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Oil Painting: Basics for Beginners

Nina Doerr, Fine Artist

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10 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Oil Paints

    • 4. Mediums & Solvents

    • 5. Painting Surfaces

    • 6. Paint Brushes & Palette Knives

    • 7. Setting Up Your Palette

    • 8. Making Your Color - Earth Tones

    • 9. Creating Your Color Chart - Primary Colors

    • 10. Thank You!

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About This Class

Over six years ago, I tried my hand at oil painting for the first time and fell in love with the medium. I have talked to many people over the years that believe that oil paints are intimidating and just don't know where to start. This class was designed to help you begin painting with oils with confidence. 

No matter if you are a beginner or just want to refresh your knowledge, this class will teach you everything you need to know to get started with oil painting. 

 I cover a lot of information in this class. The major information that I cover is: 

  • OIL PAINTS: What brands I recommend and what to look for when picking out paints. 
  • BRUSHES: My favorite brushes and the different marks that they make.
  • PAINTING SURFACES: I will cover a few of the different surfaces available and the advantages of each. 
  • MEDIUMS & SOLVENTS: I cover a few mediums that I use in my studio and what properties they have. I, also, cover what safe solvent I find works the best. 
  • COLOR MIXING: I will walk you through creating a color chart using a limited palette. This is the perfect reference to know exactly what colors you can produce. 

By the end of the class, you will have all the information you need to be more confident in starting this new medium. 

All of the supplies I cover in this class are linked below: