Best Oil Painting Courses

Find the best online Oil Painting Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Oil Painting Courses.

HOW TO PAINT FROM BEGINNER TO MASTER

Oil Painting For All Skill Levels

Created by Joseph Patric Daniels - Artist, Author, Teacher

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Students: 15297, Price: $124.99

Students: 15297, Price:  Paid

“How to Paint: From Beginner to Master” Is designed to teach anyone from beginner to moderate, all of the fundamentals of oil painting you’ll ever need, in one, easy to manage course. Watch me demonstrate every lesson, step by step as I go into incredible detail of every aspect of creating a painting from start to finish! From explaining exactly how to mix every color down to the percentage of paint- to what direction to apply brushstrokes while painting a subject. You’ll get a first hand-close up view that you could never get in a classroom! Just a friendly reminder, you will need access to a printer for this course.

Mastering Brushstrokes – Part 1

Master key brushstrokes that lie at the core of watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting.

Created by Jill Poyerd - Professional Artist and Fine Arts Educator

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Students: 10855, Price: $29.99

Students: 10855, Price:  Paid

List price of $49.99 now $29.99

"I feel like I learned more watching and listening to this course than any other class that I've ever taken. Thank you!" - Bonny E.

Brushstrokes are at the core of being an artist, and an individual's brushwork is one of the things that sets them apart from other artists. Using her approachable, easy-to-understand teaching method and lots of hands-on activities, artist Jill Poyerd breaks down historic and contemporary brushwork into twenty-two unique brushstrokes, using both oil and watercolor paint in her demonstrations. 

This course is part one of a two-part series and covers twelve of the twenty-two strokes. They are broken down by style of application and include a brief history, examples of how they're used in masterpieces, visual demonstrations, and student practice exercises. By combining technical learning with visual and hands-on examples, students will gain a thorough understanding of each brushstroke variation. Part one covers invisible strokes, direct painting, strokes that use light amounts of paint, and strokes that use thick, impasto paint.

Note: Demonstrations are given in both watercolor and oil paint. Acrylic painters simply have to apply the knowledge depending on how they use that medium, whether thick (like oil) or thin (like watercolor).

Mastering Brushstrokes – Part 2

Master key brushstrokes that lie at the core of watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting.

Created by Jill Poyerd - Professional Artist and Fine Arts Educator

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Students: 6687, Price: $29.99

Students: 6687, Price:  Paid

List price of $49.99 now $29.99

"I can see a noticeable difference in my painting since practicing these brushstrokes and putting it all together. I can now see more like a painter then before. Thank you for a fantastic course." - Kai Z

Brushstrokes are at the core of being an artist, and an individual's brushwork is one of the things that sets them apart from other artists. Using her approachable, easy-to-understand teaching method and lots of hands-on activities, artist Jill Poyerd breaks down historic and contemporary brushwork into twenty-two unique brushstrokes from traditional to unconventional. 

This course is part two of a two-part series and covers ten of the twenty-two strokes. They are broken down by style of application and include a brief history, examples of how they're used in masterpieces, visual demonstrations, and student practice exercises. By combining technical learning with visual and hands-on examples, students gain a thorough understanding of each brushstroke variation. Part two covers broken strokes as well as alternative application methods and finishes with a five-stroke painting exercise.

Note: Demonstrations are given in both watercolor and oil paint. Acrylic painters simply have to apply the knowledge depending on how they use that medium, whether thick (like oil) or thin (like watercolor).

OIL PAINTING FROM BEGINNER TO MASTER

HOW TO PAINT FROM BEGINNER TO MASTER

Created by Joseph Patric Daniels - Artist, Author, Teacher

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Students: 4247, Price: $109.99

Students: 4247, Price:  Paid

“How to Paint: From Beginner to Master” Life Painting Is designed to teach anyone from beginner to moderate, the fundamentals of painting a still life using Oil Paint. Watch me demonstrate every lesson, step by step as I go into incredible detail of every aspect of creating a painting from start to finish! From explaining exactly how to mix every color down to the percentage of paint- to what direction to apply brushstrokes while painting a subject. You’ll get a first hand-close up view that you could never get in a classroom!

Just a friendly reminder, you will need access to an 8.5 (letter) printer for this course

The Glazing Method

Oil Painting Tutorial

Created by Theresa Rykaczewski - Artist & Gallery Director

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Students: 3826, Price: Free

Students: 3826, Price:  Free

This course is about the glazing method for oil painting. It has been used by the old masters for centuries and remains popular today. This tutorial is for someone who is familiar with oil painting and wants to learn a new technique. We will cover a brief history of glazing and of the materials needed. Through multiple demonstrations you will learn how to load the palette and to paint a light skin tone with the method for face and feet.

Portraiture In Oil

Portraiture In Oil - The Modern Fundamentals of Traditional Drawing and Painting

Created by 8D Studio - Crafting interactive media

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Students: 3812, Price: $89.99

Students: 3812, Price:  Paid

Portraiture drawing and oil painting

You will find a number of hours of structured information, demonstrations, illustrations, tips, problem-solving, and more. There is a lot of information, and the video is worthy of repeated viewings. Juan walks you through the steps of preparing the reference image, setting up the tools-and-materials and discuss all the painting stages to the point of completion. The main chapters are as follows:

  1. Introduction

  2. Imprimatura & Transferring the Drawing

  3. Setting the Scheme or Composition

  4. Dead Color/Local Color & Setting the Palette

  5. Working Up or 1st Painting

  6. The Finish

  7. More Finish

- ABOUT JUAN -
Juan Carlos Martinez is a multi-award winning Artist and Art educator for more than twenty years. Recognized as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, Juan is known for his Portrait and Figurative works. His works and commissions hang in public as well as private collections in Canada, US, and Europe.

