Introduction to Oil Painting | Ashleigh Smith | Skillshare
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11 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies I: Paints

    • 3. Supplies II: Tools

    • 4. Supplies III: Surfaces

    • 5. Supplies IV: Extras

    • 6. Mixing

    • 7. Textures

    • 8. Class Project

    • 9. Layers

    • 10. Cleaning

    • 11. The End

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About This Class


Join me as we explore some different techniques as I give a step-by-step introduction to oil painting. This medium has so much possibility and I am here to help start you off in the right direction.

Oil painting is such a flexible medium and I am going to give you some tips and tricks to working with it. I love abstract painting because your imagination is the limit and it can fit into almost any space.

This class will be the foundation you need while working with oil paints. Whether you are a beginner or more accustom to acrylic paint and want to try something new, this will cover all the basics:

  • Oil paints I recommend
  • Paint brushes that work best
  • Using the palette knife and getting different textures with it
  • Other materials to use
  • and a few more bonus tips!

Hopefully this class will help take that fear of using oil paints away and you will love using this medium as much as I do.

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Ashleigh Smith

Interior Designer and 'art'repreneur

Hello everyone, I am a Freelance Interior Designer as well as an 'art'repreneur. :)

I am the Founder of an online store, called Fair and Square Art, where I sell interior pieces that are original oil paintings of my own creation. I specialize in abstract paintings and with my background in Interior Design I hope to help my customers find the perfect piece for their home.

Art and design are my two biggest passions so I'm here to share my love for both with all of you. Hope you en...

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