• Post category:Udemy (Oct. 2021)
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Experience the transformation of a simple photo to an artwork!

What you will learn

Learn to visualize a painting based on a photo

Learn to make value sketch and color sketch based on the photo

Learn to prepare an underpainting.

Learn the method of painting with oil colors (or any other opaque medium)


Welcome to this Photo to Oil Painting Workshop! In it, I’ll show you

  • how to take a simple looking photo and find a pleasing composition in it,
  • do a value study to get the shapes and values clarified
  • choose a color scheme based on the mood you want the final painting to have
  • adjust the drawing to accentuate the feel of the painting and
  • finally, paint the scene with confidence that it will turn into a successful painting!

Come, join me in this adventure where I paint this painting and explain to you my process and thinking behind my brushstrokes!

See you in the class!



Introduction and basic preparation
Actual Painting Process
Underpainting and first layers of paint
Painting sky and details in the middle ground
Background trees and final touches
Reference photo for you