Demystifying Oil Painting - Up Your Portrait Game in 1 Hour!

Jia Sung, Painter and Illustrator

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7 Videos (18m)
    • Overview

      1:05
    • Materials

      2:16
    • Surface Prep

      2:12
    • Setting Up

      1:30
    • Getting Inspired

      2:28
    • Making Your Painting

      5:28
    • Final Thoughts

      2:58

About This Class

Be a more effective and confident oil painter and portrait artist! I will cover basics of oil paint, from materials and methods to a brief discussion of how painting from life will help you paint from photo reference and use color more effectively, as well as give tips and tricks on portraiture and likenesses.

I will walk you through the class project, a 1 hour self-portrait assignment from life, by demonstrating my own process and what goals I try to keep in mind with each painting.

42 of 43 students recommendSee All

Lovely introduction to portrait painting! I'd never thought about lighting both my canvas, subject, and palette in the same manner.
Very helpful and inspiring, though I wouldn't mind a longer and more detailed demo.
Shirish Deshpande

You can Art!

Nice overview to get you started. Feels doable.

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Jia Sung

Painter and Illustrator

Jia Sung is a painter and illustrator, born in Minnesota, bred in Singapore, now based in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she is a monkey.