Oil Painting CTS

Oil Course Topic Summary

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Lesson 1: Choosing Your Paint

Making Your Decision

How We’ll Use The Decision Table

Decision Table Examples

Discussion Of The Seven Factors

Look Of Each Medium

Start Up Cost Of Paint And Supplies

Financial Support

Area To Paint In (“Studio”): Size And Serenity

Area To Store Paintings And Supplies

Set Up, Cleanup, And Painting Basics

Toxicity

Exercise 1: Importance of “Look”

Lesson 2: Safety In Oils

Solvents

Mediums

Flammability

Toxicity

 

Lesson 3: Locating And Setting Up Your Work Space: Oils

Your Studio Work Space: Examples and Oil/WMO Paint Considerations

Space

Internet Access

Lighting

Exercise 1: Choose Your Oil Paint Type

Exercise 2: Choose Your Work Space

Exercise 3: Make This Space Yours

 

Lesson 4: Oil Supplies And What Do I Need?

Supplies

Color To Buy; Student Versus Artist Grade Paint

Exercise 1: Scavenger Hunt

Exercise 2: Budget

Exercise 3: Our Recommendation List And Let’s Go Shopping

 

Lesson 5: Oil Palettes

What Is A Palette?

Different Types Of Palettes For Oil Painting

Palettes Of Famous Painters

Holding Your Palette

Color Palette

An Introduction To Laying Out Your Palette

Cleaning Your Palette And Keeping Paint

Exercise 1: Try Out Your Palette

 

Lesson 6: Oil Surfaces

Canvas

Panel

Can I Reuse My Canvas?

Which Is Better: Canvas Or Panel?

Surface Size: Big Or Small?

Other Surfaces

Priming Your Surface

Exercise 1: Visit A Museum

 

Lesson 7: Oil Paintbrushes

Anatomy Of A Paintbrush

Brush Shapes

Brush Texture

Brush Size

How To Hold Your Paintbrush

Painting And Palette Knives

Brush Use, Care, And Storage

Exercise 1: Try Out Your Brushes

Bonus Exercise: Make Your Own Paintbrush Holder

 

Lesson 8: Oil Painting Methods And Techniques

Rule #1: Fat Over Lean

Rule #2: Thick Over Thin

Oil Painting Techniques

Alla Prima

Plein Air

Underpainting

Glazing

Sfregazzi

Sfumato

Impasto

Scumbling

How Do I Start?

Exercise: Experiment With Different Techniques

 

Lesson 9: Basic Color Theory

The Importance Of The Color Wheel

Mixing Paints To Create Colors

Further Definitions

The Temperature Of Colors

Utilizing Color Temperature In Painting

Hue And Saturation

Exercise 1: Make Secondary And Tertiary Colors

Exercise 2: Make Your Own Color Wheel

Exercise 3: Mixing Neutrals

Exercise 4: Mixing Values

 

Lesson 10: Color Illusions And Themes

Color Illusions

Color Schemes Based On The Color Wheel

Exercise 1: Paint A Simple Object Using Different Colors

Exercise 2: Feedback On Your Paintings

 

Lesson 11: Ready To Start Painting: Oils

Toning Your Canvas

Let’s Get Painting!

 

Lesson 12: Oil Painting Exercise One: Glass Heart

Part One: The Beginning Steps

Part Two: Shadows And Highlights

Part Three: Refining And Adding Background

Part Four: Finishing The Painting

 

Lesson 13: Oil Painting Exercise Two: Apple

Part One: Blocking In The Painting

Part Two: Paint And Refine

Part Three: Highlights And Finishing The Painting

 

Lesson 14: Oil Painting Exercise Three: Landscape

Part One: Basic Underpainting

Part Two: Pull Out Highlights And Finish Underpainting

Part Three: Paint The Tree

Part Four: Finish The Painting

 

Lesson 15: Painting En Plein Air With Oils

What “Plein Air” Means

History

Supplies For Painting En Plein Air

Where To Paint En Plein Air

How To Paint En Plein Air

Exercise 1: Gather Up Your Plein Air Pack

Exercise 2: Find A Group

Exercise 3: Paint En Plein Air

Bonus Exercise: Make Your Own Pochade Box

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