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with Edward Minoff
Online Class

Oil Painting: Sand, Sea & Sky

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Join renowned seascape painter Edward Minoff as he shares accessible oil painting techniques that can be used to paint oceans, rivers, lakes and more. Begin your class by learning how to stage and sketch a site study. Then, develop and clarify your painting’s horizon line and perspective for a three-dimensional, lifelike effect. Next, find out how to paint a color study for your seascape, and achieve dynamic results with expert color mixing methods. Finally, complete your painting with fine detail and texture that communicates a sense of power and movement with each crashing wave. After this class, you’ll confidently add seascapes to your painting repertoire!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 3h13m

Included in this Class

1. Drawing Studies

1. Drawing Studies

Meet your instructor, classically trained painter Edward Minoff. You'll gain an overview of the methods you'll learn in class before learning how to sketch a site study of your chosen subject. Minoff shows you how to quickly heighten you tonal sketch with white gouache to create a beautiful sense of sky, sea and land.

2. Color Studies

2. Color Studies

Explore hue, chroma and value as Minoff demonstrates how to create rich color studies. Working with the bare necessities needed to paint in the field, you'll be able to quickly and skillfully block in an underpainting and layer it with rich colors inspired by nature. You'll hone your reductive and additive techniques as you gain flexibility painting light and subjects that can change quickly.

3. Linear Perspective

3. Linear Perspective

Move into perspectival studies as you learn classical techniques to create the illusion of depth. Employing methods that were used by master painters like Vermeer, you'll establish a horizon line and vanishing points to create a perspective grid. Then reference the color study you created earlier as you begin to lay in a charcoal study of your landscape or seascape.

Recommended with this class

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