Oil Painting Courses

Learn more about Oil Painting

Oil paints, unlike acrylic and watercolors, are difficult to work with because they take a long time to dry. The chemistry behind the blending must be perfect, and the proper finish is very hard to achieve. However, when done correctly, very few paint types appear as beautiful as oil paint does. Mastered by the greatest professional artists, oil paintings allow for a depth of color, demonstration of perspective, and vividness of brushstrokes unmatched by other techniques. By taking oil painting classes on Udemy, you will learn to paint depictions of still life, landscapes, portraits, and many other fine art techniques. Whether you take a course for leisure or have aspirations to become the next Picasso, you will not regret taking an oil painting class on Udemy.

Frequently asked questions
Oil painting is the process of applying colored pigments mixed with linseed oil to a support such as canvas. In oil paints, the amount of colored pigment and the consistency of the color are integral to a high-quality finished painting. Oil paints have a thick, buttery texture that can be thinned out or diluted using turpentine. Since oil paint takes a while to dry, it’s perhaps the most forgiving medium. The artist can return to their painting the following day to work on the same area without consequence. Also, artists can apply oil paint in thin, almost translucent layers. This results in a completed painting that appears luminous with bold, rich hues, as was the desired effect of Old Master painters. In modern times, artists have pushed the boundaries of the oil medium further. Some painters will apply thick, textured layers of impasto paint with a palette knife. Some will pour paints directly onto the support or even “stain” the raw canvas with thinned paint.