As an educator, Juan was a Senior Instructor at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto and conducted workshops Internationally. He authored several articles for major art publications. Juan frequently lectures on technical or art historical and other matters relating to representational art and its grand traditions.

Today, Juan continually develops his body of work and maintains an influence as a teacher and mentor, and as a commissioned portrait painter. He also welcomes inquiry regarding available work, commissions, or about instruction, lectures, and workshops.

- TESTIMONIALS -
"Juan was instrumental to my growth as a painter, and I would not be the artist I am today without his guidance. He's not only a great teacher but very fun and interesting with knowledge in topics beyond the visual arts that relate directly to them. He is possibly an ancient wizard, despite his age claims, he looks not a day over 40."
- David Shepherd

"I had the great pleasure of working with Juan Martinez during his tenure at the Academy of Realist Art here in Toronto. The school offered a one-week course in 'alla-prima portrait painting' with senior instructor Juan Martinez and I immediately signed up. I had been a drawer for the past 50 years, so I was relatively new to painting having only started to paint in 2003. I felt that an intensive portrait painting workshop with one of the ARA’s principle instructors would be helpful in broadening my abilities.

Day One of the workshop began with a 3-hour demo by Juan and I immediately knew I was in the right place. Not only was he a superb painter, but his explanations of the process of painting were clear and well-directed to the various student levels in the room. His understanding of light and shadow and (more importantly) his ability to pass this understanding on to his students was remarkable. Over the week I found Juan to be an excellent instructor with personal, individual help for every student and an easy-going charm in the classroom. Would I sign up for the course again? Absolutely."
- Brian Smith AOCA

Oil Painting Master Series

A complete course for artists wishing to get started with oil painting or further their skills and knowledge.

Created by Matthew Fussell - Illustrator and Educator

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Students: 3709, Price: $29.99

Students: 3709, Price:  Paid

Oil Painting Master Series is a course designed to guide students into the world of oil painting by clearly illustrating and explaining materials and a variety of painting techniques. You will not only learn how to paint with oils, but also how to prepare a palette, choose brushes, mix colors, prepare a support and more.

Modules are carefully planned in a chronological order, so that concepts build gradually. Videos are complemented with illustrated, downloadable eBooks to address multiple learning styles.

The course consists of over 3 hours of video content segmented into 19 modules that include 17 eBooks totaling 114 pages.

From Acrylics To Oil Painting in 5 Easy Steps

How to use acrylic paints to make your step into stunning oil painting easier and more rewarding.

Created by Malcolm Dewey - Professional Artist

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Students: 3247, Price: $19.99

Students: 3247, Price:  Paid

Many beginners are intimidated by oil painting and paint with acrylics instead. The approach of painting in layers using oils can be difficult to control leading to spoiled colors. A way to solve this transition is to use acrylics to lay out the painting and then move onto oils to complete the painting. By following a simple step-by-step process the transition to oil painting can be done quickly and easily.

Complete a large oil painting in one day!

This course will show you a step-by-step method that you can use with confidence. A series of demonstration videos will clearly show you how to prepare your painting surface in acrylics. Then compose and lay in your shapes using acrylics. Develop shapes in acrylics followed by oil painting stages to complete the painting.

This approach will give you confidence to learn oil painting with a solid foundation in acrylics. Once you are confident with this transition method you can decide to leave out the acrylic stage altogether. Alternatively retain the acrylic stages as a practical method to complete oil paintings quickly.

The course is structured around the typical painting process from idea to preparation of painting materials and finally the painting steps itself.

Developing an Eye for Landscape Composition

Learn to successfully see a landscape when painting in oil, watercolor, or acrylic or in photographic compositions.

Created by Jill Poyerd - Professional Artist and Fine Arts Educator

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Students: 2813, Price: $29.99

Students: 2813, Price:  Paid

List of price $49.99 now $29.99

"This has to be the best information I ever got on landscape composition. It is explained in an easy to follow format well supported with great quality video and photos." Diane F.

"I have been looking for a course like this for years. It was excellent and covered every aspect of the subject matter. The teacher was engaging and provided both photographic references and videos and gave material to download for future reference. I wish I had known about this course years ago and HIGHLY recommend it!!!" - Lois K

A landscape composition design can mean the success or failure of a piece of art whether you paint in oils, watercolor, or acrylics; draw; or work in photography. In this course, professional landscape painter, Jill Poyerd, goes beyond teaching the rules - she teaches students how to "see" a landscape and then translate what they see into a successful design. 

Using her approachable, easy-to-understand teaching method and an easy pace, students of any experience level learn by watching visually appealing video instruction and working through over 22 student activities and quizzes. Topics discussed include what makes landscapes unique, the planes theory, focal points, compositional lines, design tools of the Masters, choosing a subject, conducting a photoshoot, reconstructing images, and then using value and notan sketches to check your designs. 

Impressionism – Paint this Autumn painting in oil or acrylic

Learn Impressionism techniques creating this Autumn landscape painting. For total beginner through advanced painters.

Created by Christopher Clark - Professional Fine Artist, Art Instructor

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Students: 2358, Price: $39.99

Students: 2358, Price:  Paid

Impressionist painting with a focus on light. Bring a luminous quality to your paintings you’ve never thought possible. Learn how to build a painting in one sitting, “alla prima”, and how to savor interesting brushwork. You will also learn the invaluable concepts of drawing, value, color, and edges. Use these methods and knowledge to start your painting off right if you're a total beginner, or to take your painting style to the next level if you're more experienced. You’ve never painted like this before.

You can paint along with me during this entire course. I even have a camera angle that shows my palette as I'm mixing colors. You will learn crucial painting techniques in the process of creating a beautiful painting. Or feel free to just sit back and enjoy the show as I create a painting from scratch.

