Progressive Series

Learn to Oil Paint

$ 45

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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