Dear beginner/intermediate oil painter,
Your search to get better at oil painting can get ridiculous at times, can’t it?
How do I begin? How to oil paint ? Am I doing it correctly?
The problem was, when I
went to the museums, I saw the greatest painters in
history. Renoir, Rembrandt, Titian, Raphael, Monet.
I was frustrated. "How do I get the answers to my questions? How can I learn to paint the way I really want to?"
You can go through the years of frustration at art schools, like I did, to search for the answers. But, you’ll never get them there.
This is why I created this web page. I knew other people like yourself were sick and tired of that frustration that came with doing something you love.
I paint because I love it, not because I want to be frustrated.
I always knew there was a much better way for others to learn to oil paint. People like yourself who are genuinely interested in learning oilpainting techniques or improving need to get the help you want and need.
And believe it or not, there is much better help available for you to learn right in your home rather than in some crowded class that might cost $2000 and may meet at times that are inconvenient for you.
I decided to turn my years of experiences with the frustration of learning to oil paint into something positive that will benefit beginning and intermediate oil painters like you.
When you don’t get the results you want, many times you blame this on your lack of talent, but guess what?…
If You Get The Proper, Direct, instruction which is Easy To Understand…You Paint Better, Period
The Things Beginning and Intermediate Painters Never Hear
You can keep watching painters on tv who only paint landscapes, or flowers. Of course if you were satisfied with that, you probably wouldn’t still be reading.
You can buy many of the books out there.
Many books out there are not written by the artist. They have co-writers or editors who know nothing about painting. But they do know about writing.
They do know how to turn simple and direct talk into confusing babble that sounds impressive and fills many pages with information that could have been direct and simple.
Oil painting instruction doesn’t have to sound "mystical".
You can enroll in some expensive art school. The one I studied in, in New York City charges almost $6000 for one class for a year. But, when you do this, something happens that you never thought would...
The Problem With Oil Painting Classes and Oil Painting Lessons
Many times the oil painting course instructors would arrive 15-30 minutes late to class and they would do the usual "thing" of going around the room and telling students, while looking at their painting…
"This is too dark", "This should be longer", etc…
Being the teachers assistant gave me a wonderful insight. I heard all of the students complaints.
I heard it all.
I was confused myself.
I made it my job to get the answers to my questions on my own.
The thing they don’t tell you about art lessons: The teacher will come in to class twice a week and spend around 5-10 minutes each class with you. Many will paint right on your painting and will not give you information of much use. So Oil painting for beginners is a long learning curve.
How To Truly Learn The Secrets Of Painting Techniques
So, what is the best way to learn?
Oil painting involves a process that must be understood to be able to paint better. The process itself is not complicated. The problem is you probably have never been shown the real secrets of oilpainting techniques.
At least not in a step by step way that is easy to understand.
Following the process and using the techniques are easy. You simply follow step by step information. A system, a procedure, and watch how you will paint better than you ever have.
And, I mean the same secrets used by the greatest painters in history. They simply adjusted the techniques to fit their own personality and you will do the same.
When that happens, you will enjoy all the benefits of being a well respected painter.
Well, you get the picture
From Start To Finish Without Frustration
Just how do you really learn the techniques of oil painting? What would you need to know to be able to paint wonderful pictures from start to finish without frustration?
To really discover these secrets, you need someone who has the information to give it to you. And this is where I come in so...let me share with you what you really need learn so you can be painting the way you really dream about...
New Materials and Thinking Like An Oil Painter
The first and most important thing is that you need to learn the language of oil paint. I will explain..
You see, the material of oil paint has has certain physical characteristics...
It is a wet paste, it is applied with brushes, even just the fact that the paint is applied to a canvas, (instead of rubbing like you do with a pencil) at all is different than what you have been used to for your whole life.
In other words, it is not drawing.
Ok, now as far as thinking like an oil painter, this gets really interesting...
An oil painter must see the world differently than most people and this is the first thing that you must learn.
One of the biggest problems people have is that they see a subject like a vase of flowers, or a person...meaning they see the end product...and then they want to take those flowers or that person and just plop them on canvas.
They don't know how to go about building the picture. The steps to get to the end product.
Which brings us to...
You Must Change Your Thinking
You see, you must change your thinking. And it starts with the most basic of concepts.
You only have oil paint and you must represent your subject (flowers, a person, a landscape, or whatever it is) in paint.
The things you want to paint are real, but all you have is paint.
Knowing how to do this is the process of translating what you see into paint.