The reference photo I'm using is provided, as well as a materials list. You're free to use your own style of materials of course, but I'll list every single thing I use. I also provide a PDF flipbook showing each stage of the painting, so you can flip through quickly and see how the painting builds with each stage.

This course is partial toward using oil paint, and I highly recommend it, however you can use acrylics also. Many of the concepts I discuss in this course apply to all mediums of art.

So take this course if you're ready to improve your painting with methods you've probably never seen before, and will have you thinking about painting in a new way. For all levels of painters.

Color Mixing Course in Acrylics & Oil Paints

Complete Color Mixing Course For Acrylic Painting & Oil Painting - Understand how to mix color in acrylics and oils

Created by Rod Moore - Best Selling Instructor, Artist & Art Teacher

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Students: 1988, Price: $64.99

Students: 1988, Price:  Paid

This Color Mixing Course in Oils or Acrylic Paints is designed for beginners to intermediate artists with a desire to learn more about color and how to mix it. Color mixing is an essential skill for all artists and it does not matter if you are a complete beginner or someone with some experience, if you don't understand color and color mixing you won't get very far with your artwork.

In the Color Mixing Course you will learn how to get started with color and color mixing. You will learn simple techniques for understanding color and the key elements of color that go into making a great painting. It's something that Master artists do intuitively and its a skill you can learn today when you enroll.

This course is designed for beginners who have never picked up a brush before, through to intermediate level artists who are looking to gain a greater understanding of color and the color mixing process.

Covered in the course are key elements in understanding and using color effectively including:

* Understanding the Primary Colors and Color Wheel
* How to mix Primary Colors and create a Color Chart
* Use of a Palette to match what you are painting eg Landscape Palette
* Understanding Values and How To Mix a Values Scale
* The major role that Color Temperature plays in your painting
* Learn to use Saturation of Color and Grey's to great effect
* How to Mix Greys
* How To Mix A Huge Range of Greens
* Expanding to an Advanced Palette
* Plus so much more.

The course is taught in Arylics so you will learn various acrylic painting techniques and how they apply to color mixing. It could be easily taken in oils as well.

Once you master the ideas in this Color Mixing Course you will be able to apply the ideas directly to your own painting and start producing greatly improved paintings that will amaze yourself and your friends and family.

Let's get started today on learning all about Color and Color Mixing. Enroll in the Color Mixing Course right now.

Rod Moore of Moore Art School has taught hundreds of students in one day art classes and more than 15,000 students globally through our online courses. He is a highly regarded teacher who has helped thousands of beginners start to paint. He is the creator of the Moore Method of Painting and the star of 2 TV shows broadcast in Australia & New Zealand.

Changing colors – A Photo to Oil Painting Workshop

Experience the transformation of a simple photo to an artwork!

Created by Mandar Marathe - Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, and Engineer

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Students: 1878, Price: Free

Students: 1878, Price:  Free

Welcome to this Photo to Oil Painting Workshop! In it, I'll show you 

  • how to take a simple looking photo and find a pleasing composition in it, 
  • do a value study to get the shapes and values clarified
  • choose a color scheme based on the mood you want the final painting to have
  • adjust the drawing to accentuate the feel of the painting and 
  • finally, paint the scene with confidence that it will turn into a successful painting!

Come, join me in this adventure where I paint this painting and explain to you my process and thinking behind my brushstrokes!

See you in the class!
Mandar

Learn To Make An Amazing Landscape through oil painting

Learn how to paint breath taking landscapes.

Created by Lakshmi Narayanadoss - 20 + years expert Artist

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Students: 1849, Price: $19.99

Students: 1849, Price:  Paid

Top 5 reasons why you are possibly here :

  1. You are an experienced artist who want to learn oil .

  2. You are new to art and you want to learn how to paint.

  3. You want to impress your friends/ family and show them how talented you are.

  4. You hate spending tons of cash on buying/gifting a painting and hence want to make it yourself.

  5. You would like to learn a new hobby.

If any of those sounds like you, you're in the right place!

My name is Lakshmi Narayanadoss,  a professional artist with over 20+ years experience ... and I've personally designed this course  just for YOU.

Over my career I have seen thousands of my students learn and with this immense experience I have precisely architected this course so that no stone is left unturned.

Buy this course and this is what you'll get.

  • This course teaches you how to paint a vibrant hillside landscape through oil painting.

  • Throughout the course you will be able to follow on step by step as the instructor takes you from a canvas cloth to a fully completed painting.

  • You will be made to practice enough before you begin your main landscape.

  • You will learn different strokes pertaining to different styles of oil painting.

  • Following are some entities you will be learning in-depth:

    • Sky and Clouds

    • Mountain Ranges

    • Pine trees

    • Rocks

    • Cottage

    • Bushes and Grass

    • River Stream

What else will you get?

Apart from a richly tailored experience into the world of oil painting here is what you will get :

  • Lifetime access to all the videos and extra material with this small one time fee.

  • Rapid support for clearing all your doubts and confusions personally by me.

  • A kid friendly experience - This course can be taken by kids too.

  • Satisfaction from learning from an award winning Artist

  • A home tailored experience - This course can be done from the comfort of your home without missing out any advantage going to an Art workshop.

  • Get free feedback on your strokes personally from the instructor

  • Frequently get new content so that you can get the most bang out of your buck.

Still not satisfied ?

If you are still not convinced in buying this course, Udemy offers you a 30 Day money guarantee. So whats stopping you? Hit the Buy Now button and i'll see you in the course.

Impressionism – Paint this Venice painting in oil or acrylic

Learn Impressionism techniques by creating this Venice painting. For total beginner through advanced painters.

