Oil Painting for Beginners - Online Workshop

Katie Jobling's Oil Painting for Beginners Workshop is now open and it's completely FREE to watch and paint along! Katie is a UK-based artist who believes art can have a tremendous effect on our emotional well-being. Katie has a fascination with colour, and she's teaching us her top tips in this series of four video lessons.

Dive into the world of oil painting; a beautiful medium that was favoured amongst the masters. Together we will create some beautiful works, which will help you grow in confidence while deepening your understanding of oil painting. You will learn about mixing colours, building layers and the secret to oil painting success.

You can watch the video lessons here. The supply list is available on the workshop site so you can get all the materials needed to follow along.



As the foundation of your artwork, your surface is the natural place to start and plays a huge role in the success of your artwork. Always choose a quality paper or canvas that allows multiple layers and reworking. In this workshop series we will be working with the following surfaces:








► Lesson 1: Introduction to Traditional Oil Paint

Follow along as Katie teaches the basics of traditional oil painting. We’ll look at different painting techniques, how to use a colour wheel to mix colours, with some fun exercises to build your confidence using oils.

► Lesson 2: Beautiful Florals in Oil Paint

Together we’ll create a beautiful floral oil painting. We’ll cover lots of painting techniques, at an easy pace for beginners. By the end of the lesson, you will have a painting you can be proud of.

► Lesson 3: Introduction to Water-Mixable Oil Paint

We will look at the basics of water-mixable oils and how to use them. We’ll also consider the benefits of water-mixable oils and what differentiates them from acrylics and regular oils.

► Lesson 4: Stunning Seascape in Water-Mixable Oil Paint

Together we will create a stunning seascape in water-mixable oils. You will learn painting techniques, whilst gaining confidence with oils & have a beautiful painting to hang your home.


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