Online Class

The Oil Painter's Handbook

$29.99$39.99

From composition and value to color mixing and oil paint application, get the step-by-step guidance you need to create an oil painting with photo-like realism!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • 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

Discover your one-stop resource for oil painting success! Renowned artist Tony Curanaj demystifies the entire painting process, starting with critical considerations of composition. Use the golden mean, rule of thirds and rule of odds to make organically eye-catching still lifes that never look staged. Then, easily block in a sketch with Tony’s tricks for accuracy and alignment. Discover two transfer methods, and develop tonal structure with “wipe out” and ébauche underpaintings. Build a lifelike, radiant still life as you explore volume, form and color with Tony’s expert tips. Learn how to use scumbling, glazing and brush pressure to apply beautiful layers of paint and realistically replicate matte, glossy and transparent textures. Unlock the techniques to create a captivating still life you’re proud to show off!

Lesson Breakdown

1. From 3-D to 2-D
30:28
Meet your instructor, artist Tony Curanaj, and dive into the first steps of your oil painting as you consider composition choices and begin to draw.
2. Transferring & Underpainting
33:46
3. Establishing Value
36:10
4. Developing Color
25:31
5. First Pass
30:03
6. Further Development
20:28
7. Finishing
27:13

Taught by

Tony Curanaj
Tony Curanaj
Tony Curanaj took an unconventional path to classical art. Before becoming a member of The Water Street Atelier, he made his mark in the world of graffiti and as a head designer and painter for Disney. Curanaj earned a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, and continued his education at the National Academy of Design. His work has been exhibited across the country and is in the collections of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium, and the Forbes Galleries in New York City. He currently teaches at Grand Central Academy in New York City.
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