Welcome to my online oil painting course.

Modules are pay as you go with no commitment – start in your own time and you will be able to dip in and out as you like.

* Each module includes an online painting video, with accompanying notes, full instructions and painting exercise. You will retain access to the video.

*I’d then like you to photograph your resulting painting and share it with me, so that I can give you individual advice and helpful tips via email. I use photoshop to illustrate my suggestions on your painting, which makes my advice visually easy to understand.

*A quick note on copyright – I’ve always been free and easy about it, but recently I have decided I should fit in with the way other tutors do things and ask that you not exhibit images for sale where you have worked directly from my photos. Please do share away on social media, just with a small acknowledgement. Hope that makes sense.

*Pay as you go for each module – which will be £25, payable by bank transfer or Paypal.

It’s a flexible materials list, but for the course, you will need:

Oil paper or canvas/canvas boards, whichever size you prefer.

Oils – the following, or similar: titanium white, cadmium red, lemon yellow, ultramarine, pthalo blue, viridian, sap green, purple/violet, burnt umber

Brushes – a large flat, medium flat, small flat and a liner or rigger brush.

Low odour solvent ( I use Zest it)

Quick drying medium (Liquin/Zest it)

Cloth/tissue/wipes, large palette (plate is fine!)

I recommend using an easel – or at least a table easel – but its not essential!

Amazon will have all of this! Otherwise, for those based in the UK I use www.jacksonsart.com or www.artsupplies.co.uk

(for the first week, paint wise – you will only need white and burnt umber (or any dark tone) this week, as it’s a tonal painting session ? a flat brush, and a surface to paint on! It is an excellent way to warm yourself up for the rest of the course – and get moving that paint around with a bit of freedom!

Join the Facebook Painting Club page with any questions – or just to share your paintings and chat to other artists!

Course modules

Week 1  Tonal Painting – Learn about brushstrokes, brushwork and tonal analysis

Week 2  Tone and Colour – How to translate those tones into colour – looking at mixing, application and lighting effect

Week 3  Landscapes 1 – Woodland Light – looking at brushwork, texture and light

Week 4  Seascapes 2 – Wild Seas. How to construct wave paintings and get the effect of stormy movement in oils

Week 5  Seascapes 3 – Sparkly Seas. How to achieve distance on the sea and a sparkly, coastal atmosphere in oils

Week 6 Bluebell wood – vibrant spring colour and light

Week 7 Landscapes 2 – Land and Sky. Achieve distance and drama through tonal analysis and directional brushwork.

Week 8  City Light – People and movement, hustle and bustle in oils

Week 9  Portraits – Life and movement and atmosphere in your portraiture

Week 10 Still Life – Set up, technique and lighting effects for atmosphere

Week 11 Oyster-catchers  – clear step method to painting these beautiful birds

Week 12 Daffodils – Life and vibrance in this atmospheric still-life