From Acrylics to Oil Painting in 5 Easy Steps

Malcolm Dewey, Artist and Author

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14 Lessons (1h 29m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      3:32
    • 2. Materials Required

      3:36
    • 3. Better Composition

      3:36
    • 4. Shapes and Values Basics

      4:32
    • 5. Step 1: Tone the Painting Surface

      3:44
    • 6. Step 2: Draw in Composition

      4:40
    • 7. Step 3: Acrylic Block In (Part 1)

      10:14
    • 8. Step 3: Acrylics Block In cont.

      8:59
    • 9. Step 4: Oils - Prepare Surface

      6:08
    • 10. Step 4: Oils - Remove Glaze

      2:19
    • 11. Step 4: Oils - Block In

      11:39
    • 12. Step 5: Refine Shapes

      13:45
    • 13. Step 5: Finishing Touches

      6:06
    • 14. Assess the Painting

      6:20
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About This Class

How to use acrylic paints to make your step into stunning oil painting easier and more rewarding.

Many beginners are intimidated by oil painting and paint with acrylics instead. The approach of painting in layers using oils can be difficult to control leading to spoiled colors. A way to solve this transition is to use acrylics to lay out the painting and then move onto oils to complete the painting. By following a simple step-by-step process the transition to oil painting can be done quickly and easily.

The result is more painting confidence and pleasure.

Acrylics will also help artists complete an oil painting quicker. This course will show you how you can 

Complete a large oil painting in one day! 

This course will show you a step-by-step method that you can use with confidence. A series of demonstration videos will clearly show you how to prepare your painting surface in acrylics. Then compose and lay in your shapes using acrylics. Develop shapes in acrylics followed by oil painting stages to complete the painting. 

 This approach will give you confidence to learn oil painting with a solid foundation in acrylics. Once you are confident with this transition method you can decide to leave out the acrylic stage altogether. Alternatively retain the acrylic stages as a practical method to complete oil paintings quickly. 

The course is structured around the typical painting process from idea to preparation of painting materials and finally the painting steps itself. 

Please practice this process with the assignment.

Happy painting!