In this post, we answer a common question, “Why Is My Oil Painting Taking So Long to Dry?” We’ll talk about how factors like paint composition, thickness, and the environment impact drying times, and practical tips on speeding up the process. Why is my oil painting taking so long to dry? Oil paint takes longer […]
Introduction: Acrylic vs Oil Paint for Beginners In art, beginners face a choice: oil or acrylic. Each bears its marks, strengths, and weaknesses. This guide, focusing on ‘Acrylic vs Oil Paint for Beginners’, aims to clear the fog, addressing questions like “Is oil painting easier than acrylic?” and “Acrylic vs oil paint on canvas.” Understanding […]
Learn how to paint one of the most beautiful flowers in the world with these awesome oil painting sunflower tutorials by two very talented artists. Please be sure to support the artists below by subscribing to their youtube channels. Links below. Hey guys Here is another full-length oil painting tutorial of Sunflowers in a blue […]
Hello fellow artist and welcome! In this post we will be highlighting several excellent videos on the topic of alla prima oil painting techniques. Enjoy! I have provided links below each video to visit the artist’s youtube channels. Please be sure to subscribe to their channels and support their work! Materials for Oil Painting – […]
Great lesson here on colour mixing with oil paint by artist Andrew Tischler. Enjoy!
Hello future oil painter! Glad you found me! So you want to become the next Vincent Van Gogh and need to know: What do you need to get started with oil painting? The good news is you don’t need dozens of tubes of paint, dozens of brushes, and and a large assortment of mediums. Now […]
The following is a free 2 part step by step oil painting landscape demo, part of a DVD course taught by artist John Houglum available for purchase on his website here.. There is about 30 minutes of content here, enough to really wet your appetite and get you started with Jon’s landscape painting techniques. He […]
The quick answer is no, you do not “need” a medium for oil painting. You can paint with oils right out of the tube if you desire. The main reason people use a medium is because oil paint straight from the tube tends to be quite thick and may be difficult to move around with […]
If you are an oil painter like me that is allergic to harsh chemicals and solvents like paint thinner and turpentine, then you are probably searching for ways to clean your artist oil paint brushes without paint thinner using safe methods like baby oil, pink soap, dish soap or perhaps cleaning products that you haven’t […]
Below is a three part oil painting tutorial/demonstration of a still life from artist Helen VanWyk. Helen was a very talented artist and an excellent teacher. She was one of the first people to learned from when starting out in oil painting all those years ago. I hope you find this tutorial helpful!