mistakes

    Series 5 - Artistic Narrative

    • Working even larger
    • Adding objects to add more meaning
    • Developing artwork that tells a story

    Supplies used throughout all 5 Series lessons:

    • CanvasPrimed with red acrylic paint
    • Oil Paintbrushes - size 4 or 6 
    • Oil paints
    • Gamsol - Odorless Mineral Spirits for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general painting. I use this primarily for cleaning my brushes as I work
    • Palette - This can be any non-porous surface like palette pad, glass palette, etc. Use what you have.
    • Oil Medium - Any oil medium will work and there are dozens to choose from. I like the Gamblin Alkyd Medium 
    • Paper Towels
    • Rubber Gloves - Not all oil painters wear gloves so this is not a must have.

      

    The downloadable delivery and forever access to this product makes it non-refundable

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