Painting IV: Possibilities
There are many possibilities in painting - different techniques, ways of seeing, possible subject matter, personal approaches. This online lesson describes and illustrates some of these techniques such as scumbling, impasto, palette knife, sfumato, alla prima, underpainting, collage, and others. Various ways of seeing, such as Impressionism, Surrealism, Expressionism and others are described and illustrated. Some suggestions for possible subject matter and how to get ideas for subject matter are discussed, as well as arriving at a personal approach to painting. There are over 30 illustrations, and over 30 links to great artworks on the Web, as examples of the various techniques and approaches.

Also described are the materials used in oil and acrylic painting, and pertinent information about drawing, value, color and space as they relate to painting and composition. There are also a number of practical tips in regard to the painting process, and some advice to those interested in art as a hobby or a profession. Some quotes by noted artists, such as Monet, Pissarro and Renoir written as advice to younger painters are included, as well as some words meant to encourage and inspire, and several books recommended for further study. (See my teaching qualifications)
This is the fifth in a new series of lessons available for a small fee, to complement the many free lessons on this site (four drawing lessons, four design lessons, and four painting lessons, and others). When you sign up for a course, you are helping to keep this site alive and growing, and I thank you for your support. This course is $20.00, payable through credit card with PayPal, a secure site. If you are a confirmed member of PayPal, you can also choose to pay with a check. If you are interested in signing up for this course, please click on the Add to Cart button below, then on the View Cart button.) Please enter your full name and e-mail address in the boxes below, so I can send you the password for this lesson. Shortly after you order the course, you will receive by e-mail the password for the Painting: Possibilities lesson. You will have permanent access to this lesson, to study it at your convenience. If you have any questions, please e-mail me:
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Nancy Doyle
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Stretch Canvas
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Design IV: Elements
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Christo & Jeanne-Claude
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Notes on Art-Making II
Self-Critique of My Work
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Evolution of a Painting