Here it is! Week One of the Online Beginners Oil Class!


It’s Teaching Tuesday!  I’ve decided to offer online teaching courses on my Patreon site. This is my Beginners Oil Class course.  I’ll be offering a web painting challenge and a From Brush to Palette Knife course as well.  For those who want to write and self publish (and artists–this include those of you who want to publish an art instruction book or a book containing your artwork), I am going to be creating a course and offering that here as well. It’s is all part of Teaching Tuesday!  

I hope you’ll enjoy this course. Re-visiting the basics is always a good idea.  These courses are listed as private on my Youtube channel, meaning I have to add your email address to the private video for you to view it.  Check to see if you can hear and see the video about. If not, email me and if you are a patron, I will make sure you email address is added to the list.

Let’s get started!

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to use essential oil painting tools and materials
  • How mix oil paints using a limited palette for unlimited color
  • How to identify four basic shapes using their form to create the foundation of your paintings
  • How to, in a step by step process, create an oil painting from start to finish.

Who should take this workshop:

  • Artists new to painting or new to painting with oils
  • Artists who have dabbled in oils and want a more structured approach for learning some basic, foundational skills for painting.

ART SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED To Complete This Course:

For Oil:

  • Paints: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White. If you would like to use Ivory Black gray scale for the objects/basic shape lesson, you may do so (suggest you purchase large tubes of paints)
  • Canvas: 5 Canvas Boards size 9 x 12 and 1 Stretched Canvas size 16 x 20. (Note: You can use a canvas board or you can purchased a stretch canvas from any art supply store.)
  • Brushes: Hog bristle flats (#10, #8, #4), Hog bristle rounds (#8, #4), Rigger (#2)
  • Gamsol or other odorless turpentine
  • Lidded container of odorless turpentine
  • Palette Knife for mixing colors
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable palette paper
  • Easel
  • Vine charcoal or pencil to sketch on canvas and eraser (kneaded eraser for charcoal)
  • Baby Wipes (for cleaning hands)
  • Garbage container
  • Reference photos for start to finish painting
  • Ball, coffee can or soda can, box (small), funnel (small)

When we are studying form, assignments should be completed on the 9 x 12 canvas boards.When mixing color to create your color wheel, the assignment should be done on a 9 x 12 board. When creating the start to finish work of art, the assignment should be completed on the 16 x 20 stretched canvas. All assignments should be photographed, full size at 72 dpi, jpg. Your images and any comments will be sent directly to Linda Riesenberg Fisler for her to comment and work with you personally. Also included in this course is a free copy of Linda’s book: Creating and Painting Forms with Value and Color

At the end of this four week course, you will have a finished painting to proudly display in your home or studio. 

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