Plein Air Essentials - Oil Supplement
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- By the time you finish this course, you should have a good working knowledge of painting in the field with oil.
- To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the "Plein Air Essentials" basics course.
The Oil Supplement builds upon the basics explained in the Plein Air Essentials basic course. Here, you'll learn about my choices for oil color (split-primary palette) and how to mix color; how to manage your palette and clean up when done; how to handle a brush; and finally, watch two demonstrations of painting oil in the field. I also go over my more advanced technique of adjusting shape relationships.
New to Plein Air Painting?
Or just looking to take your plein air painting to the next level? Whether you paint in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor or some other medium, you'll find help in these videos, authored by artist Michael Chesley Johnson.You'll also find plein air painting workshops and plein air painting instruction.
Looking for a workshop?
Michael teaches two programs. Paint The Southwest offers two workshops in Sedona, Arizona, in fall and spring. It also offers a private, one-on-one intensive program based at Michael's studio in New Mexico. Plein Air Painting Maine offers workshops in July and August in Lubec, Maine. Both are great places for a plein air painting experience. Michael specializes in small-size workshops He also teaches elsewhere in the US and Canada.
- Every level of painter, from beginner to pro.
(1 minute) In the oil supplement to the Plein Air Essentials course, I cover a lot of material - color mixing and my split-complementary palette, brush handling and how to create a variety of strokes, and how to clean up the palette and your brushes. I also include an oil demonstration showing my basic technique, and finally, as a bonus, I include a half-hour demonstration on my more advanced technique of adjusting shape relationships. If you've taken the basic Plein Air Essentials course and are an oil painter, then this supplementary course is for you!
(6 minutes) In this video, you'll learn about my split-primary oil palette and my approach to mixing color.
(4 1/2 minutes) In this video, I show you how I handle my brush (natural bristle flat) and the variety of strokes I can get with it.