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Oil Painting: Sand, Sea & Sky

with Edward Minoff
Learn the oil painting techniques you need to develop dramatic seascapes that rival the depth and realism of your favorite beach photographs!

Join renowned seascape painter Edward Minoff as he shares accessible oil painting techniques that can be used to paint oceans, rivers, lakes and more. Begin your class by learning how to stage and sketch a site study. Then, develop and clarify your painting’s horizon line and perspective for a three-dimensional, lifelike effect. Next, find out how to paint a color study for your seascape, and achieve dynamic results with expert color mixing methods. Finally, complete your painting with fine detail and texture that communicates a sense of power and movement with each crashing wave. After this class, you’ll confidently add seascapes to your painting repertoire! 

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Lesson 1. Drawing Studies

  • Meet your instructor, classically trained painter Edward Minoff. You'll gain an overview of the methods you'll learn in class before learning how to sketch a site study of your chosen subject. Minoff shows you how to quickly heighten you tonal sketch with white gouache to create a beautiful sense of sky, sea and land.


Lesson 2. Color Studies


Lesson 3. Linear Perspective


Lesson 4. Creating a Transfer Drawing


Lesson 5. Learning to Analyze Color


Lesson 6. Monochrome Underpainting


Lesson 7. Color Application


Lesson 8. Finishing the Painting

"What a wonderful class. This is an artist obsessed with painting, and he is also a gifted teacher which do not necessarily go together. I will be going to his show (...) and I think the painting he is working on in this class will be present. Can not wait to see it in real life."
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