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How To Oil Paint

How To Oil Paint

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How To Oil Paint

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57 minutes
Jun 24, 2012


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If you are creative and you love to paint, then this guide can help you learn to express yourself through oil painting. New painters need to know the secrets of how to paint in the oil medium, and this guide will help your artsy soul to learn more and more. This guide can make you an expert in painting with oils. You will no longer fear oil painting and you will be able to paint the most complex compositions.

This guide can help you learn different oil painting techniques, understand the tools to paint, and help you appreciate the importance of elements and principles of art and design.

• Paint the painting which you have never thought you could paint.
• Learn the easiest steps to make a wonderful painting.
• Surprise everyone by painting for your home or friends.
• Learn the secrets to painting to express your feelings.
• Start creating masterpieces in no time.
• Release your stress by painting.
• Paint and express with oil paints.
• With the help of creating oil paintings, you can communicate with large group of people.
• Address individual, psychological and social issues by playing with colors.
• Make your surroundings beautiful by experimenting with oil paints.

This guide is a step by step learning process and by the time you reach the end of this guide you will feel confident to paint with oil. Read it and feel the distinction.

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How To Oil Paint

Your Step By Step Guide To Oil Painting

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Preparation and Getting Started with Oils

Chapter 2 Painting Techniques

Chapter 3 Demonstration of Scumbling and Glazing

Chapter 4 Learn to paint with Underpainting Technique

Chapter 5 Expression with Alla Prima

Chapter 6 Revealing the Secrets of Sgraffito

Chapter 7 Impasto Demonstration

Chapter 8 Paintography – Get Creative!


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Art isn’t just a skill, it’s a passion! If you are a painter, or looking to become a painter, you are without a doubt creative. This guide will show you how to get started oil painting at home. To get the best results, read this guide carefully and follow the steps.

Oil painting is a very versatile way to paint. As a painter, it gives you freedom to use as many techniques as you wish. Oil painting is a type of painting that can be corrected or changed even after completion. For example, if you have completed a painting with full red color spread evenly over the canvas, you can add in red strokes by movement of the brush and excess paint over the painting to give the painting a little texture.

Different compositions can be used to paint in oil. Color and understanding strokes can help an artist create extremely interesting and eye-catching paintings. Oil is such a multipurpose medium that even single-color paintings can be made interesting once you fully learn it. Artists can even make neutral colored paintings that have a wow factor.

Oil painting can be combined with acrylic painting, charcoal sketches, and other material to get a mixed media painting as well.

Brief History

Oil painting is the most unique and challenging form of painting. It has been a part of the world of art since the very beginning. Oil was the component used in paintings by Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, but it was made from organic components found in bee’s wax, eggs, vegetable oils, etc. Oil paints were introduced in the world of art at the end of the Roman Empire as tempera. The Renaissance of the 15th century marks the beginning of the time when oil paints were made as a mixture and were used extensively.

The drying time for oil paintings posed a challenge to many artists because it more than what was expected. Different artists used different oils to shorten this drying time as the figures lost their originality and paintings could not be fixed in the manner they wanted. Olive oil was used in paintings which doubled the drying time. Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441) is an artist who worked extensively in oils and used linseed oils in painting which dried quicker than the olive oil.

It was difficult to paint in earlier times as artists had to prepare their own pigment and chose oil. They had to understand the properties of oil and experiment

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