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Tone Values in Oil Painting


video of a lesson in tone values in oil painting

Here is a short video tutorial that will cover one of the most important lessons any oil painting student needs to learn. How to translate real life into the language of oil paint.

A painting is a representation of real life. Most people have a very hard time because they see nature or real life, and want to just plop it down on their canvas or painting surface. This will not work. You only have little blobs of colored pastes that we call oil paint. Real life has nature’s laws. Oil paint has it’s own laws too. In fact knowing the laws of oil paint and how to use them to represent nature is a huge key in learning to paint well.

I go over this and many other techniques of painting in my virtual classroom

If you learn a simple procedure for translating real life into oil paint, you’ll never be so helpless before nature any more asking questions like…”what do I do next”

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This quick tutorial is a sample of the "quick tutorials" to be found inside the Members Area of Oil Painting With Ethan. The Virtual Classroom. If you liked this one, you'll love the stuff you get when you join.

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