Online Class

Oil Painting: Sand, Sea & Sky

$39.99

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Edward Minoff
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Drawing Studies
26:29
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.
2. Color Studies
19:14
3. Linear Perspective
27:38
4. Creating a Transfer Drawing
17:56
5. Learning to Analyze Color
25:05
6. Monochrome Underpainting
27:18
7. Color Application
21:45
8. Finishing the Painting
27:26

Taught by

Edward Minoff
Edward Minoff
Edward Minoff has been a student of painting and sculpture for most of his life. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he fostered an appreciation for the classical masters by copying works at the Louvre, Prado and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Currently, he serves as a core instructor at the Grand Central Academy of Art and is an adjunct professor of drawing at Columbia University. His seascapes have been shown internationally and have been reviewed in art publications, such as <i>Fine Art Connoisseur</i>, <i>American Society of Marine Artists Journal</i> and <i>The New Criterion</i>.
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