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Learn How To Create Detailed Realistic Oil Paintings

This department holds all of our long duration painting projects. Hang out in Matt's studio and watch him paint illustrations for extended periods of time. If you are passionate about oil painting you have come to the right place.

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How To Paint Glass - Part One Chapter One
How To Paint Glass - Part One Chapter One How To Paint Glass - Part One: In this painting tutorial we begin with the set up for our first long duration painting. There are many techniques you will learn while watching this tutorial. The main one is how to competently paint glass texture. This part one is about the set up . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Two Chapter One
How To Paint Glass - Part Two Chapter One How To Paint Glass - Part Two: In this painting tutorial we first finish up with our board set up. Measuring out our grid and taping our boarder. We then get into the under drawing. Approaching the under drawing as whole we draw out the entire scene. This part two will get you up and running . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Three Chapter One
How To Paint Glass - Part Three Chapter One How To Paint Glass - Part Three: In this painting tutorial we finish up with our under drawing. Learn how to draw in just the right amount of detail. Too much tone and you destroy areas that will be painted translucent. Not enough detail and you are painting in the dark . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Four Chapter One
How To Paint Glass - Part Four Chapter One How To Paint Glass - Part Four: In this painting tutorial we start and finish our under painting. In this chapter you will learn when to paint thin versus opaque. You will learn how to apply oil paint utilizing turpentine painting thin under fat. You will also learn how to not loose your under drawing. There will be multiple parts to follow . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Five Chapter One
How To Paint Glass - Part Five Chapter One How To Paint Glass - Part Five. In this part five we work on the so called ugly duckling stage of the painting. This is the stage where we paint in items like the background as well as the transparent glass. We are basically setting a backdrop to make other items pop. This is a crucial stage . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Six Chapter One
How To Paint Glass - Part Six Chapter One How To Paint Glass - Part Six. In this part six we work on adding the darks within the glasses. Watch as the painting comes alive when we add the dark translucent coffee inside of each glass. We are still basically setting a backdrop to make other items pop. This is a crucial stage. . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Seven Chapters One Through Three
How To Paint Glass - Part Seven Chapters One Through Three How To Paint Glass - Part Seven. In this part seven we primarily work on the left glass. Specifically the top transparent part of the glass. In this part you will see us get into the nitty gritty of painting details. . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Seven Chapters Four and Five
How To Paint Glass - Part Seven Chapters Four and Five How To Paint Glass - Part Seven. In this part seven we primarily work on the left glass. Specifically the top transparent part of the glass. In this part you will see us get into the nitty gritty of painting details. . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Eight Chapters One Through Three
How To Paint Glass - Part Eight Chapters One Through Three How To Paint Glass - Part Eight. In this part eight we finish up left glass. In this tutorial you will learn how to finish all of the details and highlights. Watch and listen as we finally take the left glass to completion . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Eight Chapters Four and Five
How To Paint Glass - Part Eight Chapters Four and Five How To Paint Glass - Part Seven. In this part seven we primarily work on the left glass. Specifically the top transparent part of the glass. In this part you will see us get into the nitty gritty of painting details. . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Nine Chapters One Through Three
How To Paint Glass - Part Nine Chapters One Through Three How To Paint Glass - Part Nine - Chapters One Through Three. In this part nine we start to paint the wood cupboard. In this painting tutorial you will learn how to paint wood texture. Watch as we show you how to apply the paint to each surface plane of the cupboard maximizing light and shade. Then learn how to use the right brush strokes to create wood texture . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Nine Chapters Four Through Six
How To Paint Glass - Part Nine Chapters Four Through Six How To Paint Glass - Part Nine - Chapters Four through Six. In this part nine we start to paint the wood cupboard. In this painting tutorial you will learn how to paint wood texture. Watch as we show you how to apply the paint to each surface plane of the cupboard maximizing light and shade. Then learn how to use the right brush strokes to create wood texture . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Ten Chapters One and Two
