In this film, Lisa Takahashi covers everything you need to know about getting started in oil painting, including pigments, brushes, palettes, and much more. Watch the film and find a list of contents with timestamps below to navigate your way through the various topics and commonly asked questions that Lisa discusses.
Part One – Artist Oil Paint
6:32 The history of oil painting.
8:05 How to choose your artist oil paint colours.
15:18 How to tell the difference between high grade and low grade artist oil paints.
17:22 An explanation of artist oil painting terms.
17:44 Understanding transparency and opacity in artist paint.
18:50 Lightfastness explained in painting.
19:55 What does permanence mean in artist paint?
20:29 Understanding pigment numbers and colour names in artist paint.
21:14 What is the difference between hue and genuine artist paint?
22:06 What extra means when it’s added to an artist colour paint name.
23:17 What does staining capacity mean in painting?
23:43 What is tinting strength in painting?
24:15 How do drying times differ from paint to paint, and colour to colour?
24:58 Understanding masstone and undertone in oil painting.
25:55 What is the fat over lean principle in oil painting?
28:36 What is alla prima painting?
29:27 What tube sizes are available in artist oil paints?
31:13 How to minimise paint waste with a tubewringer.
31:48 How oil sticks can bring a textural drawn element to your painting.
33:46 What are water-mixable artist oil paints? A solvent-free oil painting experience.
34:55 How can alkyd artist oil paints help speed drying?
Part Two – Oil Studio and Surface
35:34 How to keep your artist oil painting sessions safe.
37:35 What is the difference between artist oil mediums and artist oil solvents?
40:06 How to choose the right solvent for your artist oil painting session.
43:00 What are the best artist mediums to use whilst oil painting?
45:14 How to choose the right artist oil painting palette.
46:17 How to hold an artist kidney painting palette.
47:25 What are the benefits of using a melamine palette for artist oil painting?
47:39 What are the benefits of using a tear off palette for artist oil painting?
48:14 Alternatives to a purpose made artist oil painting palette that you may already own.
48:39 How colour mixing can help you to get to know how pigments behave.
49:43 How to keep artist oil paint wet for longer.
50:48 Why palette knives are so useful in artist oil painting.
53:06 The benefit of wearing an apron for artist oil painting.
54:14 How to choose the right easel for your artist oil painting practice.
56:43 How to choose the right surface to paint on for artist oil painting.
1:00:00 How the surface you paint on can influence the artist painting process.
1:02:00 What is the difference between gesso and primer?
1:03:40 How to use gesso and primers for artist oil painting.
Part Three – Oil Brushes
1:04:00 How to choose the right artist oil painting brushes for you.
1:06:41 Understanding how to care for your artist oil painting brushes.
1:08:58 How using a brush egg can help keep your brushes ‘as new’ for longer.
1:10:26 Summary: what you need to get started in artist oil painting
Further Reading on the Jackson’s Art Blog
Art Terms Explained: Oil Painting
Oil Painting for Beginners: What You Need to Get Started
Jackson’s Canvas Series
A Guide to Oil Painting Mediums
Making a Paint Mulling Slab
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