Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips for Beginners

I love new year’s resolutions, and as I start thinking about the ones that I’m going to tackle for 2015 (and what art supplies to put on my Christmas wish lists), I’m turning my focus toward trying out new mediums. I love my acrylics, but I’m a big believer in branching out, and after watching several of our artists work in it, I’ve decided to try oil painting. With that in mind, I’ve started preparing by watching some of our art instruction videos at

Oils for Everyone by Michael Sanders stands out, both because the subject matter is landscape art, but also because it’s painting for beginners, and involves none of the mess or smell of using solvents. Water-soluble oils? Sign me up!

Oil Painting Tips for Beginners and Beyond

Oil Painting Tips

Learn how to paint water and skies in a harbor scene!

In this video, Michael Sanders teaches you all the art lessons you’ll need to get started with water-soluble oils. Learn how to paint skies and get color wheel exercises that will teach you how to mix and apply your paint. Develop the skills and tools you’ll need in your landscape art, from blending and color mixing to brushstrokes and working with your materials, along with tips for creating a strong composition. He then goes into simple painting techniques for aerial perspective, composition, and how to paint water. Michael finishes the workshop with a full painting demonstration, applying all of the oil painting tips you’ve learned to finish a charming harbor scene.


  • Oil painting tips for beautiful landscape art, without the mess of solvents
  • Art lessons that include exercises on the color wheel, how to paint water, skies, and manmade elements in the landscape
  • Painting techniques for color mixing and blending, brushstrokes and sgraffito, composition, and so much more!

Preview Oils For Everyone now to learn how to paint water using a simple painting tip to add reflections of the buildings. Then, see how he uses a color shaper to add ripples. Then, head over to to view the full-length video, access the materials list, reviews, and more!

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