Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory


  • No preliminary knowledge is needed since all aspects of the painting process (including materials) are covered. Materials included eight tubes of paint which can be student level for beginners, medium, and canvas panels or stretched. Total costs can be kept under $100 for beginners.


This painting lesson covers oil/ acrylic painting techniques and color theory. Color mixing, paint application, glazing, scumbling, brushes, mediums, and varnishes are also discussed. Three complete demonstrations on oil/acrylic painting techniques are given each using a complementary color scheme of either blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple. These painting lessons also include discussions on composition and painting approaches using a classical technique, plein air, alla prima, griding, and/or working from photographs.

In this course, three complete demonstrations are performed using examples of different painting approaches used by most artists including two still life compositions and one landscape. The materials needed for this course include a limited palette of six colors ( two each of red, yellow and blue) plus black and white.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone can take this course to gain an understanding of how to paint in oils or acrylics any subject matter. No previous experience is needed since all the basics are covered from the start of a painting to its finish.


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