An Oil Painting Demonstration
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8 Hours Of Video Content
Learn New Skills Along The Way
Follow the creation of a small oil painting
From start to finish
[ The course is] excellent so far. Really like the subtitles indicating the colours used . Learnt more about how to apply thinly by stumbling the paint layer by layer without losing the underpainting colours.
I just finished watching your video demonstration and I thought it was excellent. I also enjoy following your blog posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise in such inspiring ways. And thank you for inviting us into your studio with this video.
I feel so much more confident with oils now, it's opened up a whole new world!
It really is fascinating, and so instructive, to watch a painting grow from the first few searching brushstrokes through to the final refining touches. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Watch the Trailer
10 Sections with 8 hours of video. Watch in your own time, at your own pace, watch and re-watch whenever you like.
Extra articles on colour, brushes, and some thoughts on shapes, materials list and more.
A unique look behind the scenes of my studio practice.
Is this Right for You?
Who is this For?
For those who want to have a look behind the scenes and get detailed access to how I go about creating a painting.
For those who want to improve their painting skills; hobbyists and serious amateurs, beginning professionals.
Who is this not For?
This is not a 'how to paint' course for total beginners, although I will discuss some of the basics
There are no lessons, homework assignments nor private tuition.
What will you learn?
I will share the process of painting from the first brush mark to the final framing. Along the way we will touch upon topics such as which materials I use, how I create an underpainting and I will discuss these as and when they come along. More in-depth topics are placement, colour, how to work from large shapes towards smaller shapes and fine detail. These topics will be discussed in separate introductions to the videos.
There is 8 hour of video footage, for most of which you can watch over my shoulder while I paint. Here and there I provide a voice-over explaining what I am doing and why. At other times there is quiet music while you can watch the painting develop.
You will learn how value, colour, edges, temperature and chroma plays a constant part in the development of my paintings. You will learn there is not so much a step-by step system to my painting method. We won’t go from stage one to stage two, but we will work on all painting concepts at the same time, throughout our painting time.
You will see how it is very easy to paint without any medium or solvent
There is no distracting music while I talk. There is only some quiet music when I am not talking. You can choose to mute the music if you prefer.
Each lesson will have some text files with it, some longer than others, I hope they will provide additional extra information. For example there are extra articles on brushes, my palette and paint brands.
Contents of the Course
A short text file welcoming you to the course
- Video 9 mins: What are we doing in this course?
Some practical talk on how my materials and set up
- Text: Materials list
- Video 4 mins: How I start on a blank canvas.
- Video 35 mins: Starting out.
- Video 13 mins: How to tackle colour and what to look out for.
- Video 1hr 5mins: I am starting to add more colour to my painting.
- Text: Article on how to see chroma, value and temperature in colours.
5. Form and Shape
- Video 5mins: How to see shapes and work from big to small shapes.
- Video 1hr 5mins: My painting is starting to become more detailed when I put smaller shapes in place.
- Video 2hrs 6mins: I am working into more and more small shapes and detail and will need smaller brushes.
- Text: Article on brush choices.
7. Refinement and Adjustments
- Video 1hr 20mins: I go over my painting again and again, looking for areas to refine.
8. Finishing Touches
- Video 52mins: Painting slows down as I look for areas to finish to perfection, leaving nothing unresolved.
9. Sign, Varnish and Frame
- Video 6mins: When all done I sign, varnish and frame the painting!
10. Thank You
- video 2mins: Some final words
A total of 8 hours of video
Is this a course or a demonstration?
This is a painting demonstration with commentary, introductions and structured topic discussions. So perhaps an ‘educational demonstration’ ?
So, how does this course work?
When you click the ‘watch now’ button you are taken to the check out page on Teachable (an online platform for courses, where my ’school’ is located). You can pay there and then, and you will get access to the ‘curriculum’ straight away.
How do I log into the course?
When you enroll in a course, you’ll receive an email confirmation that contains a link to the course. You can use this link to open your course, or you can type the school or course page URL into the address bar of your web browser. This article will explain a lot.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? The course will remain available for as long as I will keep it live. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer personal tuition with the course?
No, this course is something you can watch in your own time. If you feel inspired to get painting yourself I would be delighted to hear it, but I do not offer personal critiques or tuition with this course.
Can we interact with other students?
Join my new Facebook group where we will have weekly critiques, lots of tips and advice and discussions going on.
Can I turn the music off?
In each video two asterisks ** will appear whenever a voice-over starts or ends. When you see the asterisks you can mute or unmute the video and so only hear the voice over and keep the rest of the videos quiet.
Is there a commentary throughout?
Almost every section has a short introduction in which I explain what I am going to do in the next part. During the demo videos I talk now and then but there are many hours of just quiet music (which you can mute if you prefer).
How long is this course?
There is a total of 8 hours of video and additional articles.
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