Introduction to Oil Painting (Direct Method)

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Suitable for absolute beginners, this course teaches how to start oil painting, first with just one brush and one color, then moving on to create a complete oil painting in color, using Direct Method which is the most accessible method for beginners. By demonstrating simple steps and offering plenty of tips and encouragement, Sadie helps the beginning artist enjoy oil painting on their very first try.

Intro to Oil Painting: Set Up and Underpainting

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This course teaches Direct Method painting. For those who would like to know more about using this method and these materials with more advanced still life setups and techniques, try Common Errors in Still Life Painting next.

This free video explains the difference between Direct and Indirect painting.
VIDEO: Direct v. Indirect Painting