Distant Mountains - A Beginner Oil Painting Lesson

Tim Borkert, Landscape Painter

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10 Lessons (2h 56m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Underdrawing

    • 3. Unerpainting

    • 4. Sky

    • 5. Hills

    • 6. Mountain

    • 7. Water and Refection

    • 8. Final Glaze

    • 9. Clouds

    • 10. Final Remarks


About This Class


Thank you for your interest in this class! I talk to people all the time who want to start painting in oils, but are too intimidated or overwhelmed to start. This lesson is designed as a perfect introduction to oil painting. You will learn how I transfer my initial line drawing to a canvas, how to create an under painting in acrylic paint, how to paint distant mountains, how to make a dramatic reflection, how to apply a glaze, and how to paint simple clouds.

If this sounds intimidating, don't worry. It is much simpler than it seems.

We will be painting in layers, so expect 4 to 5 thirty minute to an hour painting sessions over the course of 4 to 5 days. It can also be done in acrylics if you choose. You could potentially finish this painting in a day if you use acrylics. 

You will see the entire painting done in real time. You will see every stroke of the brush with no painting cut out or sped up. When you complete this lesson you will have a beautiful painting to hang on your wall!