Intro to Oil Painting: Part 1

Joshua Johnson, Freelance Illustrator

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7 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Painting Exercises

    • 4. Color Palettes

    • 5. Sketching Ideas

    • 6. Painting

    • 7. Conclusion


About This Class

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but didn't know where to start? This class discusses the materials and steps to begin using the medium of oil paint. The videos allow you to try things on your own because the best way to learn is by doing. There are also painting exercises and techniques that will help you become more confident and efficient with your painting. Some of the skills that you will learn include: how to safely use oil paints, how to mix colors to create a palette, basic color theory, how to prepare a surface for painting, how to complete a painting, and how to use various brushes for different effects. This class is geared towards people who want to try oil painting for the first time, or people who want to improve their skills in mixing colors, composition, and brush techniques.