Intro to Oil Painting - Live Course
Introduction to oil painting by simply just using black and white paint. Tuesdays 1-3:30 pm EDT, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Intro to Oil Painting - Live Course
Tuesdays 1-3:30 pm EDT, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
The objective of this course is to introduce students wishing to try out oil painting by simply just using black and white paint. Students wishing to move from drawing to painting will find that the focus on this course, introduction to materials, material handling, mixing paint and painting simple objects is a perfect bridge. Learning a new medium and technique can be daunting. That is why we will just be using black and white and the values they create in this course. Color theory is covered in the Painting I course
This is a live online drawing course using Zoom Meeting Rooms. Robert will be working from his studio, where he has several cameras set up to help him give you the best learning experience from the comfort of your studio. You will be able to draw along with Robert during each lesson and ask Robert questions.
Before enrolling, please visit the Technology Needs page to ensure you have everything needed to participate in the online class, ensuring that you have a great experience.
Materials for this course
View the materials for this course. To have the best experience possible, Robert highly recommends purchasing the same materials on the list as those are the materials he uses in his instruction. You can visit the link on the Intro to Oil Paint Materials page, which will take you to Blick Artist Materials, where you can purchase everything you need. Allow two weeks for delivery and always check the top promo banner on the website for special purchase codes.
(As a new student you MUST have everything listed)
- Oil Paint, Gamblin Artist's Colors
- Titanium White
- Ivory Black
- Linseed oil
- Brush cleaning tank
- Brush cleaning solution (odorless mineral spirits)
- Painting palette, disposable paper palette
- Palette knife
- Fredrix Canvas Pad, 9” x 12”, 10 sheets
- 2 Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil - Charcoal Gray
Brushes (Rosemary & Company)
#6 Eclipse filbert, long handle
#12 Eclipse filbert, long handle
#4 Eclipse round, short handle
#7 Eclipse round, short handle
⅜” Mundy Mops, short handle (I would suggest two of these)
½” Mundy Mops, short handle (I would suggest two of these)
Also required but you may have these in your studio already:
- Disposable plastic bathroom cups, NOT PAPER!
- Paper towels
- 12” aluminum ruler
- Pencil sharpener
Artist and Instructor
ARC Associate Living Master
Signature Member, The Society of Animal Artists
Robert Louis Caldwell is an award-winning artist, internationally renowned for his wildlife and architectural oil paintings. His work has appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions, including the Society of Animal Artists, Art of the Animal Kingdom and Birds in Art, and is represented in the permanent collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Robert graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. and is the author of the drawing instructional book “Draw Realistic Animals, Wildlife, Pets & More.”
Read more about Robert’s instructional approach, philosophy and credentials.
Visit Robert’s website rlcaldwell.com to view examples of his drawings and paintings.
StartIntro to Oil Painting Objective
StartRequired Materials List
StartLesson 1, 9/29/2020, 1-3:30 pm EDT - Introduction to the materials, material handling, direct and indirect painting method.
StartLesson 2, 10/6/2020, 1-3:30 pm EDT - Review of materials, handling and painting methods.
StartLesson 3, 10/13/2020, 1-3:30 pm EDT - Start of exercise 3, painting the four simple shapes.
StartLesson 4, 10/20/2020, 1-3:30 pm EDT - Continue and finish exercise #3
StartLesson 5, 10/27/2020, 1-3:30 pm EDT - Start of exercise #4, Simple still life - Creamer on cloth
StartLesson 6, 11/3/2020, 1-3:30 pm EST - Continue and finish exercise #4
StartLesson 7, 11/10/2020, 1-3:30 pm EST - Start of exercise #5, Simple still life - Bowl and eggs
StartLesson 8, 11/17/2020, 1-3:30 pm EST - Continue and finish exercise #5