Oil painting fundamentals
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Friday 12 January, 2024
Ever thought about oil painting or dabbling in still life, but don’t know where to start? In this series, Lizet Dingemans takes us through the whole process of painting a pear in both black/white and colour, in bite-sized, beginner-friendly episodes.
Monday 27 April, 2020
In this 10-minute short video, Lizet Dingemans shares her favourite oil painting materials and general tips on how to use, store, and clean them.
Friday 15 May, 2020
If you don't choose your subject according to your level of ability, your drawing or painting is doomed before you even start. In this video, Stan Miller explains how to choose a paintable subject, and gives valuable tips about getting started with watercolours with 2 quick demos.
Sunday 1 November, 2020
Watch our guest artist Craig Stephens paint a pear alla prima in this half an hour demonstration. Learn about his philosophy and approach as he talks about his drawing tools and techniques.
Monday 16 November, 2020
In this 4-week Raw Umber Challenge series, Lizet Dingemans covers four important themes in oil painting: Monochrome, Warm and Cool, Form, and Texture. Each session lasts an hour, and Lizet will be painting in real-time so you can either paint along with her or just listen and do your own thing. This challenge is suitable for all levels, and it's guaranteed to give you insights into oil painting and improve your skills.
Tuesday 13 April, 2021
Increase the depth of your understanding of colour with this exciting new, 4-part course. Charlie Pickard will take you through a series of limited palettes, each designed to isolate and teach a lesson about the three fundamental dimensions of colour. By the end of the course, students will understand how to paint in full colour and design their own palette colour choices intelligently.
Monday 15 November, 2021
In this week's 1-hour alla prima painting tutorial with Lizet Dingemans, she will be using the CMYK palette (cyan, magenta, yellow), which when combined, creates the colour black. She will be painting an hour-long pose of Emma.
Monday 13 December, 2021
In this Raw Umber's Alla Prima portrait painting video, Lizet Dingemans will be exploring the range of blue pigments and their different properties and guiding you through painting still life from start to finish.
Friday 23 December, 2022
Join Lizet Dingemans in part 1 of our Christmas squid painting special
Monday 9 January, 2023
Philip de László was one of the pre-eminent portrait artists of his time. Join Lydia Cecil as she paints a copy of one of his portraits. You'll learn about the man, his life, his work and his techniques. We've distilled 14 hours of footage into three 60 minute episodes, exclusively for Raw Umber Gold subscribers.
Monday 13 February, 2023
Join Charlie Pickard for an hour-long alla prima painting of Emily. Charlie will focus on how to achieve soft edges, and make the most of painting on a white canvas.
Monday 20 March, 2023
Join Cornelia Hernes for this hour-long special as she paints a girl in a white dress, in oil paints on a copper surface. Note that this is airing at the earlier time of 7pm (UK time) - check the video page for the time in your timezone (because of daylight savings time, it might be earlier than you expect in the USA).
Sunday 6 August, 2023
Alla prima alert! In this session, Patrick will be working with model Daryl for an hour-long alla prima portrait using the Zorn palette, which includes Titanium White, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red and Yellow Ochre. He'll begin with a linear block-in, before shaping the portrait through colour using hue, chroma and value.
Monday 27 November, 2023
In this one hour special, Lizet Dingemans will demonstrate how to paint a kettle in a single session. You'll learn how to mix colours and paint a still life, with a focus on reflections and shiny surfaces.