Oil painting tutorials

Learn to oil paint

Learn to oil paint: oil painting is a wonderfully versatile medium that can be used with a variety of techniques. The benefit of oil paint is the vivid and lustrous results that can be achieved. In these tutorials, find guides on the best supplies, information about colour theory, tutorials on different techniques and how to put your knowledge to practice.

How to start oil painting

To start learning to oil paint as a beginner, first learn about the different supplies you need in this tutorial. To get an idea of how to get started with the medium, refer to our oil painting for beginners tutorial. If you want to further your skills and learn some more in depth knowledge, read up on colour theory, how to mix colour and how to paint realism.

Best Oil Paint Brands: A Comprehensive Review

Every brand of oil paint has its own unique properties. It’s important to know the differences between each make to choose a brand to suit your painting style.

Oil Painting Mediums: A Guide

Oil painting mediums can alter the consistency and finish of your paint. Discover what each medium is used for and the results you can achieve by using them.

The Best Brushes for Oil Painting

You’ll come across a range of brushes with different descriptions—flat, round, sable, bristle. Find out which are best for oil painting in this guide.

How to Take Care of Your Oil Painting Brushes

Six tips to help you take care of your oil painting brushes. With this guide you can keep them looking and painting like new for much longer.

The Best Paint Brush for Fine Details

Painting in detail feels so much easier when you have the right tool for the job—find the best paint brush for fine details in this guide.

How to Clean Up After Oil Painting

This guide walks you through how to clean up after oil painting, what you need to do so and how to keep your materials in good condition.

How to Clean Up After Oil Painting Without Solvent

Here is a quick and easy process you can use to clean up after oil painting without using solvent—it’ll keep your workspace free of heady fumes.

How to Choose a Surface for Oil Painting

A guide to help you choose a surface for oil painting. Discover the options and find a great value support that makes your work stand out.