Do You Want to Learn How to Oil Paint?
Have you ever dreamed of making your own masterpieces in oil paint? Often considered the elite form of art making, oil painting can be both rewarding and challenging. I will walk you through the process of how to get started oil painting. When ordering your supplies, please start with this link www.dickblick.com where I am an affiliate partner. This will allow me to create lessons for free or at a low cost to you. You can begin painting for just $100!
The Oil Paints You Need to Start
Oil Paints List:
Brushes and Palette Knife to Start
The quality of your brushes can make a big difference in the quality of painting created. Brushes come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, material, and quality. I own about 100 different brushes that I use in different situations. These brushes have been collected over the course of 28 years of painting. I only throw away brushes that are completely hardened or have lost all their hair. If you follow my teaching, you will learn when and where to used different brushes in different situations. Here are a few brushes to begin with.
Paint Cleaner and Thinner
What to Paint on? Canvas and Boards
Palette for Your Paint
You will need something to put your paints on and mix colors. For beginning artists, you can use disposable palettes, wax paper, or parchment paper. These all can be disposed of when finished painting.
You will need a few other miscellaneous supplies to begin painting. Sometimes I use a pencil or charcoal to sketch out my painting idea before applying paint. I also recommend some newspaper on any surfaces you don’t want paint and maybe an old rug or drop cloth under your painting area. Along with that, some old clothes to wear while painting. Oil paints are very difficult to clean off surfaces, clothing, and carpet.
Additional Materials You Can Buy Later!
I also like to use an acrylic paint to cover the white surface of my canvas before I start painting. I like the Utrecht Studio Series Acrylic Paint - Yellow Ochre, 237 ml tube. The warm color of the yellow ochre provides a good color to paint on top of. You will also need something to draw with such as a pencil or charcoal.
I also recommend the following paints at some point. You can start with the listed colors above, but these colors will make mixing certain colors easier. I also recommend that you eventually buy the larger 200 ML tube of Titanium White, since you will use a lot of white when mixing colors.