HOW TO PAINT - the absolute basics
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- How to paint using oil or acrylic paint - the basic principles and techniques
- Canvas. paint brushes, palette, oil or acrylic paints, a piece of fruit and a cup
This foundation course will teach you the essential principles of acrylic and oil painting. Using a very simple still life you will be guided step by step through the process with explanations and videos of the key principles which you can then later apply to your own preferred style of painting.
The whole process, step by step:
3. Tone (light and dark)
4. Earth colours
5. Pure colours
6. Warm and cool
7. Add details
8. Highlights and finishing touches
- Beginners - no experience necessary.
Learn how to sketch. Sketching means drawing without going into detail. Doing one sketch on top of another trains you to explore different compositions/ideas on the canvas. This is a very important skill, as whatever you decide in this stage is what you are committed to for however long the painting takes.
Learn how to make sure that proportions are correct. This skill is especially important when painting from life, but also important in terms of checking that everything fits on the canvas in the way that you want. Because there are still no details, it is still easy to change the position or scale of objects or shapes.