I'll let you in on a little secrets they will never tell you in an oil painting class..
Discover how to do this, and you are halfway there. When you know this, you can paint anything at all.
Not just landscapes or people, but anything at all. It’s the biggest secret there is.
I will show you how to do this with the information here.
The Process Step By Step
Next you must learn the process of oil painting. From beginning to end.
And this is no different than learning a procedure to anything else...for example:
I think you would agree that a surgeon knows the procedure to perform an operation. A carpenter knows the procedure for building a cabinet.
Well, you need to know a procedure for making a painting of whatever you it is that you want to paint.
When you begin your painting, which of these steps should you do?
Do you draw on the canvas or panel right away?
Do you draw on paper first?
Do you draw with pencil on the canvas or panel?
The answer is you can do any of these things, However, you should be able to choose the method that best suits you.
Of course the very beginning is just one step. Then you will need to know the other steps in the process that you. This involves things like…
You see, when you know exactly what these procedures and techniques are you choose which ones will help you to paint the picture you are working on.
You have learned how to think like an oil painter.
You have learned how to translate what you see into the language of paint.
And now, you will have learned the techniques to use so you can use your materials and put it all together in a wonderful oil painting.
Will it benefit you to use a monochrome underpainting? If it will, you use one. If it won’t, you don’t use one. How to layer your paint, When and how to glaze. You can only do this when you know all the secrets of oil painting techniques.
Now to get this information, you may think you can enroll in a painting class, and hope the instructor will teach you all of this vital information.
I have been through many art teachers myself, and I must say, I was not taught this vital information in a painting class. I learned all of this information on my own from more than 15 years research in museums and trial and error.
And, I want to make my research, knowledge and expertise available to you, but first let me just let you know why you should listen to me...
Backing Up That This Info is The Real Deal
You can be sure this information I am going to share will work for you.
The first time I taught a class at Pace University was a great experience.
Let me tell you one important thing about myself, nothing scares me more than speaking in front of a large number of people, like a classroom.
But I was talking about oil painting. After I got over my initial nervousness and I saw the students actually get excited because they were truly learning.
I discovered I had a real knack for teaching oil painting. For teaching things that would make students think "Wow, I really learned something and it works!"
Students would ask me to teach them privately. And I swore I would not teach the same way as the teachers that I had. I knew there was a better way to teach.
With the internet I can now teach people all over the world. I could teach them in a way that would not frustrate them and so they would actually learn from the very first lesson.
** Artists Magazine website of the month sept 2002
The Artists Magazine contacted us, own their own, and wanted to use this website as their website of the month in September 2002 for the Artists Magazine.
** Many Awards.
Besides teaching private art lessons, I have won many prizes and scholarships including
The first recipient of The Newington-Cropsey Foundation Art Grant as well as their traveling Scholarship through The National Academy Of Design. You can verify this for yourself by calling them or writing them.
The Valerie Delacorte Scholarship and The Ernest and Helen Adams Scholarship both from The National Academy Of Design in New York City.
I have won numerous first place prizes in shows for portraiture and landscapes. I have had many exhibits. My last exhibition was in Florence Italy.
I have paintings in private collections of people that live on both sides of the atlantic ocean.
I have been commissioned many times to paint all types of subject matter, samples of which can be found here. I do not tell you this to brag, but only to show you that I know my stuff. I also enjoy teaching very much.
And, you can view samples of my painting here (opens in a new window)
And of course, what shows my improvement better than "before and after" pictures (opens in a new window)
Yes, This Will Work For You…
You may be concerned that the information I am going to offer you will not work for you., but let me reassure you...yes this information will work for you...
With the information I have for you, you can join the thousands of people from over 23 countries throughout the world who have gotten the instruction they desired and needed to reach their full potential as an oil painter.
I’d hate it if you fall into one of the categories above and didn’t achieve your full potential as an oil painter, because you thought it was impossible.
This is why I want you to have all of my experience. Over 15 years worth of experience and personal notes in my home study course "The Insider Guide To The Secrets Of Oil Painting".
Using this information you’ll finally have the easy to understand information that will have you understanding more immediately - not months or years from now.
With this course, here is what is possible…
Which Of These Oil Painting Secrets Could You Use To Learn To Oil Paint…Or Improve Your Current Paintings?
The information you will learn covers the secrets of oil painting techniques. Here are just some of the most important ones…
Starting your painting.
On Thinking differently to improve.
Understand Your Oil Painting Supplies and Save Money While Doing it!
