Kelli once was a beginner too and knows exactly how confusing it can be!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have been painting for a while this series will benefit you.
Sift through the mysteries of supplies and find out exactly what Kelli uses. You’ll understand colors, values, form, glow, atmosphere, mixing color the practical easy way, and lighting a still life.
6 Video Lessons
1 Bonus Video
List of Materials
Over 3.5 Hours of Instructional Content
Lesson 1: Oil Painting Materials
In this lesson, you will learn about all the materials you will need to get started oil painting! We’ll talk about what makes oil paint different than any other medium. You’ll gain an understanding of the different types of paints, brushes, surfaces, and mediums. Discover how to clean your brushes too.
Lesson 2: Understanding Your Pigments
You’ll take a deep dive into Kelli’s palette. Find out the properties of each color she uses and why she prefers those colors. Learn which colors are good for toning your canvas and how much medium to use. She’ll talk about the difference between whites. See how to make opaque colors look more transparent and transparent colors look opaque. See some of her favorite color mixtures.
Lesson 3: Understand Value
Color gets all the attention, but value does all the work! How many values should you use in a painting? What value designs work the best in a painting? How do you know what value color is? You’ll find that out and so much more in this lesson.
Lesson 4: Creating Form
Find out how to create form with oil paint in this lesson. Using a simple pear, you’ll see how to best see your light and shadow shapes and build paint quality to create focus. Understand what pigments look like light and shadow. Discover which edges to keep sharp and which to soften for transitions.
Lesson 5: Creating Glow, Atmosphere, and Life
Have fun painting the rich fall foliage against the blue grey mountains. Discover how Kelli pushes the color even richer and builds more texture for interest. Can she get one of those horses to stand still long enough to paint? You’ll find out in this video.
Lesson 6: Color Mixing the Kelli Way
Not being a fan of color charts or complicated color theory, Kelli will share with you her practical way to mix color. No, you won’t be making a color wheel in this lesson. Instead, learn how to use your palette to identify similarities and differences between the colors of the objects you’re seeing. Find out how to darken or desaturate a color and understand the difference between cools and warms.
And One Bonus Video!
Bonus Lesson: Learn How to Light a Still Life
In this Bonus Video Kelli covers all the tools she uses to create good lighting on a still life arrangement. You’ll also see what bad lighting looks like and how to avoid it.
Yes! Each lesson provides you with reference photos of the setup, the painting, and the color palette.
The Beginners Oil Painting Masterclass gives you 6 lessons and 1 bonus lesson which is over 3.5 hours of content!
You do! This way you can choose which lesson you’d like to start with and access any of them at your convenience.
Oil Painting for Beginners
Lifetime Access to over 3.5 Hours
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6 Video Lessons, 1 Bonus Video, List of Materials
Painting Masterclasses are now included in the Art Life School membership and are no longer available to purchase separately.
Please enroll in Art Life School during one of our open enrollment periods to access this masterclass.