Created by Christopher Clark - Professional Fine Artist, Art Instructor

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Students: 1262, Price: $39.99

Students: 1262, Price:  Paid

Impressionist painting with a focus on light. Bring a luminous quality to your paintings you’ve never thought possible. Learn how to build a painting in one sitting, “alla prima”, and how to savor interesting brushwork. You will also learn the invaluable concepts of drawing, value, color, and edges. Use these methods and knowledge to start your painting off right if you're a total beginner, or to take your painting style to the next level if you're more experienced. You’ve never painted like this before.

You can paint along with me during this entire course. I even have a camera angle that shows my palette as I'm mixing colors. You will learn crucial painting techniques in the process of creating a beautiful painting. Or feel free to just sit back and enjoy the show as I create a painting from scratch.

The reference photo I'm using is provided, as well as a materials list. You're free to use your own style of materials of course, but I'll list every single thing I use. I also provide a PDF flipbook showing each stage of the painting, so you can flip through quickly and see how the painting builds with each stage.

This course is partial toward using oil paint, and I highly recommend it, however you can use acrylics also. Many of the concepts I discuss in this course apply to all mediums of art.

So take this course if you're ready to improve your painting with methods you've probably never seen before, and will have you thinking about painting in a new way. For all levels of painters.

Impressionism – Paint this figure painting in oil or acrylic

Learn Impressionism techniques by creating this figure painting. For total beginner through advanced painters.

Created by Christopher Clark - Professional Fine Artist, Art Instructor

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Students: 1231, Price: $39.99

Students: 1231, Price:  Paid

Impressionist painting with a focus on light. Bring a luminous quality to your paintings you’ve never thought possible. Learn how to build a painting in one sitting, “alla prima”, and how to savor interesting brushwork. You will also learn the invaluable concepts of drawing, value, color, and edges. Use these methods and knowledge to start your painting off right if you're a total beginner, or to take your painting style to the next level if you're more experienced. You’ve never painted like this before.

You can paint along with me during this entire course. I even have a camera angle that shows my palette as I'm mixing colors. You will learn crucial painting techniques in the process of creating a beautiful painting. Or feel free to just sit back and enjoy the show as I create a painting from scratch.

The reference photo I'm using is provided, as well as a materials list. You're free to use your own style of materials of course, but I'll list every single thing I use. I also provide a PDF flipbook showing each stage of the painting, so you can flip through quickly and see how the painting builds with each stage.

This course is partial toward using oil paint, and I highly recommend it, however you can use acrylics also. Many of the concepts I discuss in this course apply to all mediums of art.

So take this course if you're ready to improve your painting with methods you've probably never seen before, and will have you thinking about painting in a new way. For all levels of painters.

Watercolour painting

watercolour painting for beginners “watercolour painting” painting courses oil painting acrylic painting

Created by Jay Nale - Artist

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Students: 722, Price: Free

Students: 722, Price:  Free

In this course you will be able to learn 3 water colour drawings in which 1 drawing is of sunset and 2 drawings are couple drawings

Please purchase this course and I assure you on be half of udemy that the cources will be available lifetime.

Hope you will like the course and will give your best rating possible

And enjoy the landscape painting by Jay nale only on Udemy.

In this course you will be able to learn a couple drawing in watercolour

That will improve your water colour skills

In this course you will be not finding anything which is not irrelevant of drawing with watercolour

So dont worry go ahead and buy this course.

As on behalf of udemy I promise you the 30 day buyback guarantee

Still Life Oil Painting for Beginners

Still life painting, the easy methods and professional quality

Created by Jerry Jiao - Oil/acrylic/watercolor artist and teacher

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Students: 682, Price: $49.99

Students: 682, Price:  Paid

In this course, I will show in detail of how to paint the still life in oil, including the painting materials, canvas priming, imaging transferring and drawing and full painting process. I also explained the principles of background painting, transparent object painting and translucent object painting. the student will get the solid skills in oil painting. I also give out the lots of tips such as how to clean up the brushes and how to create the shape edge, etc. 

The Oil Painting Process

A comprehensive, simplified look at how to build an oil painting, from substructure to varnish.

Created by Jill Poyerd - Professional Artist and Fine Arts Educator

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Students: 639, Price: $29.99

Students: 639, Price:  Paid

List price of $49.99 now $29.99

“This is an amazing course…This course has filled in all the gaps of knowledge that we know exist but don't know where or how to find the answers. This is THE foundational course we have all wanted and searched for.“ - Josh F.

This is an extremely comprehensive 5-hour long online painting class with a focus on the construction of an oil painting and the process of layering paint rather than actual brushwork and design. To truly master oil painting, it’s important to have a strong foundation; to thoroughly understand your materials and their proper usage. You have to know how to build a sound substructure or base, and then apply the paints in such a way as to ensure decades of life for the painting.

In this comprehensive course, students are taken step-by-step through topics such as supports, sizing, grounds, an imprimatura, the underdrawing, the underpainting, upper layers of paint, and varnish. Each layer is explained thoroughly and clearly, and then followed up with related demonstrations so that students can follow along.

The goal is for:

  • Students to come away with a clear understanding of oil painting materials and how to build a stable painting;

  • To help those who felt intimidated by oil painting to feel that it’s approachable;

  • Experienced painters who have gaps in their knowledge to gain a more thorough understanding.

Includes over 40 student resources.

Beginning Oil Painting: A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Quickly gain basic oil painting skills with this simple approach - start creating your own original art with confidence

Created by Mike Callahan - Oil Painting Instructor

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Students: 626, Price: $99.99

Students: 626, Price:  Paid

Start painting your own, original art in oil!