You will learn the knowledge of improving your techniques, but…What good is that, if you don’t have great knowledge of your supplies?
Oil Painting is done with many supplies. Some can be very confusing. Many times you will waste money, sometimes $100’s of dollars buying useless supplies. It’s time that you put this money back into YOUR pocket. You’ll get that knowledge as well.
About your brushes
About your palette
About Oil Paint in tubes.
About Canvases, panels, etc.
Become Your Own Best Teacher
Painters have had questions since painting began. Rembrandt, Monet, all of them, had painting problems they had to solve…They did!
Their answers are hanging in the art museums of the world. A museum or gallery will always be your best painting class…If you know what to look for. That is covered here as well.
Here are just some of the reviews I’ve received
Plus, You’ll Understand All The Secrets Of Color
Why You Won’t Find This Information Anywhere Else
Many art supply stores are interested in selling you their products, even if you don’t need them. Therefore it’s very hard to get them to cover these lessons at their websites…In the long run, it would cost them money.
This information comes from over 15 years of constant and in depth research.
I am not affiliated with any school, and thus I don’t have to answer to any supervisors or "board members" who are more interested in their status than in their students actually learning.
This course is different because I have experienced, firsthand, my own frustration and the frustration of others while in art school. The wasted money and time without learning much at all.
I experienced the type of teaching that doesn’t work so I know to include only things that will work.
I always knew when I would teach, I would only teach students things that would truly help them paint better. I enjoy teaching classes and watching the students learn and become excited about the information I give them.
What Do You Get
Your home study course is all 3 of my individual manuals of the answers and instruction you are looking for. It is all 3 of my individual manuals in one complete package.
You can get it in 2 versions:
1) You can get it as an immediate download (working on both a mac and windows computer) - the Silver Version
2) You can get the manuals shipped to your home on a DVD containing video tutorials as well - the Gold Version
So What's The Bottom Line?
Note: This home study course may be a three manual set, but it is more than that. It is my personal notes on instruction compiled from over 15 years of research, and hard work.
The value is in the hard to find information it contains as well as how it is arranged and written. As you read from other customers, many value it more than their college art lessons.
This course is only available through this website.
I used to charge over $150 an hour for private lessons. So at bare bones minimum you’re getting hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of oil painting instruction at your disposal.
But, I’m not going to charge you anywhere near the amount of most classes. If I did that, only wealthier people could afford my lessons. But, I am not going to give them away either. After all it is my knowledge and research of over 15 years
So in order to have as many people as possible able to comfortably invest in this knowledge, and to make it an easy decision for you, I have decided to run a marketing test and price my home study course starting at
downloadable version - Regularly $97- Order by
2) DVD Version - Regularly $147 - Order by
Both well within the reach of someone who would go to an art store to buy their supplies.
If you implement what I talk about in the course and put the information to use, this small investment will generate you multiple times as much - in pleasure, and admiration of others - with the creations you can make, and what others will think of you when they see what an artist you have become.
What's more, your investment is completely risk-free - since I offer a simple 90 day money back guarantee. If you find the course isn't for you within 90 days of purchase, then email me for a full refund or return the items I sent you in the mail and you will receive a refund then.
If you realize that these oil painting courses could easily sell for hundreds of dollars. In fact if you just take a look at the prices of other art lessons right on the internet you will see what I mean.
Here are some sample listings of workshops and classes taken right from the internet. You can see the days and hours the classes meet and the high prices of them.
Now You Have A Choice - Please Choose Wisely!
I'm presenting you here and now with a simple choice.
You have an opportunity not only to discover the keys to mastering your oil painting techniques (as discussed in my 236 page course The Secrets of Oil Painting Techniques Made-Easy), but to master everything about your supplies as well (with my course The Secrets of Oil Painting Supplies Made-Easy) and to have the knowledge to mix any color you want from now on (as discussed in my course The Secrets of Color Mixing Made-Easy),
Sadly, over 90% of the visitors to this site will read to the end and then disappear, without investing in themselves. These people want what the other 2% - 5% also want - to learn to oil paint and paint better paintings - but they weren't willing to make that small investment in themselves and their passion that would propel them to their desired goal.
Unfortunately, that's just a reflection of life. 90% of people we meet in life really just want to stay in their comfort zones, and only a small minority actually take action to change their lives for the better.
The other 2% - 5% of my visitors - I'd like to count you among these - are smart enough to recognize that they need to take action to make the change.
So please make your choice, and I'll hopefully see you shortly as a customer!...
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