Plein Air Essentials - Oil Supplement
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Plein Air Essentials - Oil Supplement

If you've taken the basic Plein Air Essentials course and are an oil painter, then this is the course for you!
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Last updated 1/2013
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the time you finish this course, you should have a good working knowledge of painting in the field with oil.
Requirements
  • To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the "Plein Air Essentials" basics course.
Description

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.

Who this course is for:
  • Every level of painter, from beginner to pro.
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 01:18:42
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:44

(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!

Preview 00:44
+ Advanced Oil Painting Topics
5 lectures 01:08:41

(6 minutes) In this video, you'll learn about my split-primary oil palette and my approach to mixing color.

Preview 05:42

(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.

Preview 04:31

(3 minutes)  In this video, I show how I scrape off my palette, saving the used paint, and how I clean my natural bristle brushes.

Cleaning Up
02:45

(31 minutes) In this video, I demonstrate in-depth a more advanced technique that I call adjusting shape relationshapes.  It's a very useful approach to capturing the qualities of light and shadow in the landscape.

Adjusting Shapes
31:21
One big problem facing the beginning plein air painting is capturing the pattern of light and shadow before it changes.  Usually, the problem is that the painter loses time by  trying not only to discern value but also color, and to mix the color.  By starting off with greys - a monochromatic painting - and then adding color later, the process is broken up into two easilly manageable parts.  By handling the greys first, you can capture the pattern of light and shadow quickly without worrying about color.  You can add color later.
Fixing Light & Shadow by Starting with Grey
24:22
+ Conclusion: An Oil Demonstration
1 lecture 09:18

(9 minutes)  In this video, I demonstrate how I go about creating an oil painting, en plein air.  This is my basic process.  For a more advanced video, check out "Adjusting Shape Relationships" in this course.

Oil Demonstration
09:18