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Oil Painting Exploration: Painting on Tiles

Marina Nazarova, Painter/ illustrator

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6 Videos (14m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Warm Up Exercise

    • Tracing Image

    • Painting Project

    • Final Thoughts


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

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

very nice tutorial for painting on tiles
Awesome class

The Best is Yet to Come!





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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