If you looking for a short and fun painting course that will teach you all the basics of painting a beautiful landscape then From Acrylics to Oil Painting in Five Easy Steps is the right course for you. This course is designed to be a step-by-step introduction to oil painting. It is also a great way to get an understanding of the difference between acrylic and oil painting. Read on to find out more about this course and what it covers .
Facing the Challenge of Oils
Over the years many are students have spoken to me about their concerns with oil painting. The most pressing concerns involve the use of oil paint and how their paintings always end up in a muddy mess. For many artists these first experiences are a turn off from oil painting. However painting with oils is not as difficult as many artists fear. I firmly believe that with a correct approach painting in oils can be enjoyed very quickly.
Many of these artists are already painting very well with acrylic paint but want to experiment with oils as well. There is a significant difference between the appearance of oil paints and acrylics although there are ways, of course, to make acrylics look more painterly. The truth is most beginners and many intermediate artist painting in acrylics are using student acrylic paint and the intensity of color very often is not the same as with oil paints.
Why Combine Oils with Acrylics?
If you are looking for intense color or significant light dark contrast then the richness of oil paints can make a big difference. But there are parts of the painting that you do not want the colors to be as intense. The dark sand grey areas of the painting play an important role in making the more colorful parts of the painting stand out. These more subdued parts of the painting can be comfortably left in acrylics while you layer on the juicy oil paint in those areas of the painting you want to emphasize. Working in this fashion your confidence with oil paints will increase the more you practice.
I put together this course to follow a structured step-by-step approach to create a landscape painting using acrylics and then completing the painting in oils. This underpainting method has been around for a very long time. However many beginners are uncertain about painting with oils over acrylics. Will the painting still be called an oil painting? Will the oils surface be secure over the acrylics? Follow lessons and there will be nothing to worry about. Painting over dry acrylic paint is in fact a very nice painting surface to work on.
I've also included lessons in this course covering some basic elements of painting such as composition and the use of light and dark passages to create impactful paintings. You can then commence with the painting itself in a step-by-step fashion and the result will be a lovely landscape painting. I also supply the reference photograph for you to work from and by the end of the course you will have gained some important knowledge about how to use oil paint.
Cost Effective Way to Learn
This course is also designed for basic painting materials so you don't have to spend a lot of money on acquiring you art materials. You will probably have all of the necessary items already and whatever you do acquire will serve you well in the future.
I created this course to encourage beginners to have a go with oil painting. I've also included a nice little discount for your benefit in the link below. Have a closer look at the course and if you feel up to jumping into the wonderful world of oil painting them this is a great way to do it.
Malcolm Dewey: Artist. Country: South Africa