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Introduction to Oil Painting (Direct Method)
Suitable for absolute beginners, this course teaches how to paint your first oil painting with simple step-by-step instructions.
Common Errors in Still Life Painting (Direct Method)
Sadie creates two paintings to demonstrate the errors of technique and judgment that can block an artist's development.
Alla Prima Roses (Alla Prima)
Watch Sadie Valeri paint a bouquet of white and peach roses with high-definition close-ups of her color mixing and brushstrokes.
Alla Prima Peonies (Alla Prima)
Sadie shares every step for how she creates a one-day painting of a beautiful arrangement of pink peonies and white roses.
Portrait Painting from Master Copy and from Life (Alla Prima)
Sadie paints a master copy of a head study by Van Dyck, and then paints a portrait of her husband, Nowell, using the same technique.
Mastering Value and Color (Indirect Method)
Sadie’s series of oil painting exercises focusing on value and color comprise an introduction to Indirect Method painting, in which a painting is created with many thin layers of paint.
Still Life Painting (Indirect Method)
Watch as Sadie demonstrates her method for creating a layered, indirect oil painting, working in the tradition of the Dutch Masters of still life.
Advanced Still Life Painting: Venus (Indirect Method)
Sadie paints ethereal, subtle layers using Indirect method to create her painting Venus. Watch the painting develop in gorgeous hi-definition detail.
Glazing and Scumbling with Oil Paint
Create luminosity, depth, and surface variation in your paintings. Learn Sadie's advanced painting techniques for building up thick impastos of paint with lush textural marks, and creating even more texture by applying a glaze over a dry scumble.
BONUS: Master Copy of a Rubens Portrait (Direct Method)
Using Baroque pigments and painting methods, paint along with Sadie as she creates a copy of 17th century Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens' portrait sketch of his wife, Isabella Brant.
BONUS: Roses and Peonies (Alla Prima)
This complete footage of Sadie 6-hour painting of flowers is a FREE bonus video only for members of the Online Atelier.
BONUS: Sketching a Seashell in Oil (Alla Prima)
This demonstration of a simple method for creating a quick oil study is a FREE bonus video for members.
BONUS: Workshop Livestream: Three Methods of Oil Painting
Watch the live-streamed videos of Sadie's 4-day workshop teaching 3 methods of oil painting: Direct, Indirect, Alla Prima, at her San Francisco atelier.