How To Paint Glass - Part Ten Chapters One and Two How To Paint Glass - Part Ten - Chapters One and Two. In this part ten we finish painting the wood cupboard. In this painting tutorial you will learn how to paint wood texture with thin layers of paint. Watch as we show you how to apply a thin layer of refined linseed oil then a thin layer of oil paint as a base. Then learn how to use the right brush strokes to create wood texture . . . keep reading
How To Paint Glass - Part Ten Chapters Three and Four
How To Paint Glass - Part Ten Chapters Three and Four How To Paint Glass - Part Ten - Chapters Three and Four. In this part ten we finish painting the wood cupboard. In this painting tutorial you will learn how to paint wood texture with thin layers of paint. Watch as we show you how to apply a thin layer of refined linseed oil then a thin layer of oil paint as a base. Then learn how to use the right brush strokes to create wood texture . . . keep reading
Photo Editing - Choosing Our Next Project Photo Reference
Photo Editing - Choosing Our Next Project Photo Reference We are starting the process of choosing the best photo for our next Long Duration Project focusing on Portrait Painting. This video explains the process behind choosing photo reference. We are looking for your feedback. Let us know what is the photo reference you like. . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part One - Projecting
Portrait Painting Part One - Projecting Portrait Painting Part One: In this part one we get started with our under drawing. This time we will show you something completely different. How do some artist's meet so many tight deadlines, what is their trick. It's pretty simple . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Two - A Loose Underpainting
Portrait Painting Part Two - A Loose Underpainting Portrait Painting Part Two: In this part two we get started with a very fast and easy underpainting. We speak to the pros and cons to completing a fast thin underpainting in oil paint. We also discuss the direction of the painting . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Three - Starting with the Hair Chapters One and Two
Portrait Painting Part Three - Starting with the Hair Chapters One and Two Portrait Painting Part Three: In this part three we start the actual portrait with blocking in the hair. Once blocked in we proceed to render out the hair. When painting hair texture it's a must that you render into an atmosphere. We also . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Four - Blocking In The Skin Tone Chapters One and Two
Portrait Painting Part Four - Blocking In The Skin Tone Chapters One and Two Portrait Painting Part Four: In this part four we start to block in our skin tone. The most important thing to keep in mind in the overall value pattern. Make sure you paint in clear lights, clear darks and clear middle tones. Another item to keep in mind . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Five - Modeling The Skin Tone Chapters One and Two
Portrait Painting Part Five - Modeling The Skin Tone Chapters One and Two Portrait Painting Part Five: In this part five we start to really get into modeling the features of the face. We will show you what brushes to use and where. It's very easy to get mud when trying to model a face with paint. We will provide you with some really cool techniques . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Six - Blocking In The Neck and Shoulders Chapters One Through Three
Portrait Painting Part Six - Blocking In The Neck and Shoulders Chapters One Through Three Portrait Painting Part Six: In this step six we take some time to block in and paint the shoulders and neck. First we show you our premixed palette. We then start blocking in light shapes and shadow shapes . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Seven - Adjusting The Details Chapters One and Two
Portrait Painting Part Seven - Adjusting The Details Chapters One and Two Portrait Painting Part Seven: In this part seven we finish up painting in the neck and shoulders in chapter one. We then progress to adjusting the details within the models facial features. . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Eight - The Ear and Earring Chapters One and Two
Portrait Painting Part Eight - The Ear and Earring Chapters One and Two Portrait Painting Part Eight: In this part eight we finish up painting the ear and earring. In this chapter you will learn how to manipulate values in stead of matching them. You will also . . . keep reading
Portrait Painting Part Nine - Finishing Up Chapters One and Two
Portrait Painting Part Nine - Finishing Up 
Chapters One and Two Portrait Painting Part Nine: In this part we finally finish up this portrait painting by primarily focusing on the background. We get into some really cool texture techniques . . . keep reading