THIS COURSE SIMPLIFIES THE COMPLEXITIES OF OIL PAINTING ALLEVIATING THE FEARS AND FRUSTRATIONS EXPERIENCED BY MANY BEGINNERS

Oil paintings have a wonderful luminous quality about them, they last longer than other types of paintings (centuries actually!) , fetch higher prices than other media and add a certain richness to any space in which they hang! And, from the artist's perspective, contrary to what many may think, it is the most forgiving and workable of any paint media. Perhaps these, among other reasons, are why so many artists want to paint in oil.

Make paintings of what you really want!

So many painting classes actually only teach a specific step-by-step approach to painting one specific subject - think about the paint-and-sip approach or the weekend class at the craft store where you are taught how to paint a sunflower or a silhouette. Perhaps you've done something like that and even enjoyed it, but after you were done you had no idea how to paint anything else. This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create your very own, original painting and to begin your artistic journey painting many more!

By the end of the course, you'll have painted your very own, original oil painting.

You'll be learning how to gather and compose your own reference and how to use a simple, repeatable process to execute a painting from start to finish. Your skills as an artist will likely need to continually improve, something that is true for every artist, but knowing how to plan and execute paintings and how to handle the medium will no longer be a problem.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Mike and I've been oil painting since I was a child and had the privilege to go to private lessons once a week for years. However, later in life I realized my teacher had taught me a lot of "rules" that were nobody's rules but her own. Not having the opportunity to pursue an institutional education, I took it upon myself to learn everything I could about art and oil painting in particular. I endeavored to expose myself to anything artists I admired would teach, from John Singer Sergeant to Edgar Payne, Bouguereau to Loomis, Terpening to Christensen to name a mere few.  I took what I would learn and put it into practice on a daily basis and eventually boiled the essence of everything down to a simple, repeatable method that I began teaching to my own students. I took my color theory gained through my years in the graphics field and have developed a color mixing method that I will teach you.  With it, you will be able to mix any color you will ever need. I personally have not found any color I can't mix with it. I use my method for each and every oil painting no matter the subject of genre and my students do the same with great confidence and success! Here's what a couple of my students have to say:

-"I used to get really frustrated trying to paint. I would run out of a color i mixed up and end up wasting a ton of paint and a ton of time trying to mix up the same color. I also painted all over the place a little here a little there and had a hard time pulling everything together and bringing the painting to a finished stage.  Mike Callahan changed all that for me.  His system is really straight forward and logical and I don't struggle any more!"  Dennis, Reno NV

-"Mike showed me how not to be afraid of oils.  I started with water color because I thought it was easier but was I mistaken! I'd mess up on my watercolor and there was no fixing it." Terry, Reno NV

My Promise to You

I'm a full time oil painter and instructor. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

What is this Beginning Oil Painting course all about?

In this beginning oil painting course, you'll learn how to use and care for the requisite materials and supplies, you'll learn how to gather and compose original reference for original paintings and how to create an original painting from start to finish.

This course will cover everything you need to know to get started as an oil painter, including:

  • What paint colors you'll need as well as tools, materials and supplies.

  • How to use them and how to care for your brushes

  • How to gather reference, photographically as well as from direct observation

  • Hot to compose your reference to make your painting interesting

  • How to prepare your canvas

  • How to start your painting

  • What order to paint and how to stay organized through the middle of the painting

  • Refining as you go

  • How to finish the painting and know you're done

  • So much more!

Learn from someone who paints every day, who receives commissions on a regular basis and who has won national awards and recognition proving the approach works!

COURSE EXTRAS:  You'll also receive a lesson on how to photograph your paintings for use on the web or in print and you'll be able to download a copy of my e-book, "My Approach to Painting the Landscape in Oils" to help you paint landscapes if you so desire.

By the end of this course, your confidence as an oil painter will soar!  You'll have a thorough understanding of how to make an oil painting for fun or profit.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

All my best,

Mike

The Elephant Tree – Beginner Oil Painting Lesson

Paint "The Elephant Tree" and learn how to paint with oils (works with acrylics too!)

Created by Timothy Borkert - Artist

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Students: 624, Price: $19.99

Students: 624, Price:  Paid

Hello! 

Thank you for your interest in this class! I talk to people all the time who want to start painting in oils, but are too intimidated or overwhelmed to start. This lesson is designed as a perfect introduction to oil painting. Here you will learn what supplies you need, how to mix paint, how to paint with both thin and thick layers, how to transfer a drawing to canvas, and even how to clean up when you are done! 

We will be painting in layers, so expect 4 to 5 thirty minute to an hour painting sessions over the course of 4 to 5 days. It can also be done in acrylics if you choose. You could potentially finish this painting in a day if you use acrylics. 

You will see the entire painting done in real time. You will see every stroke of the brush with no painting cut out or sped up. When you complete this lesson you will have a beautiful painting to hang on your wall!

The Oil Painting Portrait Course: Secrets Of The Old Masters

In this course you will learn a simple but effective method to create spectacular oil portrait painting.

Created by Alejandro Encisso - For Those Who Have The Insaciable Need To Draw

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Students: 568, Price: $89.99

Students: 568, Price:  Paid

The oil portrait technique is possibly one of the most difficult pictorial techniques to master.

For over 500 years artists have designed thousands of ways to solve the 3 basic problems of a portrait in oil.

  1. the line

  2. the values of the shadows

  3. and the colors of the skin

There are many techniques but, we can divide them into 2 types,

those that work by layers and those that work directly.

the first is known as "Glazing Tecnic" and the second as "A la prima".

In this course we are going to focus on the first, we will learn how to work by layers. and we will discover not only how to apply the different steps, But we will try to learn the principles behind these steps in a simple and concrete way.

