When I first started with oil painting, I was completely “lost”. I frankly had no idea what I was doing. Even though I was in art school, my painting professors really didn’t show us how to use oil paint. Instead, they assumed that we already knew how to use it! The problem was, of course – I had no clue!
Of course, it took a lot longer to teach myself then it would have if someone would have just taken the time to show me the properties of oil painting. I was an artist, but I struggled with oil painting, because everything was an experiment into the “unknown”.
Unfortunately, I know that there are others that are experiencing the same frustrations that I did back then.
Looking back, I wish there had been some program that I could have used to just simply learn the basics.
The reality is that many painting programs make the same assumptions that my painting professors made back then – that you already know the basics. They assume that you already know how to use the different brushes, how to blend oil paint, mix warm and cool variations of colors, stretch and prime canvas, create under paintings and so on.
Recognizing a need for a oil painting program for beginners, I teamed up with my good friend – professional oil painter and teacher, Ashley Bane Hurst. We worked together to create a comprehensive video course that covered all of the basics of oil painting.
The 19 module course provides an overview of the medium of oil painting and covers the concepts of materials, pre-painting fundamentals, blending oil paint, creating an underpainting, indirect and direct painting, Impressionist painting, non-traditional painting, portraiture, painting on a toned ground, painting clouds, wet into wet, knife painting, and more. The… Read more…