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These step by step videos will start you off crawling, then walking then running. Watch one video a week, take the action steps offered in the complimentary PDF.

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Step One: Setting Up Your Painting Studio
Step One: Setting Up Your Painting Studio We all would like to think that there is one perfect way to set up your studio, however reality usually gets in the way. Not every artist can have the perfect north light picture window. In this step number one we go over studio set up basics . . . keep reading
Step Two: Painting Surfaces
Step Two: Painting Surfaces Step Two: There are many factors for decided on a what painting surface to use. Do you work big? Do you mail out your paintings when you complete them. In this step we give you some important things to think about . . . keep reading
Step Three: Your Palette Options
Step Three: Your Palette Options Step Three: You have a lot of options as to what type of palette you decide to use for your traditional paintings. Deciding on what type of palette to use is a very personal one. In this step one we will go over what choices you have . . . keep reading
Step Four: Paint Brush Stuff
Step Four: Paint Brush Stuff Step Four: Paint Brushes are the lifeblood of painting. Breaking the rules with brushes is the only rule that you want to follow when it comes to using and purchasing paint brushes . . . keep reading
Step Five: Solvents, Oils & Varnishes
Step Five: Solvents, Oils & Varnishes Step Five: Solvents, oils and varnishes can be very be very confusing and expensive. Not to mention some of them are extremely toxic. In this step five we break some simple cost effective options . . . keep reading
Step Six: Oil Paint
Step Six: Oil Paint Step Six: Oil paint is the best traditional paint. It has been around for 100's of years. Ultimately choosing paint is extremely personal in terms of the colors offered. However we have a few tips in this video we think will open your eyes . . . keep reading
Step Seven: Arranging Your Palette
Step Seven: Arranging Your Palette Step Seven: How do you arrange the paint on your palette? Light to dark, or perhaps warm to cool? Let a us share with you a few systems that some of the most successful artists have used in the past . . . keep reading
Step Eight: How To Mix Paint
Step Eight: How To Mix Paint Step Eight: The worst thing that can happen to a traditional painter is creating mud when mixing paint. Also not mixing enough paint can really mess you up if you have to go back into a painting to complete changes . . . keep reading
Step Nine: Painting Value Patterns
Step Nine: Painting Value Patterns Step Nine: This video tutorial really holds the key to creating a compelling painting that really stands out. Have you ever wondered why your paintings have a flat dark look to them. Or perhaps your paintings have a very light . . . keep reading
Step Ten: Value Ratios
Step Ten: Value Ratios Step Ten: This step will teach you the proper way to paint a black object, middle tone object and white object. It's very easy to fall into value traps were you black objects are painted to light and your light objects are too dark. This step is a must watch if you struggle with . . . keep reading
Step Eleven: Painting Gradations with Diverse Brush Strokes
Step Eleven: Painting Gradations with Diverse Brush Strokes Step Eleven: Painting Gradations with Diverse Brush Strokes. Gradations are everywhere in our paintings. A blue sky is shown with a gradation. Skin tone has gradations as well as it transitions from light to dark. In this step number eleven you will learn how to paint a simple six value gradation . . . keep reading
Step Twelve: Painting A Sphere Utilizing Modeling Factors
Step Twelve: Painting A Sphere Utilizing Modeling Factors Step Twelve: Going through the process of painting modeling factors on a simple sphere is one of the hardest thing you will ever have to paint. Why, because it's such a simple shape. Being able to get this sphere to turn into the atmosphere is no easy task . . . keep reading
Step Thirteen: An Easy To Understand Start To Painting with Color
Step Thirteen: An Easy To Understand Start To Painting with Color Step Thirteen: We paint things, not a color wheel. Therefore in this step thirteen I'm not going to show you some generic color wheel that won't help you to improve your paintings. I'm going to skip the color wheel and get right to painting a colorful object. Color theory is extremely complicated. So I'm going to break it down for you starting with this step thirteen . . . keep reading
Step Fourteen: Painting Color and Atmosphere
Step Fourteen: Painting Color and Atmosphere Step Fourteen: This Step Fourteen will teach you how to paint and atmospheric scene with color. You learn when to use vibrant color versus when to use dull color and why. You will also learn how to use edges and manipulate value. Painting with atmosphere is just another step to mastering color . . . keep reading
Step Fifteen: How To Mix Color Strings For A Controlled Palette
Step Fifteen: How To Mix Color Strings For A Controlled Palette Step Fifteen: This Step Fifteen will teach you how to mix out value strings of color. We take you through mixing out the three primary value strings, red yellow and blue. Then we show you how to mix out the secondary colors of green, violet and orange. This step will teach you how to mix color . . . keep reading
Step Sixteen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Limited Warm Palette
Step Sixteen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Limited Warm Palette Step Sixteen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Limited Warm Palette. In this step you learn how to simplify the complicated process of painting with color. There are so many choices when painting with color, where does one start. One way to start is to utilize a very limited palette with just a few tubes of paint. Learn how to paint a scene with mood and emotion utilizing a warm palette . . . keep reading
Step Seventeen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Limited Cool Palette
Step Seventeen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Limited Cool Palette Step Seventeen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Limited Cool Palette. In this step you learn how to simplify the complicated process of painting with color. There are so many choices when painting with color, where does one start. One way to start is to utilize a very limited palette . . . keep reading
Step Eighteen: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Broken Palette
Step Eighteen: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Broken Palette Step Eighteen: How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Broken Palette. In this painting tutorial you learn how to simplify the complicated process of painting with color. You will learn how to work with a broken palette. A broken palette consists of mixing two color opposites together along with white paint . . . keep reading
Step Nineteen: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Light Source with Color
Step Nineteen: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Light Source with Color Step Nineteen: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Light Source with Color. In this painting tutorial you learn how to create paintings that have a tinted light source. This is a great way to create vibrant paintings packed with color. You can create a very slick painting by adding tinted light sources . . . keep reading
Step Nineteen Part Two: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Light Source with Color
Step Nineteen Part Two: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Light Source with Color Step Nineteen Part Two: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing A Light Source with Color. In this painting tutorial we finish up the painting from Step Nineteen Part One. Watch as Matt walks you through the final painting. We start this part two with applying color over the finished under painting taking you all the way to the final . . . keep reading
Step Twenty Part One: Painting with Diverse Light Sources
Step Twenty Part One: Painting with Diverse Light Sources Step Twenty Part One: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing Diverse Light Sources. This Step Twenty is an all important approach to painting any image in any medium. You definitely want to approach going into each painting with a definitive light source. Light helps to create a mood . . . keep reading
Step Twenty Part Two: Painting with Diverse Light Sources
Step Twenty Part Two: Painting with Diverse Light Sources Step Twenty Part Two: Learn How To Paint An Image Utilizing Diverse Light Sources. This Step Twenty is an all important approach to painting any image in any medium. You definitely want to approach going into each painting with a definitive light source. Light helps to create a mood, drama, as well as time of day . . . keep reading
Step Twenty-One: The Overuse and Abuse of White Paint
Step Twenty-One: The Overuse and Abuse of White Paint Step Twenty-One: The Overuse and Abuse of White Paint. In this step we talk about how most artists overuse white paint. We will teach you another way to lighten up your paintings. We will also teach you how to paint with both opacity and translucency. You will learn a lot in this short step. This step brings us right into our first long duration painting . . . keep reading