Beginners guide to oil painting and demonstration w/ Lachri

Today I’m going to walk you through everything from the supplies I use, to how I blend my paint and even show you how to complete your first oil painting using glazing techniques!

Oil painting has this reputation for being a more advanced medium to work in. People think it’s going to be too hard and everyone’s heard about the trouble with muddy colors. I will let you in on a little secret; Oil painting is one of the easier mediums to work in IF you know how to use mixing medium and when to let your paint dry between layers.

Todays materials (amazon affiliate links):
Fredrix Belgian linen paint board 8×10
Webers permalba black
Weber permalba white
Winsor & Newton:
winton color: light red, terre verte, cadmium yellow pale hue
artist color: naples yellow, raw umber, phthalo turquoise, zinc white, olive green
Winsor and newton set (I’m not using the set but it is enough to get you started, remember, it’s more important to have your values correct than the perfect color!)
Mona Lisa Odorless paint thinner:
Mona Lisa brush tank
Masterson Artist Palette
Viva Paper Towels
Mop Brush I recommend the 12 pack on these I also used a #4 liner brush and two #8 filberts, both synthetic hog hair and a few stiff round brushes.

My reference photo comes from photographter Viacheslav at


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Time lapse and speed painting tutorials and demonstrations by award winning artist Lachri. Learn how to paint portraits, surreal landscapes, pets, lions, tigers, and birds…pretty sure a Wizard of OZ reference should be made right about now. Get tips and watch techniques for working in acrylic and oil paint, carbon pencil, graphite and colored pencil.

The background music is me playing violin.

This video was shot using the Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD camcorder.


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