Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory
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Paint with oils or acrylics using a limited or full palette. Also, this course will give anyone an understanding of the procedures that artists use when working in these mediums. An understanding of color theory and how to apply it to painting will also be gained.

Requirements

  • No preliminary knowledge is needed since all aspects of the painting process (including materials) are covered. Materials included eight tubes of paint which can be student level for beginners, medium, and canvas panels or stretched. Total costs can be kept under $100 for beginners.

Description

This painting lesson covers oil/ acrylic painting techniques and color theory. Color mixing, paint application, glazing, scumbling, brushes, mediums, and varnishes are also discussed. Three complete demonstrations on oil/acrylic painting techniques are given each using a complementary color scheme of either blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple. These painting lessons also include discussions on composition and painting approaches using a classical technique, plein air, alla prima, griding, and/or working from photographs.

In this course, three complete demonstrations are performed using examples of different painting approaches used by most artists including two still life compositions and one landscape. The materials needed for this course include a limited palette of six colors ( two each of red, yellow and blue) plus black and white.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone can take this course to gain an understanding of how to paint in oils or acrylics any subject matter. No previous experience is needed since all the basics are covered from the start of a painting to its finish.

Course content

4 sections • 24 lectures • 2h 45m total length
  • Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques
    03:15
  • Painting Video Course Disclaimer
    02:19
  • Painting Class #1: Limited Palette, Primary Colors, Flesh, and Black
    07:20

Instructor

Professional artist and teacher
Donelli DiMaria
  • 3.9 Instructor Rating
  • 4,347 Reviews
  • 124,645 Students
  • 4 Courses

Donelli J. DiMaria is a professional artist and teacher living in Santa Fe, NM. He has shown his paintings and drawings through out the US for the past twenty years in numerous galleries and juried/invited arts shows. Over the past four years, he has been in 14 group museum shows and has his work published in the "Artist's Magazine", "American Art Collector", and in "The Best of Portrait Painting" (North Light Books). He has been actively teaching the "Reilly" drawing and painting techniques for the past six years.