Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory
29 reviews
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  • 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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Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory
29 reviews

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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.

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

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Step-by-Step Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Principles
  • 1
    Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques
    03:15
    The lectures and demonstrations are summarized in sequence in this introduction to to this video lecture series on oil/acrylic painting techniques.
  • 2
    Painting Class #1: Limited Palette, Primary Colors, Flesh, and Black
    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.

  • 3
    Painting Class #2 :Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
    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.

  • 4
    Painting Class #3: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
    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. 

  • 5
    Painting Class #4: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
    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.

  • 6
    Painting Class #5: Secondary/Tertiary Colors and Color Wheel
    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.

  • 7
    Painting Class #6: Shades and Tints
    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. 

  • 8
    Painting Class #7: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
    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.

  • 9
    Painting Class #8: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
    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.

  • 10
    Painting Class #9:Complimentary Colors and Impressionism
    05:43

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

  • 11
    Painting Class #10: Value, Glazing, and Scumbling
    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.

  • 12
    Painting Class #11: Classical Painting Demo (Brass Still Life)
    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.

  • 13
    Painting Class #12: Color First Demo (Apples)
    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.

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

  • 15
    Painting Class #14: Composition and Examples
    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.

  • 16
    Painting Class #15: Color First Demo (Apples)
    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.

  • 17
    Painting Class #16: Color First Demo (Apples)
    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) .

  • 18
    Painting Class #17: Mediums, Varnishes, Brushes, Signiture
    08:41

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

  • 19
    Painting Class #18: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
    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.

  • 20
    Painting Class #19: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
    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.

  • 21
    Painting Class #20: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
    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.

  • 22
    Painting Class #21: Griding and Working from Photos
    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.

  • 23
    Painting Class #22: Plein Air Demo (Fall Landscape)
    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)
  • 24
    Oil Painting Demo - Figurative (Twins and Women of War)
    01:55

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

  • 25
    Oil Painting Demo - Landscape/Cityscape (Cathedral St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe NM)
    01:54

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

  • 26
    Oil Painting Demo - Draped Nude (African Drum)
    02:05

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

  • 27
    Oil Painting Demo - Frontal Nude (Persian Rug)
    02:32

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

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REVIEWS

  • _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