This exciting tutorial is called 'Deepquiet Stillness', and we will be painting to life one of my favourite original landscapes from a recent collection that I released. This soulscape is jam packed full of depth, mist and serenity, and I will guide you through every single step that I take to achieve the final outcome. I highly recommend that you take a meander through my first tutorial ‘Getting Started With Oil Paints’ before beginning this class. I explained what products and materials I will be using in all of these tutorials, and why they are my absolute favourite things to create art with. I also go over some basic tips and tricks that are super handy for those who are just starting out!
I am a completely self taught professional artist, so I know first hand how daunting it can be do begin exploring a new medium on your own. That’s exactly why I have decided to pour my heart and soul into each of these videos for you, so that the fear and apprehension that you may be feeling about diving into oil painting, can be replaced with excitement, joy and a sense of adventure instead. I will guide you through entire realistic landscapes from start to finish, sparing no details or explanations as we move along. I am making it my mission to share every ounce of wisdom and all of the skills that I have learned on my journey this far, so that your very own creative landscape can flourish and grow that much easier. That’s what it’s all about anyways, creating a nurturing community in a world that’s filled with far too much competition.
Any editing flaws within these videos are completely complimentary and have been overlooked with love by a mom that was burning the midnight oil… so please just smile if you happen upon any!
Material List for Deepquiet Stillness:
Titanium White *
Vandyke Brown *
*These colours are really essential to the tutorial, while the ones that do not have a star beside them are less essential but great to have on hand.
Gamsol or your favourite Mineral Spirits
Liquin Light Gel Medium (or walnut oil if you do not want a quicker dry time)
Proart Large Handle Brushes (find whatever you can, but try to have at least one of these):
3" x 1
2" x 2 or more
1" x 2
A selection of various sizes of white taklon (or your preference) brushes in both filbert and flat varieties.
20" x 24" Stretched Canvas
36"x 40" Stretched Canvas (or whatever dimensions you can find within this general range)
A few canvases of any size to practice on
A Painting Palette
1 or 2 Palette Knives
Shop Towels (a stronger type of paper towel that do not have any lint) or Clean Rags