Painting a Black & White Master Copy

To Improve Your Painting Skills of Any Level in oil or acrylic

Created by Viktoria Majestic - Painting Instructor & Award Winning Fine Artist

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Students: 332, Price: Free

Students: 332, Price:  Free

Have you ever wanted to know how to paint beautiful paintings? In this course Viktoria will walk you through the entire process of how to paint a black and white master copy of Emil Carlson's still life step by step using her easy to understand method. Viktoria is a classically trained artist, she studied art both in Europe and in the United States, in schools like the prestigious Art Students League of New York and the Ridgewood Art Institute. All you need is some very basic understanding of painting fundamentals and how to use a brush, Viktoria will teach you the rest.

She will start with demonstrating how to create a simple sketch instead of a complex drawing, show you how to mix the values that she uses for this mastercopy painting, and then will break the rest of the painting down to actionable steps. This will help you to easily and quickly learn the secrets of this old master painting even if you only have minimal painting skills. Viktoria demonstrates this painting in oils but, you can use your favorite medium to achieve the same results.

Art students and advanced artists have been painting old master copies for centuries to improve their own art. You can successfully learn how to paint this study by using Viktoria's simply to understand method.

Easy, quick start into oil painting

Painting a unique cute bird on canvas

Created by Julie Boehm - Filmmaker and painter

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Students: 319, Price: Free

Students: 319, Price:  Free

Surrounded by expressive and positive images, one draws a lot of motivation for one's own goals.

Painting has changed my life and has become a daily meditation for me.
I am very happy to share my approach to my favourite technique with you today: Oil painting

This class is for beginners for oil painting who want to try out the medium with having fun with fluffy cute birds without spending too money or time on it. Just giving it an easy try!

This course is a project based workshop.
You can take one of the references I collected in my Pinterest "Bird board" or choose your own photos.

I'll show you how to:

  • set up your space and materials

  • make your very unique base on the canvas

  • start planning and painting in oil

  • make your art one of a kind

We will create cute bird painting together. This is a step by step tutorial showing you my progress and thoughts of finishing an easy painting.

Create your first piece of art in oil with me in no time as a great home decoration, the very personal surprise gift for your favourite person.
All the materials I use in my course are very inexpensive and you don't need to be afraid to make your first brushstroke!

You are also welcome to send me your artwork in a message here and I will give you a personal feedback.

Thank you for booking this course, because you are the reason that drives me on to beautify the world.
Become part of my community and create your own colourful way of life! 

Creative hugs, Julie

Water Mixable Oil Painting Course For Beginners

Learn Water Mixable Oil Painting For Beginners - Ideal For Acrylic Painters & Oil Painters Beginners

Created by Rod Moore - Best Selling Instructor, Artist & Art Teacher

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Students: 236, Price: $69.99

Students: 236, Price:  Paid

Water Mixable Oil Paints Offer The Best Of Traditional Oils & Acrylics

It's true ... Water Mixable Oil Paints offer the best of both traditional oil paints and acrylic paints.

After months of experimenting with Water Mixable Oil Paints, and using them to prepare for an up coming solo exhibition, I am now convinced that they are an ideal alternative for both beginner to intermediate artists alike.

Traditional oils have always been my favourite medium.

They are luscious and buttery out of the tube, and break down into a smooth easy to manipulate paint. When you know how to use traditional oil paints you can produce some amazing results which is why they have been used for decades by some of the greatest artists of all time.

BUT ... traditional oil paints have a huge downside. The solvents tend to be highly toxic and dangerous for your health, they stink the house out, and they are messy to clean up with :(

For those reasons I switched to Acrylic paints.

The great thing about acrylic paints is they are less toxic and much easier to clean up.

BUT ... lots of our students at the Learn To Paint Academy struggle with acrylic paints because they dry way to fast to allow for blending, and they dry darker than when applied which makes them challenging to work back into.

Enter Water Mixable Oil Paints The Ideal Solution?

Now if you know me then you know I am always trying new things and experimenting.

So because I was frustrated with both traditional oils and acrylics I decided to give Water Mixable Oil Paints a go. And for the last few months that is pretty much all I have painted with. I am currently preparing for a solo exhibition and most of the paintings are going to be using Water Mixable Oil Paints.

At first though I struggled with them.

There were a few key things I needed to learn to get the best results. Things like how much water to use and when, how to work wet into wet for alla prima painting and more.

Having now done a large number of paintings with them I am convinced that they are the ideal medium for those who want the benefits of both traditional oils and acrylics without the downside.

That's why I am certain you will want to join me for the new course ...

Join Me Now In The New Course Water Mixable Oil Paints Introduction

If you are as excited by the possibilities of Water Mixable Oil Paints as I am then you will want to join me in the brand new course.

The new course will be split into two modules.

In Module One I will explain to you everything you need to know about Water Mixable Oil Paints including:

* The advantages of using Water Mixable Oil Paints over traditional oil paints
* How to thin them down using just water and getting the consistency right
* Applying initial washes of colour and getting the paint to flow onto the canvas
* How to work thick over thin with your layers for best effect <<< Important for working Alla Prima
* Blending made easy
* The important thing you need to know about colour mixing with Water Mixable Oil Paints
* Avoiding creating muddy colours
* Using Water Mixable Oil Paints with the Moore Method of Painting
* The basic and expanded colour palette we recommend
* Drying times and understanding the two stage drying process <<< Unique to Water Mixable Oil Paints
* How to clean up easily
* Working back into your painting when the paint is tacky
* And which mediums are available and which should you use

In Module Two we will then do a couple of simple landscapes to demonstrate the working process.

With these demos we will focus on the working method of using thin washes of colour to block in, and then applying thicker paint in layers over the top. When you learn to work in this manner you can transform your work and create some dramatic effects.

