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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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2012 English

Course 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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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

Section 1: Step-by-Step Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Principles
03:15
The lectures and demonstrations are summarized in sequence in this introduction to to this video lecture series on oil/acrylic painting techniques.
02:19

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

07:20

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.

Section 2: Brass Still Life - Classical Technique
06:23

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.

07:31

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. 

05:00

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.

06:09

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.

03:44

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. 

06:01

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.

08:12

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.

05:42

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

04:21

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.

06:00

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.

Section 3: Apple Still Life - Alla Prima Technique
10:46

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.

09:14

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.

12:22

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.

07:50

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.

10:00

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) .

08:40

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

Section 4: Landscape - Plein Air Technique
07:31

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.

05:14

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.

05:42

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.

08:03

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.

08:36

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.

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Instructor Biography

Donelli DiMaria, 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.

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