The oil painting has been a classic medium dating back as far as the early 15th century. Their versatility and bold colors make them a great choice for artists looking to get into painting, and there really are only a few “rules” you have to follow in order to learn the basics. Once you understand how the medium works, you’ll be able to use a variety of techniques to make your pieces come to life.
There are a few advanced techniques the oil base allows for, such as blending, and scumbling, which I’ll discuss in more detail later. Oil painting can be very relaxing, and it lends itself to a lot of different styles and techniques. While it may sound complicated at first, you’ll soon find that it’ll become surprisingly simple once you practice a little. It can even be an almost meditative experience if you allow yourself to really get lost in your work. With this “oil painting for beginners” tutorial, you’ll have everything you need from start to finish.