Oil Painting Essentials
Follow the magic. Paint your vision.
Dimitra Milan was a celebrated artist worldwide by the age of 15. At 19, she is ready to share her powerful knowledge with you. Dimitra created these 4 videos with her mentor Elli Milan, the founder of Milan Art Institute and established professional artist of 22 years.
What you get
• 4 Complete video lessons
• Step-by-step instruction
• FREE reference photos
• Join the artist community
FAQ answered below!
How long are the videos?
The videos are 25 minutes each. They include 3 separate painting projects which will take the student between 6 and 8 hours to complete each project.
“I have no experience with oil painting. Are these videos for me?”
Yes! Our oil painting techniques are broken down into 3 easy-to-follow steps. By the end of each video, you will have a completed oil painting!
“How long will it take to see progress in my skills?”
Dimitra and Elli have worked together to develop an easy approach to oil painting, ensuring the information sticks. Your skills will improve with each video!
“Will these instructional videos teach me how to be a professional artist?”
We will teach you three oil painting techniques that all professional painters must know. This will create a solid foundation for you to build on and create your own techniques and styles of painting. To be a professional artist, you need these skills, and the motivation to move forward!
“Will I learn to paint in Dimitra’s style?”
In the four lesson videos, we focus on old master’s skills and painting techniques. However, we make it a point to help you find your own authentic painting style that speaks to you. In order to do that, you must lean the basics, starting with color theory, brushstrokes, and fundamental knowledge of the different mediums.
“What supplies will I need?”
-Oil paint (high quality pigments): Cadmium Yellow Medium, Permanent Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Violet, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Orange, Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Green, Prussian Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Mars Black, Vandyke Brown, Titanium White
-Brushes: Filbert brushes (size 16, 12, 6, 4), Bright brushes (size 14, 10, 6, 2), round brushes (size 6, 4, 2, 1), script brush, liner, a couple of palette knives
-Mediums & cleaners: Eco Brand Citrus solvent (non-toxic paint thinner), Walnut oil , Alkyd Walnut Oil (glaze medium)
-Canvases: you can use stretched or loose. Most of the sizes will be medium to small, like 16inx20in, 18inx24in, and 12inx16in, there will be a few that will be 24inx30in or 30inx40in.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 73
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
My mind is blown at the detail in this short course! I am transitioning after a lifetime (29 years!) of sketching and a decade of using acrylics to oils and couldn't really find a great starting platform - until I came across this course. Having followed your fantastic artwork for a few years now I didn't grudge a penny, knowing I would be learning from such high caliber, wonderful artists. My oil journey is just beginning but I am thankful for the great starting point I now have and can go forth with way more confidence than I had beforehand. I am REALLY excited to start this new journey and thank you so much for helping me on my way. Love and blessings, from Scotland!