These demonstration paintings will also look at one of the big advantages of oils in creating atmosphere and soft lost edges in a painting.

Then in Module Three we will do a larger complete painting project.

In this complete painting project you will get the reference photos to work from so you can paint along with me.

This is where you will see everything come together and it will all fall into place for you.

So are you ready to join in the fun?

Beginner Impressionism Seascape Painting Water Mixable Oil

Simple Project for Beginner Oil Painters, step by step, impasto seascape palette knife painting easy clean up .

Created by Kellie Chasse - Maine Artist & Instructor 16+ Years ✅

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Students: 113, Price: $39.99

Students: 113, Price:  Paid

Please read though the entire description.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE!

If you are nervous about using Mediums to thin your paints (we'll cover the Fat over Lean method)  it's ok to just use tubes of paint and start painting as is! Remember every artist has his or her way of doing things and you will often find conflicting ways of doing things. Just keep in mind that do what works for you.

This course is for Beginners and new painters or crafty folks interested in trying their hand at oil painting without the Hazards of dangerous solvents. This is a project based, simple course, (Keeping it simple) and not overwhelming for those that want to try their hand at oils. In this course we will cover just the basics, step by step instructions, on how to complete this impressionistic seascape using a palette knife. This course is NOT Technical, or detailed. This is more about the Creative process and playing.

I will be using the Artisan Water Mixable Oil Brand by Winsor and Newton in the Demo Painting. Please note that these are different from using Regular Oils and should not be mixed.  You can however use Regular Oils to complete this painting however some aspects of this course and materials will differ.

I'll give you my process on this Oil painting seascape using a Palette knife. We will be using Winsor & Newton Artisan brand water soluble oils for easy clean up with soap and water, and they are they're ideal for painters interested in using less hazardous solvents.

Please read though the entire description.

This is a short Project Based course with quick and easy results. You results will differ from mine and you may choose to use different colors and sized canvas. I would however recommend starting smaller. If you chose a different sized canvas please note that you may use more materials.  The key is to play and test things out without fear. You'll notice I just go with the flow when creating these. Let go of your perfectionism in this class and say I CAN do this! 

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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER IN THIS COURSE:

  • Materials Needed for this course
  • Water Soluble Oils and Linseed Oil
  • Learn to prep your Canvas for oils
  • Discover how to create an Underpainting with oil
  • Discover how to create using a palette knife.
  • The course is best used to discover how oils play and start creating using a more loose impressionistic style than traditional oil painting. 
  • Come with an open mind and discover that oils and a loose creative process.

BONUS VIDEOS

  • Material List and Top 5 Information Freebies!

Painting is a lifetime skill that anyone can learn and enjoy. Over 1000's of happy students are already creating some lovely masterpieces taking my Live and Online classes using watercolors, Alcohol Inks, Resin, and Jewelry! So come be creative with me and enjoy all the compliments to come on your own special art creations you will soon be hanging!

With the right instruction and a little bit of practice, you too will soon be able to make your own stunning impressionistic textured oil painting.

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REGISTER NOW and get started today!

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Your reviews are very important to me.

I hope you find this course a 5 STAR REVIEW, and if not please let me know what I can do to improve to make it a better course. 

Please note that Udemy may ask for you to review the course at any point. If you have not yet completed the course you may simply skip the review process until the end. :)  

Please make sure to use the Q&A Section for questions along the way. The course may be slowed down or the video quality changed if you are having connection or play back issues.

Please understand that technical or account issues are not in my control. For Video playback, Technical or Account issues, please click on the Udemy Help or Support Link they will be happy to help.

IMPORTANT - Not all artist allow this so please check and follow all copy write laws.

As an artist, I personally never mind when someone copies my work to practice their techniques. I just ask that if you post it anywhere that you give credit to either my courses or my links as the artist that created the image. 

Feel free to find my social media platforms in the profile section. Please Post your works in progress and finished pieces for review if you like in the Closed private Facebook group for my students. You can also post it anywhere on social using #kellielynnart or on any social media such as Instagram @kelliechasse_fineart . 

I'm looking forward to seeing it!!

Playing = Happy Painting!!

Kellie

Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer. Contact your Doctor if you are concerned about medical conditions.

Water Mixable Oil Painting Projects

3 Full Length Water Mixable Oil Painting Projects For Beginners. Learn New Water Mixable Oil Painting Techniques

Created by Rod Moore - Best Selling Instructor, Artist & Art Teacher

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Students: 104, Price: $89.99

Students: 104, Price:  Paid

Water Mixable Oil Painting - 3 Great New Full Length Painting Projects To Try

Are you a traditional oil painter who is sick of the smell of the fumes, or the toxic nature of the solvents even though you love the medium?

Maybe you are an acrylic painter who is frustrated with not being able to blend before it dries?

If so then Water Mixable Oil Paints may be perfect for you.

Water Mixable Oil Paints offer the best of both worlds ... they have all the benefits of traditional oil paints and all the benefits of acrylic paints. Since starting to paint with Water Mixable Oil Paints I have loved using them and they are now my preferred medium.

These three great painting projects using the Moore Method of Painting are easy enough for beginners, yet still have enough of a challenge in them for intermediate artists. They are taught in a simple easy to follow manner using three camera shots so you never miss a thing. These are the full length versions of these projects.

If you are learning to use Water Mixable Oil Paints then trying these three projects will help you become a better artist.

Painting Project 1 - Oxley River Reflections

In the first painting project you are about to get access to you will learn how to paint a simple landscape scene of a river in the country. The main focus of this painting is creating realistic reflections in the water.

You will be taken step by step through the process of creating a great looking landscape painting using water mixable oil paints.

Painting Project 2 - Cows In A Field

In the second painting project we try adding in some simple objects into the landscape.

