Oil Painting Exploration: Painting on Tiles | Marina Nazarova | Skillshare

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Oil Painting Exploration: Painting on Tiles

teacher avatar Marina Nazarova, Painter/ illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Warm Up Exercise

    • 4. Tracing Image

    • 5. Painting Project

    • 6. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to Painting on Tiles class!

In this class I will show you how to make an oil painting on a ceramic tile. 

You will learn how to prepare for a painting session like setting up your workspace, choosing art materials and preparing a palette. You will pick a subject to paint (it can be a portrait or a still life or anything that feels comfortable to paint).

You will also learn the basics of how to blend and mix colours, apply brushstrokes and get insight on a creative process.

This class is for everybody who wants and loves to paint. If you are a beginner it will be a great introduction to oil painting. If you have painted before this project will deepen your experience and I hope you will learn new techniques. 

For this class you will need:

A small tile: about 6"x6" or 8"x10" that you can find at your local Home Depot or Tile store.

Oil paints. Any brand will work, start with 4-6 colours.

Galkyd Medium 

Odorless Solvent

Brushes. Pick small, thin brushes

Palette. It can be a plastic, wood or glass palette 

Napkin or rag

Graphite Paper

Tracing Paper 


Sketchbook (optional)

Photo reference or an object that you choose to paint

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Marina Nazarova

Painter/ illustrator


I am an artist / illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. I've been drawing and painting since I can remember myself. My work is mainly figurative as I'm fascinated by people and spaces. I primarily paint in oils on canvas and tiles. I also love to experiment with watercolours, ink and acrylics. And drawing for me is an everyday practice, can't go without it.

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1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome to my club. My name is Marina Makarova. I'm an artist. Ministrations based in Canada. Here you will learn how to make a no painting in the ceramic tiles, these classes for all levels. It's a fun way to explore the medium, a few beginner and the great practice if you're really down some oil painting. In the past, I've always been enjoying painting and tiles. I love the way paint moves around on the ceramics. Most surface process is quite different from painting in the cameras. A woodpile. This is really great service to explore it and to get interesting and sometimes surprising yourselves. In this vicious, you will learn how to prepare for painting sessions, politics it up your workspace, choose art materials, prepare Pollet and apply paint. At the end of this class, you will create your very own small painting in the style. Oh, perhaps you will want to make two or more. So get to my throws ready and let's begin 2. Materials: Welcome back, and this video will be talking about art materials. You'll definitely need a tile. You six by six inch irregular gloss it ceramic tile. You might need two or three to practice. You also need a graphite paper tracing paper. You might need the sketchbook pencil for the reference is still life a couple of brushes or more oil pains? GARCHIK Medium A gorilla solvent I want to have your palate, like ready. Get your colors. Get additional sources that you can learn from. It will make you painting experience even better old art materials you will be able to find at your local art supply store. Let's get the table set up. I have my oil pains ready. I have my palate. I use the plastic lead that works perfectly for it. I have my colors out. I have my Galkin medium. It helps the oils to drive faster, and it fixes the pain better to the tile. I have the adore Elice, solvent and napkin. What the extra paint, a pencil, my brushes, prison paper notebook and the reference for I think will set to begin to paint 3. Warm Up Exercise: Let's do this warm up exercise before we jump into our main project. Give your style ready and your palate and set your subject in front of you. I'm going to paint this paper, for example, on. So let's begin. There's a quicker precise, so it's your chance to explore the medium and get to know what's it's like to paint. In this most ceramic surface. I would device to paint loose and without over thinking too much. See, it is a kind of meditative process. It's a flow just leaping and brush in the oils and just painting. He doesn't have to be perfect. It's about you getting to know the materials, getting some practice on gaining some confidence before the inhumane project. You can see that the paint has this beautiful flow. You can smart some parts where you've painted. You can apply more paint. If you want more brush strokes and more texture, you can smoothing the edges and the race parts where you already painted with a finger over the rug. If you dip your brush in the other, release solvent and get it in the paint a tile. The paint starts flowing. Drink. You can experiment with that, and you might get some very funny results. If you get a lot off other solvent on the whole napkin, for example, and why the tile clean? It will raise the whole painting while depending and still wet. Of course, once it's Dr, it will be very hard to raise, especially if you mix in your oil paint with them, I'll get me them. 4. Tracing Image: Let's begin our project. We will need to have a photo ready and prepare before painting. We're going to trace the four on the tracing paper using a pencil. I'm only interested in this cute little ladybug, so I'm going only to paint her and I will need to outline on Lee her and not the background . Once death down, you want to check if you didn't meet some any details. If everything is looking good, will proceed to prepare al tile by cleaning its surface with other less solvent. You can also use a white vinegar for it all. Rubbing alcohol. Next step is to transfer our mission style. For that, we need the graphite paper. Place it with a darker side down, get your drawing on top and started going with a pencil through the outlines again. Give the papers side to the tile and try to not move it from its place. If it's in you graphite paper, you don't need to press too hard for your pencil. It should transfer very well, and here we have it 5. Painting Project: we're finally going to paint. Get your two or three brushes ready. Keep a very thin one for the details. You have your collars in front of you, from light to dark, warm to cool. Get some galca medium on the palate as well. And don't forget to dip your brush there with the oils to help the pain drive faster and help it to stick to the time where I'll be using a lot of warm skin tone colors. A lot of red for the costume and some black. I'm going to mark the shadows mid tones and dark shades on the face and hands and blend the darker colors with the light dolls. When you deep in your brush in the paint, try to get just a little bit off wells on the tip of the brush. This way, your brushes will last longer. Use a piece of napkin a rag to get extra paint off the brush. Oh, dip it in the other less solvent. If you need to clean the brush better from a certain color, I need to mark the eyes in the mouth and to do some more details in the face. Then I'll move on to the custom. My cadmium red color all niks with Eliza in cream, some color for the shadows. That's what I'm gonna use And the cadmium red on its own will be for the lighter movie with parts of the costume. Then we'll finish the the painting with black to finish up my painting. I'm dipping a clean brush in the solvent, getting a little bit of it on a T and, ah, I will be moving the brush along the edges of the painting to clean up extra pain. I'm doing a little bit off background to show that my little ladybug is sitting down and not floating in there. Here I was managing some pains with a small piece off, and we're done. 6. Final Thoughts: they just so much for taking this class. I hope you enjoyed it. I'll be looking forward to see a war.