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Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense, to create a varnish prized for its body and gloss.

Although oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western Afghanistan sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries, it did not gain popularity until the 15th century. Its practice may have migrated westward during the Middle Ages. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known. The transition began with Early Netherlandish painting in Northern Europe, and by the height of the Renaissance oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced the use of tempera paints in the majority of Europe.


Their paintings made mine look, frankly, silly. I could only paint a landscape. And, my landscapes looked like the cheesy kind selling for $17 in a shopping mall, not like their fantastic paintings. I was frustrated. “How do I get the answers to my questions? How can I learn to paint the way I really want to?” You can go through the years of frustration at art schools, like I did, to search for the answers. But, you’ll never get them there. I knew other people like yourself were sick and tired of that frustration that came with doing something you love. I paint because I love it, not because I want to be frustrated.

I always knew there was a much better way for others to learn to oil paint. People like yourself who are genuinely interested in learning oilpainting techniques or improving need to get the help you want and need. And believe it or not, there is much better help available for you to learn right in your home rather than in some crowded class that might cost $2000 and may meet at times that are inconvenient for you. I decided to turn my years of experiences with the frustration of learning to oil paint into something positive that will benefit beginning and intermediate oil painters like you.

When you don’t get the results you want, many times you blame this on your lack of talent, but guess what?… If You Get The Proper, Direct, instruction which is Easy To Understand…You Paint Better, Period

Their paintings made mine look, frankly, silly. I could only paint a landscape. And, my landscapes looked like the cheesy kind selling for $17 in a shopping mall, not like their fantastic paintings. I was frustrated. “How do I get the answers to my questions? How can I learn to paint the way I really want to?” You can go through the years of frustration at art schools, like I did, to search for the answers. But, you’ll never get them there. I knew other people like yourself were sick and tired of that frustration that came with doing something you love. I paint because I love it, not because I want to be frustrated.

I always knew there was a much better way for others to learn to oil paint. People like yourself who are genuinely interested in learning oilpainting techniques or improving need to get the help you want and need. And believe it or not, there is much better help available for you to learn right in your home rather than in some crowded class that might cost $2000 and may meet at times that are inconvenient for you. I decided to turn my years of experiences with the frustration of learning to oil paint into something positive that will benefit beginning and intermediate oil painters like you.

When you don’t get the results you want, many times you blame this on your lack of talent, but guess what?… If You Get The Proper, Direct, instruction which is Easy To Understand…You Paint Better, Period