Oil Painting for Beginners - Materials (Non-Toxic) & Basic Techniques | Rachael Broadwell | Skillshare

Oil Painting for Beginners - Materials (Non-Toxic) & Basic Techniques

Rachael Broadwell, Fine Arts Teacher

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34 Lessons (2h 34m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:41
    • 2. Paint - Let's Make it Simple!

      1:50
    • 3. Paint - Quality & Affordability Considerations for Students

      4:13
    • 4. Paint - Toxins & Safety

      3:40
    • 5. Paint - Water Soluble Oil Paint

      1:13
    • 6. Paint - Permanency & Pigments

      4:23
    • 7. Paint - Transparency & Opacity

      1:15
    • 8. Paint - Pure Pigments vs Hues (How it Impacts Cost and Color Intensity)

      3:27
    • 9. Paint - Brands & Manufacturers

      2:42
    • 10. Paint - How to Identify "Primary" Colors

      10:58
    • 11. Paint - The Set I Recommend

      2:05
    • 12. Non-Toxic Solvents

      8:48
    • 13. Mediums

      7:30
    • 14. Substrates

      9:57
    • 15. Brushes

      4:53
    • 16. Brush Care

      6:02
    • 17. Palette Knives

      3:02
    • 18. Palettes for Mixing

      3:50
    • 19. Tube Wringer (My Favorite Tool!)

      2:42
    • 20. Storing Paint to Reduce Waste

      2:29
    • 21. Clean Up

      1:23
    • 22. My Work Space

      4:06
    • 23. Portable / Compact Work Space Options

      5:02
    • 24. Suppliers of Artist Materials

      8:16
    • 25. Technique - Toning the Substrate

      9:13
    • 26. Technique - Working Dark to Light

      3:33
    • 27. Principle - "Fat Over Lean" Layering

      6:38
    • 28. Technique - Blending

      2:50
    • 29. Technique - Types of Strokes

      8:54
    • 30. Mini-Project 1: Gathering Your Gear!

      2:44
    • 31. Mini-Project 2: Basic Techniques & Principles

      2:58
    • 32. Mini-Project 3: Color Wheel & Value Scales

      4:58
    • 33. Mini Project 4: Swatches Chart

      4:05
    • 34. Final Thoughts

      1:34
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About This Class

In this course, we will take a comprehensive look at the materials and supplies used in oil painting. I put special emphasis on non-toxic options because so many of us care about our health and the environment. And then I will introduce you to the most basic techniques of oil painting. All of these techniques will be explored in-depth in subsequent courses, but the projects in this course will enable you to "dip your toes" into the ocean of oil painting!

I will discuss which materials are necessary, and which ones are optional -- as well as what factors you should consider when deciding what you need. 

Because oil paint is such a mainstay art medium, there is an immense number of colors, mediums, solvents, brands, and tools out there. My goal is to give you the tools and knowledge to make sense of what can be a daunting world of jargon and technical considerations. 

Next, I will show you basic oil painting techniques and exercises that will enable you to get comfortable with this medium and to apply these techniques to your own projects.

For this course (and really with any of my courses) I will be happy to add more sections as students ask questions! So if you have any questions that were not addressed in this course so far, let me know in the discussion and I will add more videos!