Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory
  • Lectures 27
  • Video 3 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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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.

What are the requirements?

  • No preliminary knowledge needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 27 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  • Paint with oils or acrylics any subject

What is the target audience?

  • Students at any level

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.
07:21

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.

06:24

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. 

05:01

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.

06:10

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.

03:45

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. 

06:02

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.

05:43

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

04:22

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.

06:01

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.

10:47

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.

09:15

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.

12:23

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.

07:51

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.

10:01

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) .

08:41

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

07:32

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.

05:15

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.

05:43

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.

Section 2: Classical Technique: Oil Paintings Demonstrations (Step-by-Step)
01:55

 Two oil painting demonstrations of figurative pieces broken done into 6 steps with description using classical techniques.

01:54

Step-by-step oil painting demonstration using classical techniques of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, NM.

02:05

Step-by-step oil painting demonstration of a seated nude with an African drum using classical techniques. 

02:32

Oil painting demonstration of a seated nude on a Persian rug using classical techniques.

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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    • _fly_

    The Colour Theory explanations are great

    The Colour theory with this course was excellent. The explanations during the painting on how/what colours were mixed was also good. I think that's the main part I will take away (and come back to) from this course.

    • Dawn Melka

    just cant watch it

    I feel bad giving it only two stars when I have not watched it but its just to shaky and imposable to focus on what he is saying.

    • Heather Tyter

    Thank you for a great Course

    I studied life drawing and painting years ago and loved every minute of it. This course is very accurate and convincing. The knowledge displayed by Donelli is excellent and very much like what I learn't, so I would encourage any artist to take careful note of every detail. It is important to practice all the skills over and over. I would like to see the notes displayed in the videos also be included as notes to go with each video in the download section. They are extremely valuable and helpful. Some talking and other distractions in the videos just make the lessons more convincing and just like being there.

    • Gary Decker

    COUGH by camera man

    Course is very good BUT if Nick is the one with the cough......HE NEEDS TO MOVE where he isn't as much of a distraction. He might also see a doctor...I'm glad I course was free for it was a good example of what would be offered in future courses. The distractions over road the substance of the course and this was to bad. I personally won't pay for this quality.

    • Elaine Montalto

    Another great course, really helpful demonstrations and techniques

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