Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory
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Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory
4.4 (567 ratings)
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20,124 students enrolled
Created by Donelli DiMaria
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
02:45:55
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Step-by-Step Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Principles
3 Lectures 12:54
The lectures and demonstrations are summarized in sequence in this introduction to to this video lecture series on oil/acrylic painting techniques.
Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques
03:15

This is a disclaimer for nudity contained in this video course and some motion due to use of a hand held camera.

Painting Video Course Disclaimer
02:19

This is the first in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting. This video covers primary colors, limited pallette, warm and cool colors, and color mixing to get flesh and various blacks.

Painting Class #1: Limited Palette, Primary Colors, Flesh, and Black
07:20
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Brass Still Life - Classical Technique
10 Lectures 59:03

This is the second in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the initial stages of  of an underpainting of a still life using a "classical" painting approach.

Painting Class #2 :Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
06:23

This is the third in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video continues with the underpainting for a classical still life by incorporating more darks. 

Painting Class #3: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
07:31

This is the fourth in a series of instructional videos on oil/arcylic painting techniques. This video continues with the underpainting of a "classical" still life by adding the mid-tones and lights.

Painting Class #4: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
05:00

This is the fifth in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers mixing secondary colors (orange, green, and purple) from primary colors (red, yellow, and blue). Also, this video covers mixing tertiary colors from these primary and secondary colors.

Painting Class #5: Secondary/Tertiary Colors and Color Wheel
06:09

This is the sixth in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers mixing shades and tints from six primary colors plus green by adding black and white, respectively. 

Painting Class #6: Shades and Tints
03:44

Seventh in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video continues with the overpainting of the still life setup of the brass samovar and cups.

Painting Class #7: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
06:01

Eighth in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video continues with the overpainting of the still life setup with the brass samovar and cups.

Painting Class #8: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
08:12

This is the ninth in a seies of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers impressionistic color theroy.

Painting Class #9:Complimentary Colors and Impressionism
05:42

Tenth in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the value of various colors and the finishing techniques of glazing and scumbling.

Painting Class #10: Value, Glazing, and Scumbling
04:21

Eleventh in a series of instructional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the final stages of finishing a painting of a classical still life setup using glazing and scumbling techniques.

Painting Class #11: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
06:00
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Apple Still Life - Alla Prima Technique
6 Lectures 58:52

Twelfth in a series of instuctional videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the initial stages of an apple still life in red and green starting with an "alla prima" technique.

Painting Class #12: Color First Demo (Apples)
10:46

Thirteenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video continues with the painting of an apple still life in red and green using paint buildup and color mixing with an "alla prima" technique.

Painting Class #13: Color First Demo (Apples)
09:14

Fourteenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers composition with examples from finished oil paintings by D. J. DiMaria.

Painting Class #14: Composition and Examples
12:22

Fifteenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video continues with the painting of an apple still life in red and green using bright over dull color theory and overpainting with opaque paint to correct.

Painting Class #15: Color First Demo (Apples)
07:50

Sixteenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video finishes the painting of an apple still life in red and green using paint texturing and edge softening techniques (with fan brushes) .

Painting Class #16: Color First Demo (Apples)
10:00

Seventeenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers mediums, varnishs, brushes, and canvas signature.

Painting Class #17: Mediums, Varnishes, Brushes, Signiture
08:40
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Landscape - Plein Air Technique
5 Lectures 35:06

Eighteenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the initial stages of a plein air landscape painting with the complementary colors of yellow and purple.

Painting Class #18: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
07:31

Ninteenth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the darker-color paint-build-up stages of a plein air landscape with yellow and purple.

Painting Class #19: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
05:14

Twentieth in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video continues with the painting demonstration of a plein air landscape in the complementary colors of yellow and purple.

Painting Class #20: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
05:42

Twenty first in a series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the grid technique and working from photographs on larger, more complicated pieces.

Painting Class #21: Griding and Working from Photos
08:03

Twenty second in series of educational videos on oil/acrylic painting techniques. This video covers the final stages of a plein air landscape painting with the complementary colors of yellow and purple.

Painting Class #22: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
08:36
About the Instructor
Donelli   DiMaria
4.3 Average rating
1,763 Reviews
62,707 Students
4 Courses
Professional artist and teacher

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.