Beginner Guide to Oil Painting Part 1: Mixing Color | Adele McFarlane Wile | Skillshare

Beginner Guide to Oil Painting Part 1: Mixing Color

Adele McFarlane Wile, Visual Artist, Educator

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9 Videos (1h 59m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Colors

    • Color Bias

    • Color Wheel

    • Color Temperature

    • Color Mixing Grid

    • Clean up

    • Overview

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About This Class

Is it color or colour? Apparently I can't decide. This class is the first in a three part series that will explore the characteristics of oil paint through learning basic color theory.

Join me in this deep dive into understanding color, where you will learn about oil paint colors and brands, color bias, the twelve-step color wheel, and color temperature.

Music used in this series of videos is Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (
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Adele McFarlane Wile

Visual Artist, Educator

I am a Canadian visual artist and educator based out of Nova Scotia. I have a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia Collage of Art and Design University and a Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University. I currently teach in the Art Department at St. Francis Xavier University and maintain a studio practice out of my home in northeastern Nova Scotia.  

My medium of choice is oil paint but my work also includes drawing, collage, and sculpture. A significant amount of m...

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