Oil Painting Basics - The Key Foundations

What Are the Basics of Oil Painting?

The key foundations or basics are pieces of knowledge and technique that apply to all oil painting and if learned well will give a person a secure start to learning the art and making whatever oil paintings they wish to make.



Who Should Learn the Basics?

These are essential for all beginners, but experienced painters can also benefit from extra instruction in these areas, whether it be to simply fill in a few gaps or to gain more certainty.  


I cannot emphasize enough the importance of these foundations and the difference they can make to confidence and the quality of painting.



Lessons on the Basics

Please click on the listed key foundations to see more information on the lessons for each:


blending & value

colour mixing