Oil Painting For Beginners

Mark Hill, Fine Artist

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11 Videos (1h)
    • Introduction

    • Materials Brushes

    • Materials Paints

    • Materials Canvas

    • Materials Solvents

    • Painting basic set up

    • Painting basic mix

    • Painting Demo 1

    • Painting Demo2

    • Limited Palette discussion

    • Color Demo


About This Class

This class is meant to be a basic overview of oil painting for absolute beginners who may have wanted to start practicing with oil paints but donn't know where to start. In this class I will go over basic materials that you'll need to get started without spending a fortune! The rest of the lessons will be about making simple 3-5 value studies that will allow you to get a better sense of moving the paint on a surface and controlling value ranges to create simple pictures. While there are literally tons of ways to paint with oils, this will be a basic 'primer' class to help those get started. 

14 of 14 students recommendSee All

I loved this class. I never painted with oil so the part about the material was very helpful. And even though I paint with other mediums, the projects destined to help see and understand values were interesting and useful
Wanted to start Oil paint and I didn't know how to start but this class certainly kicked started my motivation with working with oil - absoulutely must watch!
Great information and starting point for an absolute beginner in oils.





Mark Hill

Fine Artist

I'm a traditionally trained artist currently residing in Southern California. I specialize in traditional mediums from graphite and charcoal to oil painting. I've studied in several places in Southern California, and recently finished my studies in New York at the Grand Central Atelier. You can view my art on instagram @markhillart

Looking to share what I know and help others on Skillshare!