An Online Workshop to Help YOU Master the Basics of Oil Painting – Even If You’ve Never Painted Before
What do you think about when we mention “oil painting”? The masterpieces that hang in galleries and museums?
How does that make you feel? Intimidated? Terrified? Thinking that oil is way out of your comfort zone that you wouldn’t even bother?
Or perhaps you’re also worried about the mess, smell and using it around young children?
Well, read on! I’ve got good news for you!
1. We have easy access to a wide range of eco-friendly and safe oil painting supplies.
I’m a single mother of two little children, and we share our family room as my studio. As you can see in the photo, I have my trays with wheels, and I simply move things around depending on who’s using the room at the time. I use Gamblin’s oil mediums, which is totally safe and does not smell at all, and you can get it from Dick Blick or your local art supplies store.
I’ll walk through the supplies list with you in detail in the workshop. And as soon as you sign up, you’ll receive a copy of the “Oil Painting Medium Cheat Sheet”. It clears away your confusion about oil painting medium, and will help you make the right choice for your painting needs.
2. The traditional oil painting method is actually quite easy and the best way for beginners to learn about color, drawing and painting.
The traditional method can be summarized as: starting with a drawing, in charcoal or graphite -> then moving on to monochrome layers of paint -> finally add transparent layers of colors.
Painting in this way allows you to work your drawings, value relationships (i.e. light vs. dark), and mixing colors, one at a time and step by step. This way, you don’t have to worry about everything all at once, and you won’t feel overwhelmed.
3. This multi-media course will help you get comfortable with oil painting so you can go on to explore this most wonderful art medium.
This course is divided into 5 modules, each explains and demonstrates a specific stage in the painting process. Each module has two to three videos, demonstrating, step-by-step, how I recreated this masterpiece of “Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Vermeer.
We’ll start from learning about the palette/colors the master himself used, then moving on to the painting stages the master himself would undertake.
By the end of the workshop, if you’ve followed along, you’ll have recreated your own “Girl with the Pearl Earring”. Or use the same multi-layered glazing method to create a masterpiece of your own! You will not be intimidated by oil anymore.
How much is the course?
It’s only AUD$39, which is about USD$28.
What Students Say?
— Rula Darwazeh
“I’m a huge Vermeer fan, but when I first read that it was ‘oil painting’, my heart dropped. Because I’ve heard all the horror stories about it taking long to dry etc., and I had no idea what supplies we needed. But Lucy was great at guiding me through it all. And very step of the way, she was right there to offer help and support, despite being thousands of kilometers away. My ‘Girl’ is very proudly framed on my entry hall wall and I’m very proud of my first oil painting. I would definitely Lucy’s course to anyone, even brand new oil painters like me.”
— Kim Hine
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need previous experience to take this course?
No. Whether you’ve had experience painting in another medium such as water color or acrylic, or you have never ever painted before, this course will help you get comfortable with oil painting.
What supplies do I need for the course?
Gamblin’s Gamsol, linseed oil, a palette, a stretched canvas of no bigger than 12″x12″, and the following colors of oil painting: Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Lemon (or Cadmium Yellow Light), Cadmium Red Light, Quiancridone Red (or Permanent Alizarin Crimson), Flake White Replacement (or Titanium White). Plus an optional of Ivory Black (but not compulsory).
What if I get behind?
No worries. Work at your own pace because you’ll have forever access.
What support do I get?
You can share and post your work in our Facebook group, or email your questions to me directly.
Do I have to join the Facebook group?
No. But it’s a really nice way to share your work and connect with other artists.
Can I sell my work created during the workshop?
Of course! Oil painting has been in existence for hundreds and hundreds of years? Who can stop you from selling your own oil paintings?
Do I need high speed Internet?
Can I view the class on my iPad?
Yes. The course website is compatible on all mobile devices, PC and Mac.
Once I sign up for the course, can I change my mind?
There is no refund.