Oil Painting Master Series
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Oil Painting Master Series

A complete course for artists wishing to get started with oil painting or further their skills and knowledge.
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4.5 (84 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2014
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to choose the right materials, their properties, and how to use them in oil painting
  • How to prepare a support – boards, stretching, and preparing canvas
  • How to layout your palette and mix complex colors
  • How to make your own oil paints from pure pigment
  • Pre-painting fundamentals
  • The secret to blending oil paint to create smooth transitions of value and color
  • How to create an underpainting
  • How to glaze color over an underpainting using the “Old Masters” technique
  • How to paint directly using observed colors
  • How to paint on a toned surface to create dramatic contrast
  • How to paint folded cloth
  • How to paint realistic clouds
  • How to paint a representational portrait
  • How to paint Alla Prima (Wet into Wet)
  • How to use a knife to create Impasto effects in a painting
  • How to paint as an Impressionist
  • How to approach a Non-Traditional painting (Non-Objective, Abstract)
  • The secrets to creating reflection and transparency with oils
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Requirements
  • Some materials will be required to participate
  • Bristle brushes
  • Oil paints
  • palette
  • Canvas
  • Masonite panel
  • Oil medium (solvent)
  • Painting knives
  • Rags
  • Gesso (optional)
Description

Oil Painting Master Series is a course designed to guide students into the world of oil painting by clearly illustrating and explaining materials and a variety of painting techniques. You will not only learn how to paint with oils, but also how to prepare a palette, choose brushes, mix colors, prepare a support and more.

Modules are carefully planned in a chronological order, so that concepts build gradually. Videos are complemented with illustrated, downloadable eBooks to address multiple learning styles.

The course consists of over 3 hours of video content segmented into 19 modules that include 17 eBooks totaling 114 pages.

Who is the target audience?
  • No previous experience or knowledge is required
  • This course is for absolutely anyone!
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
03:17:48
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Oil Painting Basics
4 Lectures 35:27

An introduction to the course that includes which concepts will be covered and what materials will be required.

Preview 03:06

Description: A look at preparing a support for painting. Concepts include stretching a canvas, applying gesso, and preparing panel.

Suggested Materials: Canvas or linen, masonite panel, gesso, stretcher bars, staple gun, 1-3″ brush, stretcher pliers, rubber hammer, rags or paper towels.

Materials - Part 1
10:56

Description: A look at preparing a palette, creating your own oil paint from pigment, and the brushes that are typically used for oil painting.

Suggested Materials: Plate of glass, masking or painter’s tape, assorted brushes, white paper, cardboard. (optional materials include: pigment, linseed oil)

Materials - Part 2
07:22

Description: A look at adding paint to a palette, arranging warm and cool primaries, mixing secondaries, and using medium.

Suggested Materials: Palette and palette knife, turpentine, linseed oil, paper towel or rags, oil colors: Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Ivory Black, Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue, Mars Yellow, and Venetian Red

Pre-Painting Fundamentals
14:03
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Oil Painting Techniques
5 Lectures 53:56

Description: A look at isolating values in a painting and using the “stitch method” to blend smooth transitions of tone.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas board or stretched canvas, Ivory Black and Titanium White oil paint, bristle brushes, and a soft brush (sable or nylon)

Preview 12:32

Description: A look at establishing relative values and composition through a quick and loose underpainting.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas board or stretched canvas, Ivory Black and Titanium White oil paint, bristle brushes, medium or solvent.

Underpainting
06:40

Description: A look at adding transparent glazes to an underpainting.

Suggested Materials: Palette, completed underpainting, Indian Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, bristle brush, nylon or sable brush, and medium.

Indirect Painting
11:15

Description: A look at creating a painting with direct applications of observed colors and values.

Suggested Materials: Palette, stiff bristle brushes, A coffee mug or simple object, card stock or cardboard, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, and medium.

Direct Painting
11:18

Description: A look at creating a painting on a toned surface.

Suggested Materials: Palette, stiff bristle brushes, a simple object, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black, acrylic paint (for toned ground) and medium.

Painting on a Toned Ground
12:11
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Selected Subjects
9 Lectures 01:46:02

Description: A look at painting cloth by noticing simple geometric shapes.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, stiff bristle brushes, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, and medium.

Painting Cloth
14:46

Description: A look at painting clouds in a oil landscape.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, stiff bristle brushes, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Phthalo Blue, and medium.

Painting Clouds
09:09

Description: Part 1 of an oil portrait study. This module takes a look at establishing locations of facial features through the creation of an underpainting.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, stiff bristle brushes, Umber oil paint, medium, photo reference or live model.

Portrait Study From Life Part 1
06:48

Description: Part 2 of an oil portrait study. This module takes a look at adding local tones and values to complete a portrait sketch.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, stiff bristle brushes, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, medium, a photo reference or live model.

Portrait Study From Life Part 2
19:55

Description: A look at the technique of layering wet applications of oil paint in order to mix and adjust tonalities directly on the painting surface.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, stiff bristle brushes, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, and medium.

Wet Into Wet
10:12

Description: A look at creating a highly-textured painting by applying thick layers of paint with a painting knife.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, painting knife, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Indian Red, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White.

Still Life Painting with a Knife
13:42

Description: A look at painting with oils using an Impressionistic approach to color and brushstrokes.

Suggested Materials: Palette, canvas, bristle brushes, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, and medium.

Painting in the Impressionist Style
11:32

Description: A look at painting with a non-traditional approach. Non-objective painting is explored in this demonstration.

Suggested Materials: Plastic wrapping, a floor trowel, brayer (roller), a toy car, large tip black marker, painter’s tape, a painting knife, assorted paint colors, and medium.

Non-Traditional Painting
06:15

Description: A look at creating the illusion of transparency and reflection through a demonstration of a painting of a glass of water.

Suggested Materials: Bristle brushes, large soft sable or goat hair brush, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Phthalo Blue, oil paint medium

Painting Transparency
13:43
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:23

Description: A final word on oil painting.

Conclusion
02:23
About the Instructor
Matthew Fussell
4.5 Average rating
2,225 Reviews
22,900 Students
6 Courses
Illustrator and Educator

Hi, I am an illustrator and educator. As the founder and instructor at TheVirtualInstructor (website), I am able to help thousands of people all over the world realize their dreams of creating quality art. My illustrations have been featured in numerous publications and my work can be found in many private collections. Although I am an illustrator, my true passion in life is teaching. I have been teaching for over ten years and I am lucky to have helped so many people achieve their goals of creating art.

Ashley Bane Hurst
4.5 Average rating
122 Reviews
1,243 Students
3 Courses
Artist and Educator

Ashley Bane Hurst is the Visual Art Department Chair at a public arts magnet school. He received his B.F.A. in 2002. Since that time Ashley has participated in numerous shows, executed figure paintings and portrait commissions in oil paint, pastel, charcoal and sepia and been recognized in the national Arts for the Parks contest for landscape painting. Ashley has also completed freelance illustrations and designs for production. Ashley enjoys creating a variety of art but he enjoys seeing others grow in their own art just as much. He has been teaching drawing and painting for ten years in the classroom and is excited about sharing his instruction through OilPaintingMasterSeries.com. He currently resides in North Carolina, USA with his wife Nicole, two children, Ruby and Roman, and their dog's Chloe and Bear