Beginners Lessons

  • Beginner Lesson Introduction

  • Beginner Level 2 - Landscape

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    This is a very interesting lesson, with lots of elements to provide you with the opportunity to practise and develop the skills you’ve learnt so far. It may look complex however as a beginner lesson the details have been simplified to ensure it’s manageable for everyone, using basic techniques.

  • Beginner Level 2 - River Meander

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    Develop your skills in this beginner lesson. This beautiful landscape has many elements which will offer a challenge and enable you to practice skills already learnt in previous lessons. You will achieve a certain level of realism in this painting but don't be put off, this is a lesson appropria...

  • Beginner Level 1 - Apple

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    As a complete beginner, this is a great lesson to start with. I will teach you the skills and techniques needed for painting with oil paints. Join me a I guide you through creating the sketching diagram and applying the block-in layer. Additionally, you will learn the principles of color mixing a...

  • Beginner Level 1 - Egg

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    As a beginner, painting an egg will be a good challenge for you. I will guide you through the process, from the sketching diagram and applying the block-in layer to learning how to blend and develop soft transitions between light and dark colors. A steady hand is needed to create an accurate shap...

  • Beginner Level 1 - Lake

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    This lesson features simple, subtle color tones. I will teach you how to get the soft lighting levels right, which can be a good challenge.
    Difficulty: Beginner
    Panel Size: 8 x 6 inches
    Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
    Painting surface used in this lesson: A...

  • Beginner Level 1 - Silver Spoon

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    In this lesson I will show you how to keep you hand as steady as possible to achieve the sharp straight edges of the spoon, we will also cover the art of blending, and colour transitions to create a shiny effect.
    Difficulty: Beginner
    Panel Size: 8 x 8 inches
    Brushes used in this lesson: Michael ...

  • Beginner Level 1 - Tree

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    This is a great introduction lesson to start painting landscape scenes, it may look tricky but with it’s simple & limited colour palette apart from the delicates branches there is very little detail. In this lesson you will learn how to manipulate the brush to create superfine details and develop...