Methods of Oil Painting - The Most Common Approaches

There is an infinity of possible approaches to oil painting, with each artist tackling the medium in a slightly different way.  However, there are some well-known approaches that, for the sake of practicality, I have placed into three general categories or methods.


Please use the menu or click below to see details on each of the three methods:


alla prima oil painting


layered oil painting


impasto oil painting