Painting

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

Ready To Start Painting: Watercolors

You’ve been through all our lessons and are ready to start painting in watercolors! Learning is doing and you’ll improve your skill the more you work on it. We strongly suggest you follow the lesson plan that follows before striking out on your own. ...Read More

Watercolor Painting CTS

Watercolor 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

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

Watercolor Painting Exercise Three: Landscape

For the third and final watercolor painting tutorial, Christine Oliver will walk you through completing a landscape using watercolor paints. Here’s a list of the tutorial videos in order: Part One: Prep And Sketch Part Two: Color Blocking And Initial Painting Part Three: Midtones ...Read More

Watercolor Painting Exercise Two: Flower

For the second watercolor painting exercise, you’ll work again with Beginner’s School instructor Christine Oliver to make a simple flower painting. We have broken the painting process up into 4 parts, and the student should plan on spending a minimum of one hour (including first complete ...Read More

Watercolor Painting Exercise One: Lemon

For your first watercolor painting exercise, you’ll follow along with Beginner’s School instructor Christine Oliver as you paint a still life of a lemon! Here’s a list of the tutorial videos in order: Part One: Palette And Sketch Part Two: Initial Painting Part Three: ...Read More

Watercolor Techniques

In this lesson, we’ll first go over some important techniques for getting your watercolor paints onto your paper, then we’ll discuss some fun techniques you can use to achieve different effects. Read through the text first to learn what all the different terms mean. ...Read More

Watercolor Brushes

Brushes can be quite an investment, so making sure you take good care of them can save you a lot of money in the long run. That being said, brush prices differ dramatically based on the manufacturer, hair type, size, and handle quality. I’ve ...Read More
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