This painting is of a basic landscape scene with the addition of farmhouses and cows in the field.

When you complete this painting you will have a much better understanding of how to use water mixable oil paints and how to master the consistency of the paint and apply it in layers to produce a great finished painting.

Painting Project 3 - Boats on Noosa River

In the third painting project we will take a complicated photo and reduce it down to the key elements to make a great looking painting.

This painting is of a bend in the river in Noosa and features 2 lovely boats anchored by the shore. We will focus in on getting realistic looking shapes and reflections on the boats without having to be a master painter.

Again you will really master the correct approach to water mixable oil paints when you complete this painting.

Water Mixable Oil Paints are ideal for both beginners to intermediate artists because:

* They look and feel like regular oil paints
* They are thick and buttery and great to paint with
* They mix easily
* They can be thinned down with just water or with mediums
* They are less toxic than traditional oils
* They have almost no smell at all so they are more sociable if you have family :)
* They wash up easily in water <<< major bonus
* Like traditional oils they stay wet longer than acrylics so you can easily work back into them
* They are perfect for blending unlike acrylics

Water mixable oil paints are ideal for beginner to intermediate artists and if you are ready to try something new then you will learn how to get started with these three great new painting projects.

Register today and lets get busy painting

Oil & Acrylic Painting – Tuscany Impressionist Landscape

Painting Course in Oils or Acrylic paint exploring Impressionism Techniques in landscape painting

Created by Rod Moore - Best Selling Instructor, Artist & Art Teacher

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Students: 93, Price: $39.99

Students: 93, Price:  Paid

This Oil & Acrylic Painting Tuscany - Impressionist Landscape course is designed for beginners to intermediate artists with a desire to learn how to paint  Impressionist landscapes in acrylics or oils using a simple step by step approach.

In the Painting Tuscany - Impressionist Landscape course you will learn how to get started painting easy landscape with an Impressionistic style in acrylic paints or oil painting capturing the feel of the Tuscany landscape. You will learn simple techniques for painting each of the elements that are important to painting good landscape paintings including how to create a sense of depth by using aerial perspective, and atmosphere.

The Painting Tuscany - Impressionist Landscape course is designed for beginners who have never picked up a brush before, through to intermediate level artists who are looking to try out acrylics or oil paints and learn new approaches to the various elements found within a landscape.

Covered in the course are key techniques for various landscape elements including:

* Capturing the feel of a Tuscan Landscape
* Paint Loose and Impressionistic for Atmosphere
* Which Acrylic Paints to use and why
 
* The simple palette you need to get started painting Landscapes 

* Which brushes work best for landscape painting 

* The mediums that will help you with painting in acrylics 

* How To Paint Landscapes In A Loose Impressionistic Style

* How to paint the various elements in this landscape painting

* Understanding How To Create Depth Using Aerial Perspective 

* A simple yet effective technique to painting trees and grasses

* Plus understanding the importance of COLOUR Mixing & COLOUR Temperature

The course is taught in Arylics so you will learn various acrylic painting techniques and how they apply to landscape painting. It could equally apply to oil painting as the techniques we use in the course are very similar to how you would approach the painting in oils

BONUS - As a special BONUS video I have included a power point presentation video where I walk you through the various elements of effective landscape painting and how they apply to the Tuscany Villa project. The video comes with a PDF of the power point slides.

EXTRA BONUS - As an added extra bonus you will also be receiving the complete painting project of the Tuscany Farmhouse. This detailed step by step video walks you through how to paint a slightly more complex Tuscan landscape.

Rod Moore of Moore Art School has taught hundreds of students in one day art classes and more than 15,000 students globally through our online courses. He is a highly regarded teacher who has helped thousands of beginners start to paint. He is the creator of the Moore Method of Painting and the star of 2 TV shows broadcast in Australia & New Zealand.

Join us today for the Painting Tuscany - Impressionist Landscape course  and let's have some fun learning to paint landscapes using these acrylic painting techniques.

Oil painting methods

A how to guide in the enduring art of oil painting

Created by Bogdan Luca - Artist

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Students: 71, Price: $84.99

Students: 71, Price:  Paid

In this beginner course you will learn the most common techniques associated with oil painting. We'll look at materials and safety concerns, means of modifying the paint, and techniques of application. We'll look a bit at history and some contemporary examples. You will gain the knowledge necessary to apply the medium as well as to be able to better understand how an oil painting was made when you encounter it in a museum.

Photography as an oil painting. EcoGumoil.

Handmade Photography. EcoGumoil Photo Printing

Created by Anna Ostanina - Art photographer

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Students: 61, Price: $199.99

Students: 61, Price:  Paid

With this course, you will be able to turn your regular photograph into an oil painting.

You can use any camera to make a photography shot and use modern digital technology to get the picture.

And at the same time, you will print a completely handwork photo with oil paints on archival cotton paper.

You will know how to mix our modern times' photography and old handmade techniques of printing.

If you print exactly according to my instructions, using the same materials, problems should not arise.

If you have any questions, I will personally advise you on all emerging issues and questions.

I would very much like you to achieve a good result.  And I will personally help you with this.

Beginner Oil Painting: Paint anything you want simple & easy

A solid foundation for beginners that will set you up for faster progress and success.

Created by Maria Belen Cosenza - Part time art padawan

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Students: 52, Price: $24.99

Students: 52, Price:  Paid

Paint any subject using the basic principles and approach I teach in this course (and of course, practice!).

You will learn:

  • Which are the best materials you can get without emptying your wallet.

  • The simple concept that helps you portray things in a realistic way;

  • The step-by-step process that allows anyone to be a painter.

Don't let oils intimidate you. By the end of this course, you will know how to start any piece.