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with Tony Curanaj
Online Class

The Oil Painter's Handbook

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Discover your one-stop resource for oil painting success! Renowned artist Tony Curanaj demystifies the entire painting process, starting with critical considerations of composition. Use the golden mean, rule of thirds and rule of odds to make organically eye-catching still lifes that never look staged. Then, easily block in a sketch with Tony’s tricks for accuracy and alignment. Discover two transfer methods, and develop tonal structure with “wipe out” and ébauche underpaintings. Build a lifelike, radiant still life as you explore volume, form and color with Tony’s expert tips. Learn how to use scumbling, glazing and brush pressure to apply beautiful layers of paint and realistically replicate matte, glossy and transparent textures. Unlock the techniques to create a captivating still life you’re proud to show off!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h24m

Included in this Class

1. From 3-D to 2-D

1. From 3-D to 2-D

Meet your instructor, artist Tony Curanaj, and dive into the first steps of your oil painting as you consider composition choices and begin to draw.

2. Transferring & Underpainting

2. Transferring & Underpainting

Learn two valuable transferring techniques, utilizing oil or graphite, to transfer your drawing. Then paint along as Curanaj demonstrates various underpainting methods.

3. Establishing Value

3. Establishing Value

Working with value is an art in and of itself, and Curanaj helps you identify, mix, blend and paint every value you'll need for a successful and accurate painting.

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paints, brushes, canvas or board