Even the old masters worked diligently to enhance their oil painting techniques. Discover new oil painting lessons and tips as we share the best of the best…
British artist Louis Turpin makes oil paintings that bring the experience of being in a garden right onto the gallery wall. He recreates the luscious colors of blooms and foliage in English gardens in vibrant layers of paint while rendering forms, from flowers to leaves to trees, with graphic clarity.
Painting rocks and other natural subjects is a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. ✨ Contrasts can consist of lights and darks, large and small areas, and sharp edges, lost edges, and all edges in-between. Albert Handell takes us those his top tips for painting rocks in oil.
🎨 Would you ever weave your own likeness into the storylines of historical figures — and if so, who would you choose? Merging her own image with the likeness of historical women painters, Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso pays homage to her heroines. Here’s how. Pictured here: "Varo’s Moon (Self-Portrait Homage To Remedios Varo)" (oil on linen, 40×40) by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso
Join artist Judith Kudlow in her Spanish Harlem atelier for lessons on how to paint in a realistic style using the sight-size method. You'll learn how to set up a still life and make one-to-one size measurements based on the size your eyes actually see and translate that quickly and easily to the page. Finally, Judith will demonstrate the painting itself, using each pass through the painting to create an accurate, realistic still life of green apples and a pitcher against a purple background.
Since a cloud can be any shape at all, it makes the perfect subject for practicing your oil painting techniques! In this video with Julie Gilbert Pollard, you'll start with a lesson on value, learning how to mix lights and darks to give your clouds form. Then, follow along step by step to block in and develop the cloud and sky shapes, applying your oil paint from thin to thick to create a colorful sunset, complete with a silver lining!
In this video workshop, you'll learn great oil painting techniques for creating a stormy ocean scene and a sunny, sea-sun soaked day. This art lesson focuses on showing you everything you need to know about painting a complete seascape. You'll learn to paint water and sky filled with drama, mood and color. #oilpainting #seascapes
Learn how to paint animals in oils using brushwork and color mixing tips from wildlife artist Pip McGarry. In this art video, you'll start with a quick sketch of a group of meerkats to pick up tips for capturing the unique traits of animals. Then, follow along with a step-by-step demonstration to paint a rhino in oils, capturing its varied textures and colors. You'll also love learning composition techniques and tricks for capturing beautiful backgrounds for your animal paintings. #oilpainting
How to Clean an Oil Painting Learning how to care for your paintings once they dry is an important part of the studio process. Oil or acrylic paintings are better protected when they are varnished, which is also important to bring out sunken darks once the medium has dried. But learning how to clean an oil painting is quite a simple task and another way to protect your work. #oilpainting #arthacks #artistsnetwork #myartistsnetwork
Learn Oils Quickly with Hazel Soan, Streaming Video In this video workshop, artist Hazel Soan shows you how to get started painting with oils. And if you're already familiar with the medium, you'll love her oil painting techniques to freshen up your skills so you can be bold and spontaneous with your paintings! #oilpainting #paintingtutorials
#ArtistHQ: Joshua LaRock Puts An Old-World Touch on Contemporary Art This edition of Artist HQ spotlights Joshua LaRock, an internationally recognized figurative artist whose portraiture and figurative works offer an ode to the Old Masters but with contemporary flair. He has exhibited across the U.S., Europe and China, and was part of the Salmagundi Club's American Masters show. #figurativeart #artistprofiles