Explore the techniques segments of this blog to find everything from fundamentals for all levels of experience to tips on specific aspects of painting in oil and acrylic. Watch the videos, check out the step by step photos and learn from the detailed lessons. You will also find a section on the business of being an artist and how to take your career to the next level.

 

Here is a short video explaining color mixing to get you started:

To download a chart that you can print and tape together like the one in the video, click these two links:

Colour Chart Right

Colour Chart Left

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Downloadable Individual Lessons

Have you ever wished you could buy an art instruction book but only purchase the chapters that applied to you? Below are a series of downloadable lessons, on many different topics – acrylics, oils, working with backgrounds and lighting, anatomy and art business. These lessons are each available for instant download at a very affordable price. Place your order and you will immediately receive the PDF format lesson. Happy painting!

By the way, the lessons below are all included my art studio blog if you would like to get in on more in-depth teaching about these lessons. Subscribers enjoy numerous videos, everything from five minute clips to full length workshops. Register now and start learning!

OILS OR ACRYLICS – Which one should I use? (3 pages)
$2.00


A HORSE IS NOT A COW – an Anatomy Lesson (3 pages)
$2.00



BASIC PROPORTION OF A HORSE (1 page)
$1.00


DEALING WITH PHOTO DISTORTION (4 pages)
$2.00


PAINTING A PUPPY IN OIL STEP-BY-STEP – Direct painting technique (6 pages)
$3.00


PAINTING SOFT BACKGROUNDS IN ACRYLIC (9 pages)
$4.00


STEP-BY-STEP – GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN ACRYLIC (14 pages)
$4.00


AM I THERE YET – When to stop with a painting (5 pages)
$3.00