Changing colors - A Photo to Oil Painting Workshop

Experience the transformation of a simple photo to an artwork!
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (52 ratings)
2,703 students
42min of on-demand video

Learn to visualize a painting based on a photo
Learn to make value sketch and color sketch based on the photo
Learn to prepare an underpainting.
Learn the method of painting with oil colors (or any other opaque medium)


  • Some very basic knowledge of art materials is good to have but not a must.
  • You need interest in learning to paint.


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!

Who this course is for:

  • Everyone interested in creating visual art
  • Everyone interested in painting using oil colors


Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, and Engineer
Mandar Marathe
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 509 Reviews
  • 6,308 Students
  • 42 Courses


My name is Mandar Marathe and I am a Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, and Engineer based at Pune, India. I do paintings, sculptures, illustrations and conduct art workshops. 

Though I have been creating art since childhood, I became a full-time artist in 2011 after 16 years of corporate career and practicing art primarily on weekends. Since then, I devote my full time to my passion of creating art. My paintings are in personal and corporate collections in more than 7 countries.

I also started teaching art in my studio workshops and online courses. In the last 7 years, 7500+ students have attended the same.

Exhibitions Summary:

I have exhibited my paintings and sculptures in 5 solo and 6 group exhibitions in Goa and Pune, India.

Workshops and Online courses:

Conducted 100+ workshops in my studio, IT companies and schools in Pune & Mumbai and 2500+ people attended

Created 22 online courses and these have been taken by 5000+ people from 63+ countries

Corporate Collections of my paintings:

1. Siemens Ltd, Goa
2. L & T Infotech Ltd, Pune
3. Infosys BPO Ltd, Pune

Private Collections of my paintings:
Individuals in Greece, Nigeria, USA, India, UK, Ireland and Hong Kong.

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