COMPLETE GUIDE TO REALISTIC OIL PAINTING
In this course, split into 10 parts, you will learn the very basic foundations of painting in oil.
Focusing on a very classical technique, you will be able to understand the secrets behind realistic painting, and then you will able to paint anything you want using this method.
You will become confident in the full process of creating a painting, from preparing the support to the finer details.
I have chosen a magnolia branch as the subject for our painting, taking inspiration from some beautiful botanical prints from the past.
By the end of the course you will have a clear understanding of the technique I used, be able to produce a realistic oil painting, and to take that next step on your career path as a painter.
Resources available to download:
- Magnolia branch pencil drawing
Part 1: Starting Point
- Oil Painting Creation Flowchart
- How to clean brushes after painting
- Collecting References
Part 2: Making a Drawing
- Making the sketch
- Making the drawing
Part 3: Prepping for Painting
- Priming the surface
- Toning the surface
- Tracing the Drawing
Part 4: Making an Underpainting
- Making the Underpainting
Part 5: Before Painting a Grisaille
- Difference between opaque and transparent colours
- Shading Exercise
Part 6: Painting a Grisaille
- Grisaille – Branch
- Grisaille – Leaves
- Grisaille – Blossoms and Seeds
- Grisaille – Flowers
- Painting the Background
Part 7: Refining a Grisaille
- Defining the Grisaille
- Passing a Retouching Varnish
- Recap and Conclusion
Part 8: Glazing **** CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION ***
Part 9: Adding Final Details *** CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION ***
Part 10: Finalising the Painting *** CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION **