Oil Supplies And What Do I Need?

Buying new art supplies is the most fun—and most expensive—part. Don’t think that if you don’t have a lot to spend you can’t still make art. You can! It’s just about being selective and making good choices. There are a lot of good student ...Read More

Oil Painting CTS

Oil Course Topic Summary Click on any link below to go directly to that topic. If you have not selected your paint, begin with Lesson 1. Otherwise, begin with Lesson 2. Lesson 1: Choosing Your Paint Making Your Decision How We’ll Use The Decision Table ...Read More

Painting En Plein Air With Oils

Here are the topics we’ll be discussing: 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 ...Read More

Locating And Setting Up Your Work Space: Oils

Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up. –Pablo Picasso   In these lessons, I will continually refer to your “studio.” This doesn’t mean you need to have a professional artists’ studio! This can be your garage, ...Read More

Safety In Oils

Safety In Working With Oil Paint You’ve already read a lot about paint safety as part of our Toxicity discussion in our Choosing Your Paint lesson. We’ll go a bit more in-depth in this lesson since you have chosen oil as your preferred painting medium. Here ...Read More

Color Illusions And Themes

Knowing more about color will help you lay out a palette at the beginning of your painting session. Each scheme has a different “mood” attached to it and can make your colors more harmonious throughout the work. We talked about this a little bit ...Read More
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